Sweden vs South Korea betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Sweden vs South Korea prediction: Sweden 1 – South Korea 1

After Mexico’s incredible win over Germany in World Cup Group F, this is a pivotal game for both Sweden and South Korea.

Neither side is known for expansive attacking football so it could be a very cagey encounter at Stadion Nizhny Novgorod.

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Sweden vs South Korea: Who will win?

The bookies have Sweden down as favourites, at 21/10.

South Korea meanwhile, can be backed at an attractive looking 10/3.

The goalless draw, which seems very possible, is 11/2.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – AUGUST 31: Son Heung Min of South Korea applauds supporters after the scoreless draw in the FIFA World Cup Russia Asian qualifier match between South Korea and Iran at Seoul World Cup Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Sweden vs South Korea World Cup match preview

All eyes will be on Sweden and South Korea for the opening game of the day at the World Cup on Monday June 17, 2018.

It is the second game in Group F with favourites Germany stunned by Mexico and Hirving Lozano on Sunday.

Sweden reached the World Cup thanks to a seriously hard fought 1-0 victory over Italy in the play-offs.

The “Miracle of Milan” is still remembered fondly in Sweden and you imagine the performances of Janne Andersson’s side will be viewed through the prism of Italy having failed to make it.

South Korea reached the World Cup in Russia thanks to finishing top of their final stages group, above fellow World Cup finalists Japan.

Both Sweden and South Korea are searching for form

Supporters of both Sweden and South Korea will be hoping their respective sides are holding their form for the World Cup.

Recent results ahead of Russia 2018 do not engender much confidence at all.

Sweden drew both World Cup warm-up matches 0-0 in June. Against Denmark and Peru.

South Korea meanwhile, were beaten by Bosnia-Herzegovina and Senegal in pre-World Cup friendlies.

Whilst a 0-0 draw with South American minnows Bolivia will have done little to get anyone excited about South Korea’s chances in Russia.

Gianluigi Buffon v Sweden

MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 13: Gianluigi Buffon of Italy dejected at the end of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg between Italy and Sweden at San Siro Stadium on November 13, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Sweden team news vs South Korea

The biggest absentee for Sweden in terms of profile has to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Whilst there was chatter about the LA Galaxy striker making Russia 2018, that was ruled out weeks before the tournament.

Sweden look likely to start with Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof, main man Emil Forsberg and Marcus Berg assisted by Ola Toivonen.

South Korea team news vs Sweden

Tottenham striker Heung Min Son is the most famous of the South Korea squad.

Much like in 2002, it feels like a number of South Korea players could well emerge to global fame with a good performance in Russia.

Sweden predicted line-up vs South Korea

Sweden predicted line-up vs South Korea

Sweden predicted line-up vs South Korea

South Korea predicted line-up vs Sweden

South Korea predicted line-up vs Sweden

South Korea predicted line-up vs Sweden

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Sweden Win to Nil vs South Korea; Berg to score & over 8.5 corners: 10/1!