Sweden vs South Korea predictions and betting tips for the World Cup 2018 Group F fixture on Monday June 18th at 1pm. Have Sweden got what it takes to land all three points in their opening Group F encounter, or will Shin Tae-Yong’s proud South Korean outfit look to spoil the party?
As neither Sweden nor South Korea happen to share particularly prominent international status on the World Cup scene, this fixture could prove relatively hard to predict. With both teams looking to get off to a strong start in Group F this summer, this is one match that will certainly be worth a watch.
Whilst South Korea play host to one of the Premier League’s most in-form stars in Heung-Min Son, big things will also be expected of Sweden with RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg fit and firing among their ranks. Both teams are capable of winning, whilst either side could equally lose concentration and falter at the first hurdle.
Sweden are favourites to win against South Korea today, with the best odds of 21/10 at Betfred. The draw is 11/5 and a South Korea win is 7/2. We’ve already had some shocks in this tournament and it would be no surprise to see another one here. In the goalscorer markets, without Ibrahimovic we haven’t got a strong favourite but Marcus Berg is the shortest price first scorer bet at 11/2 with William Hill. Tottenham’s Son is an interesting option at odds of 7/1 with 888Sport. This could be a low scoring match and the odds for 0-0 are just 6/1.
Many World Cup betting tips are failing to shine Sweden’s chances in a particularly promising light thanks to the unmissable absence of a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As things currently stand, Janne Andersson’s Sweden will be without the current LA Galaxy star once they finally introduce themselves in Russia this summer. But whilst most teams would seemingly rue the absence of someone as naturally gifted as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, perhaps Sweden could suddenly begin to thrive without the towering striker in their side. The team now have a chance to find a brand new identity for themselves, away from the shadows of their awe-inspiring talisman.
In Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son, South Korea have the pleasure of welcoming one of the most exciting stars currently plying his trade among the English top-flight. When it comes to finding the back of the net among often difficult and testing scenarios, the 25-year-old front-man rarely seems to disappoint. Although he may not finish as the overall golden boot winner at this summer’s upcoming competition, Heung-Min Son could easily register himself on the score-line in this opening Group F fixture. The current Spurs man therefore represents a promising anytime goal-scorer in line with our latest Sweden vs South Korea predictions today.
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Whilst Sweden vs South Korea may not strike the causal World Cup onlooker as an exciting fixture to behold, especially with so many other global footballing powerhouses due to show their worth at the 2018 World Cup this summer, perhaps we could soon find ourselves pleasantly surprised with what this match has to offer.
With both teams likely to cancel one another out in this predictably cagey group-stage encounter, a hard-earned 1-1 draw seems a likely result between the two nations and that’s the second of our Sweden vs South Korea predictions. Although neither team possesses a great deal of depth going forward, both sides are capable of defending out the opposition for the majority of the 90 minutes, and that alone could prove pivotal viewing.
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