Sweden vs. South Korea World Cup Sports Betting Preview & PicksPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
World Cup sports betting takes off next month as a flurry of matchups are on the horizon. To help bettors prepare, we’ve started sizing up some of the most eye-catching games from the early matchups. Today we aim to look at the Sweden vs. South Korea contest, pitting two teams from Group F against one another. Let’s take a look at the 3 team teaser odds to figure out what this matchup will delve into.
2018 World Cup – Sweden vs. South Korea – Monday, June 18th
When: 8:00 am ET
Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Novgorod, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Sports Betting Odds:
Sweden had a tough outing during qualifying but is hoping to start things off on a good note in this year’s World Cup. Luckily for the Swedes, they didn’t draw the toughest opening opponent. South Korea is a challenging matchup nonetheless, but there’s no denying that facing a team like Brazil would’ve been a bit tougher. Testament to that is the fact that the World Cup sports betting odds are slightly favoring Sweden over South Korea. This year’s draw marks Sweden’s first trip to the World Cup since 2006 and their 12th entry overall. All in all, the Swedes finished 2nd in qualifying and were the only team to hand France a loss.
Players to Watch: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), and Victor Lindelof (Manchester United).
Like Sweden, South Korea also finished second in their qualifying stage behind Iran. Ultimately it’s a bit surprising to see South Korea make the cut since the club struggled so severely during the running up. The South Koreans gave up a considerable amount of points on the road, like in Syria and Uzbekistan where they finished 0-0 in both matches. Undoubtedly this year’s roster will be trying to usurp the 2002 South Korean team that managed to finish 4th overall. With a large number of players who compete in the Premier League, the South Koreans have the talent to make a deep push in the 2018 World Cup.
Players to Watch: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham), Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea), and Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace).
Sweden vs. South Korea || World Cup Betting Predictions
Sweden vs. South Korea || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should betting sportsbook players take in this Sweden vs. South Korea World Cup matchup? All in all, this matchup is a bit of a tossup. Sweden seems to have a slight advantage despite the fact that South Korea might have better talent. In the end the even-sided money line odds make either side a great option straight up. Sign up today to get in on this World Cup betting action!
Score Prediction: 4-2 South Korea. The Koreans get the win over their European opponent.