Sweden vs South Korea Prediction & Tips
Sweden is in history for having precluded Italy, with our collaboration, access to the final phase of a World Cup after 50 years. Before that, in Group A qualifying, she was rewarded for goal difference despite a direct clash with the Netherlands. As we have seen, the Swedes do not excel from the technical point of view. In the post-Ibra era, only Forsberg, outside of Leipzig, and Lindeloff, central of Manchester United, stand out. There are many “Italians”, such as Rohden del Crotone, Hiljemark of Genoa plus the former Granqvist and Ekdal. To South Korea, another country not very dear to us, the second place in Asian Group A was enough behind Iran. Familiarizing with Korean names is a difficult task, also because at the orders of the CT Shin Tae-Yong only in 5 play in Europe. One has a season in Serie A and is Lee Seung-Woo of the Hellas Verona, but the undisputed star is the offensive side of Tottenham Son Heung-Min, in goal in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Juventus.
Sweden is number 24 in the FIFA ranking, South Korea is 55th.
The Gialloblu have suffered only 6 goals in the last 11 games, including 4 in friendly.
The Asian Tigers have lost 12 of their last 16 matches against European teams.
South Korea has never won in the 4 direct matches (0V-2P-2S) and is clearly at a disadvantage in scoring goals (3-17).
In 11 participations in the final round of the World Cup, Sweden has passed the group 7 times.
Two different football philosophies: the speed of the Koreans against the solidity of the Swedes. But the story says that to be successful at the World Cup you need to have a good defense and this could be the factor that will allow Sweden to collect its first points.
Sweden – South Korea FREE TIPS
Sweden – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90