Sweden vs South Korea - 6/18/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Korea vs Sweden
World Cup Soccer: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:00 am (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium)
The Line: Sweden +105 / South Korea +333 / Draw +225 -- Over/Under: 2 See the Latest Odds
Sweden will be opening their World Cup campaign against South Korea. Both these sides will fancy their chances of making the knockout stages of the competition and due to that fact, winning this game will be very important.
Sweden had an impressive qualifying campaign with their big win over Italy in the play-offs preventing the 2006 champions from making the competition. This will be another big challenge for Sweden since this is the first time the national side will enter a major competition without Zlatan Ibrahimovic. That being said, there is a ton of talent in this side and they should be able to compete in the group.
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On the other side of the coin, South Korea will feel that they have a good chance of beating some of the top teams in the competition. The South Koreans will be heavily reliant on Tottenham winger, Son, who is coming of a great season for the Spurs in the English Premier League. South Korea have always done well in the World Cup and considering Germany is the only world power in the group, they will fancy making the top 2.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that this game ends as a draw. While Sweden have a strong side, they have been struggling to get wins and that trend might continue. We are getting a great price on the draw and as a result it is the wager which I am going to suggest we make. In addition to that, I am expecting this game to be a low scoring contest. Neither side has many goals in them and I see this game ending as a 0-0 or 1-1 draw. Either way the under 2.5 goals wins.