Romania vs. South Korea 7/25/21 Olympics 2021 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Romania and South Korea are facing off at Kashima Soccer Stadium in round 2 of Group B in the Olympics 2021 soccer tournament. These are Romania’s first Olympics, and they have started this tournament with a nice win. South Korea is in a bad form, and they are now on a 3-game losing streak.

Romania is a decent team, and they have had a solid game against Honduras in round 1. Romania has had 47% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 74% of the correct passes. Romania was much better on the defensive end than they were on the attacking end, and they have won this match 0-1 by Honduras’ own goal in the 46th minute. With this win, Romania is now in 2nd place in their group, but this is a tough group for them, and they are quite an inexperienced team. Romania has some good players, but I don’t think they will score a lot of goals here, but with another point from their last 2 games, they might be lucky enough to advance to the next stage.

As I’ve mentioned, South Korea is in bad form, and they are desperate for a win after 3 losses in a row. In their game against New Zealand a few days ago, South Korea was the better team with 59% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. South Korea was threatening, they created some decent chances, but they couldn’t score a goal. In the 70th minute, South Korea has conceded a goal, and they ended up losing this match 1-0. The last two games of the group stage will be hard for South Korea, and considering they need to win probably both of those games, South Korea is under pressure. South Korea has one advantage here, and that is they are more experienced than Romania, but the form does matter, and South Korea doesn’t look well at the moment.

I think this will also be a tough game where we won’t see a lot of goals because neither team is doing great in the attacking end. I would give a slight advantage to South Korea, but I wouldn’t put it past Romania to get all three points here. I’m going to take a shot at a draw here for a nice plus money.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:Draw +210