Sweden vs South Korea PREVIEW & PREDICTION 18/06/2018


Group F continues and on this occasion, we will analyze the forecast Sweden vs South Korea. In the previous one, the Nordic painting starts as a favorite due to its greater individual and collective hierarchy. However, if we consider that it does not have much goal to say, we believe that the option “minus 2.5 goals” is interesting to bet. It paints to be a fought and tactical duel due to the combative style of the Koreans, which has allowed them to participate in a dignified way in the World Cups. Remember that the Asians are not having much efficiency in the definition, being feasible that the defenses are imposed on the attacks.


The present of the Swedes is not very positive that we say, since it has shown a terrible offensive drought. Just review the results of their recent friendlies to corroborate this statement (defeat 1-0 against Romania in March, 0-0 draw with Denmark and parity 0-0 with Peru, both games played a few days ago). The team knows how to stand very well in defense, standing out for advancing and for going back in blocks. The problem lies in their poor work of elaboration, which depends a lot on what they can generate in specific plays. They could get to score by a corner or a free kick.

If we analyze the “Nordic” list, we can say that its main figures are the defender Lindelöf of Manchester United, the midfielder Forsberg of Leipzig, and strikers Berg, Guidetti and Toivonen, who play in Al Ain, Alavés and Toulouse respectively. From the tactical aspect, the Swedes use a well-marked 4-4-2 system, which allows them to be balanced and an uncomfortable rival to overcome. Of course, it is expected that they can risk in this game, as they need to win one if they want to qualify. Then the vital duel to go to 8vos will be against the Mexican national team.

South Korea:

The Asians do not come very well to say this World Cup debut, after leaving some doubts in their international friendlies. They come from playing 4 games in the last few weeks, only defeating Honduras 2-0. Then they lost 1-3 to Bosnia, drew an incredible scoreless draw against Bolivia and stumbled 2-0 against Senegal. Apparently it is a tactical but very irregular on the face of the goal. He is expected to risk in some moments of the game, but without losing order and balance between lines.

As it is known, the main figure of this team is striker Son, who has been serving great seasons in English Tottenham. The rest of the team is competitive but does not have the necessary quality to create a well-crafted game proposal. It is enough to know that few players are active in European leagues to corroborate this claim. Of course, a player who could explode in the World Cup is Hwang Hee-chan, Son’s attack partner and whose level in Austrian Salzburg has been more than optimal.

Europeans and Asians met almost 13 years ago, not much serving this confrontation prior to giving a long time ago (draw 2-2).

PREDICTION: Sweden to win @ 2.08

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