Match Preview:

Sweden will have to learn to move on and stop mourning over Zlatan who retired after Sweden’s defeat in the Euro 2016. However, that heart breaking moment actually turned into Sweden’s bane into boon. Sweden formed a better team with more resilient attack and has won seven of their last 10 games in the World Cup group stage. Being clubbed with Germany, Mexico and South Korea in the group, they are most likely to follow Germany’s footstep and reach the Round of 16.

However, this match would be very crucial for South Korea if they are to be more than a group stage punching bag in the world cup but that’s doubtful because of their current form. They have won one game in their last six games and would want to change that in this game. The game is to be played at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of South Korea winning this game is 10/3, odds of drawing this game is 9/4 and the odds of Sweden winning this game is 21/20. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for South Korea emerging out victorious are 10/3 and probability for a draw is 21/10 and for Sweden to win the odds are 21/20. Betfair odd for South Korea is 10/3, for Sweden is 11/10 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 11/5.

 

Team News:

Tottenham forward Heung Min will team up withHwang Hee Chan in the front and Koo ja Cheol will be in the midfield. A few changes are expected in the team.

Sweden will be out their legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would look up to the likes of Larsson, Ekdal to make an impact in this game. Sweden will be captained by Andreas Granqvist.

 

Recent Form:

Sweden:  D D L L W D

South Korea:  L D L W L L

 

Predictions:

Our bet is on Sweden for this game as they are the better team in this fixture.

 

Man Of The Match:

If South Korea has to win then it would fall on Heung Min and if Sweden wins, it will be Marcus Berg.