South Korea v Germany Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 27th June
Ben Levene (@BenLevene96) previews South Korea v Germany and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Group F game, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
South Korea v Germany Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 27/06/18
- Time: 15:00
- Venue: Kazan Arena
- Channel: BBC
Thanks to late Toni Kroos heroics, Germany can secure progression to the knockout stage with a win here. Joachim Low’s side were stunned by an impressive Mexico when defeated 1-0 in their opener. They struggled against Sweden for large parts, however managed to get over the line.
South Korea have shown spirit in their two-games but lack of quality on the ball has ultimately shone through. Son Heung-Min scored a late consolation goal against Mexico but barring that they’ve been found wanting.
Jerome Boateng was sent-off against Sweden while Mats Hummels missed out via injury. Low will likely be without the defensive pair on Wednesday, but Antonio Rudiger and Niklas Sule can prove adept replacements.
South Korea lost the expected goals count in both their previous group games, conceding at least six shots in the box in both. Germany registered 26 shots in the box in their opening two games and have the quality to punish the Taegeuk Warriors if allowed the chances.
Jerome Boateng is suspended. Mats Hummels missed the game v Sweden through injury.
Potential South Korea Starting XI: Hyun-Woo Cho; Yong-Joon Lee, Hyun-soo Jang, Young-Gwon Kim, Min-Woo Kim; Se-Jong Ju, Ki Sung-Yueng, Seon-Min Moon, Jae-Sung Lee; Heung-Min Son, Hee-Chan Hwang
Potential Germany Starting XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Rudiger, Hector; Kroos, Rudy; Muller, Draxler, Reus; Werner
Head To Head
- Germany and South Korea have met three times previously. South Korea won the most recent meeting, back in 2004.
Key Stats & Facts
- Germany have qualified from the group stage in every World Cup since 1978.
- Since 1998 Germany have won all four World Cup matches against Asian or Oceanic nations.
- South Korea have lost four consecutive games against European opposition.
- Germany 1/5
- Draw 13/2
- South Korea 14/1
Germany need a win to secure qualification. Time and time again we’ve seen the Germans do what is required, and we can back them to do so with efficiency once again. South Korea lacked cutting edge against both Sweden and Mexico. Unless Son brings more magic, they’re unlikely to trouble Germany’s goal.