Sweden vs South Korea – Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips

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18 June 2018 – 10pm – AEST
Group F
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – Nizhny Novgorod – Russia


Sweden 2.15 | Draw 3.10 | South Korea 3.60


In a continuation of FIFA 2018 World Cup Group F action, quality Scandinavian side, Sweden, meet Asian powerhouse, South Korea, in Nizhny Novgorod.

The two sides have met 3 times previously, but have not met since 2005;

  • Sweden Won 1
  • South Korea Won 0
  • 2 Draws


Talented and hard-working, the biggest question regarding the slick Swedish side for many months was whether star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would come out of international retirement or not?

With that question now answered in the negative, what now for the plans of coach Janne Andersson?

Fortunately, in Emil Forsberg and John Guidetti, Andersson has quality creators and goal scorers to call on. In a tough group, little is expected from the side against Germany and Mexico.

Sometimes, when expectations are low, surprises can occur.

South Korea

With a team lacking world-class talent, South Korea has to depend on two standout players only; Son Heung-min from Tottenham Hotspur and Ki Sung-yueng from Swansea City.

Hwang Hee-chan is a player to watch and certainly Sweden will have done their homework on him. The 22-year-old striker has done well in limited game time at Austrian champions, Red Bull Salzburg. He is small, quick, smart and shows flashes of prodigious talent.

Preview & Predictions

Sweden are the $2.10 favourites for the match with Betstar. Great value here for a Swedish win.

I’d steer clear of the money being offered on a South Korean win ($3.40). They may win, but their odds should be considerably more generous.

If you’re searching for better value options other than a straight Swedish win, a 0-0 draw could pay you out a whopping $7.50 or alternatively a Swedish 1-0 win at $5.80.


  • South Korean Striker, Son Heung-min from Tottenham Hotspur has scored 47 goals in 139 matches for his club.
  • Sweden have scored an average of 1.37 goals per game in their last 10 matches.
  • Sweden to score more than 2 goals – $2.45
  • Sweden to be top European team at the World Cup – $67.00
  • South Korea to be top Asian team at the World Cup – $4.33

Possible Lineups

Sweden: Andreas Granqvist (captain), Robin Olsen, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Marcus Berg, Emil Forsberg, John Guidetti, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Gustav Svensson, Filip Helander, Oscar Hiljemark, Emil Krafth, Viktor Claesson, Pontus Jansson, Marcus Rohdén, Ola Toivonen, Jimmy Durmaz, Isaac Kiese Thelin, Kristoffer Nordfeldt.


South Korea:  Ki Sung-yueng (captain), Kim Seung-gyu, Lee Yong, Jung Seung-hyun, Oh Ban-suk, Yun Young-sun, Park Joo-ho, Son Heung-min, Ju Se-jong, Kim Shin-wook, Lee Seung-woo, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-woo, Koo Ja-cheol, Hong Chul, Jung Woo-young,  Lee Jae-sung, Moon Seon-min, Kim Young-gwon, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Jin-hyeon, Go Yo-han, Cho Hyun-woo.


(Group F)

22:00 (June 18)

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Sweden 2.15 | Draw 3.10 | South Korea 3.60

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