South Korea vs Germany Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions
Germany will be expected to progress from Group F with very few problems and Joachim Low’s side have arguably their easiest game of the 2018 World Cup on June 27th. South Korea have decent pedigree in this competition but they don’t look particularly strong this year and their over-reliance on Spurs striker Son Hyeung-min is far from ideal. The holders have strength in depth and will be expected to ease through this fixture.
Group F Winner
Head to Head
These two sides have faced one another on three occasions. They’ve met at the FIFA World Cup twice with their last clash coming in 2002. The hosts had unexpectedly progressed through to the quarter-finals but a Michael Ballack strike in the 75th minute ended their hopes of making it to the final four. Germany have won both of their competitive meetings but South Korea were victorious during a 2004 international friendly.
South Korea 3-1 Germany – 19/12/2004
Germany 1-0 South Korea – 25/06/2002
Germany 3-2 South Korea – 27/06/1994
Son Heung-min – The Spurs hitman is undoubtedly the stand-out star of this Korea side and they’ll be relying on his industry and finishing ability to fire them through Group F. He netted seven in 12 during qualifying including a hat-trick against Laos.
Timo Werner – There are many German players to choose from but Timo Werner could be key to their chances of reaching the final once again. They have been missing an out-and-out striker since the retirement of Miroslav Klose and his finishing ability could trouble the Korean defence in this clash.