South Korea v Germany: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
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Final score: South Korea 2 – 0 Germany
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Germany kept themselves in the World Cup with a late show against hard-working Sweden and it’s all to play for when they face South Korea. The holders are 1/5 at William Hill to take the qualification-sealing victory, and Germany should get safely through.
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Why Should I Bet On South Korea against Germany?
Toni Kroos’ late goal against Sweden kept Germany’s World Cup alive and after that reprieve, it’s hard to see the reigning holders blowing their second chance. A win for Germany puts them in the knockout rounds and they could even top Group F if Sweden beat Mexico and the goal difference works in their favour.
Germany are 2/9 at Boylesports to beat South Korea and after surviving by the skin of their teeth in their first two games, it’s hard to see Joachim Low’s side struggling here. More of the urgency showed in the second half against Sweden and Germany will be particularly difficult to play against, with little sign the 14/1 Koreans can cope. The draw, which would complicate the group enormously, is 11/2.
The knee of Marco Reus and the genius of Kroos kept Germany in the World Cup but if they’re to have any chance of going long into the tournament, one of the forwards needs to step up. Thomas Muller missed at least one decent chance against Sweden and Mario Gomez didn’t really stand out when coming on either, so the onus might fall on Timo Werner, who is 11/4 at Paddy Power to score first.
Werner, on the books at RB Leipzig but strongly linked to the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona, has the attributes to be a success in any league and any competition. He’s scored more than 20 goals in each of his two seasons at Leipzig and averages a goal every other game for Die Mannschaft, but the pressure of the World Cup is another test for the 22-year-old to meet.
Much like Germany can’t rely on a brilliant Kroos free-kick to score their goals, South Korea can’t rely on a Son Heung-min thunderbolt either. Indeed, the Koreans have disappointed thus far, losing to Sweden and Mexico and never really looking like winning either match.
With that in mind a refocused Germany should produce an efficient display and a calm, crisis-free 2-0 Germany win is 6/1 at bet365. Perhaps this is a different Germany, who don’t make things look easy and conceding first and winning 2-1, a 8/1 scoreline, is also a possibility, but either way it should be a Germany win at the end of the 90 minutes.
South Korea 3-1 Germany – International Friendly – 19th December, 2004
South Korea 0-1 Germany – World Cup Finals – 25th June, 2002
Germany 3-2 South Korea – World Cup Finals – 27th June, 1994