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AFC Asian Cup Betting 2019 – Winner Odds & Predictions

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AFC Asian Cup 2019 Preview There is some international tournament football betting action to look in early January. The new calendar year starts with a bang out in the east as the 2019 AFC Asian Cup starts on January 5th. The Tournament runs through to the conclusion on February 1st, so it’s a big event. It is bigger than ever actually as it has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time. The United Arab Emirates will be playing hosts for the second time and this is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup. The AFC Asian Cup is held every four years. It is the Blue Samurai of Japan who are the outright favourites at 9/2 odds* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm)

AFC Asian Cup 2019 Odds*

Japan 9/2 South Korea 4/1 Iran 4/1 Australia 6/1 Saudi Arabia 10/1 United Arab Emirates 12/1 Iraq 14/1 Uzbekistan 25/1 Qatar 40/1 China 40/1 50/1 bar * (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

AFC Asian Cup Preview 2019

The reigning champions are Australia who are 6/1 odds to return to the title* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm). That was the first title at the tournament for the Socceroos. Leading the way as the favourites are Japan. They have won the tournament on more occasions than any other nation, with four successes under their belt. Their most recent won was in 2011. Behind them, it is Saudi Arabia and Iran who have both won it three times each. South Korea are the only other nation to have won the tournament on more than one occasion

Qualification for the Knockout Phase

The top two in each group automatically get a berth in the first knockout stage. Extra time and a penalty shootout will be used to determine winners there if they are needed. Also for the first time, teams get to use a fourth sub if the game does go to extra time. VAR will be in full use for the tournament as well. Joining the two automatic qualifiers from each group in the knockout stage will be the four best Third Place Finishers from the six groups.

Recent winners

1996 - Saudi Arabia 2000 - Japan 2004 - Japan 2007 - Iraq 2011 - Japan 2015 Australia

Group A

United Arab Emirates, Thailand, India, Bahrain There are naturally going to be strong group-winner contenders in each of these groups with the seeded teams all being kept apart. The UAE are strong 1/6 odds-on favourites* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm) to get the win in this one as it’s expected to be a stroll in the park for them. However, they were upset in their 2018 World Cup qualification group, finishing fourth of sixth and missing out on the finals. But frankly, there is little to oppose them here. India may be worth a little flutter to follow them through. They are the highest-ranked team of the other three contenders.

Group B

Australia, Syria, Palestine, Jordan There is going to be clear favouritism towards Australia and Syria in this group. Australia are the reigning champions and have the experience and resources to contend well at the event again. It would be a major upset if the Socceroos didn’t top the group as they are the 1/6 odds-on favourites* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm). They did only scrape into the World Cup 2018 via a dramatic play-off against Syria though after finishing third behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in their qualification group. They will reunite with Syria who had that brilliant and unexpected run during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. They should join Australia in the next round.

Group C

South Korea, China, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines This may be one of the more closely-ran groups, but only between the two top. South Korea and China are only separated by twelve places in the current FIFA World Rankings but it is the former who are the more accomplished of the two. South Korea took automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup from their group, while China missed out finishing second-from-bottom in that same group. They were only three points behind South Korea though in the final standings, so it was pretty fine margins there. So this should be competitive and they will meet in the final round of group stage matches for what will probably be the fight for top spot. This is the first time that Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines have qualified for the Finals.

Group D

Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Yemen Going based on the current FIFA World Rankings then Iran are the top side in the tournament. They are ranked at 36th in the world and the nearest to them in their group is Iraq who are 88th. Iran are one easily one of the stronger teams in the tournament and worth a look in the outright market where they are at 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm). They are the ones who are the odds-on favourites to win their group. It should basically be a straight result of a 1-2 between them and Iraq in this one. Vietnam have qualified for the first time as a unified nation. It is the same for Yemen.

Group E

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, North Korea Saudi Arabia were straight qualifiers from the AFC for the 2018 World Cup and are the clear front-runners in Group E at the Asian Cup. This looks as if it will be a routine campaign for them really and this is just about as favourable of a draw as they could have gotten. Qatar, who came from Pot 2 of the draw finished bottom of their World Cup 2018 qualification group with only seven points from ten games. It’s hard to see anyone raising any kind of threat to Saudi Arabia in this group. It may be well worth look at Lebanon to follow Saudi Arabia through from the group just as long-shot.

Group F

Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman, Turkmenistan The obvious choice here for the group win is Japan who are the 9/2 tournament favourites* (betting odds taken from January 2nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm). Looking at the set up for the expanded edition it is difficult to really see any upsets happening in this group stage round. This is just going to be a scrap for who can join them in the next round from this group. With Turkmenistan being the lowest-ranked of all the teams in the tournament, there may be a decent contest between the other two who are only separated by one place in the FIFA World Rankings.


South Korea v Germany Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

South Korea v Germany- World Cup 2018
South Korea v Germany Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 27th June - 3.00 p.m With South Korea on the brink of being eliminated not having picked up a point in any of their first two games, this is all about Germany. This group has been a massive struggle for the Germans and they had to fight their way back from behind against Sweden in their second match, a stoppage-time strike getting them a crucial three points in the game. Now in order to get through to the next round, they have to win by two goals or more or better Sweden’s results against Mexico. Our South Korea v Germany predictions sees a positive result coming for the Europeans.

South Korea News and Form

Despite losing their two games at the 2018 World Cup so far South Korea do actually have a chance of getting through to the knockout stage of the competition. Granted that is a very slim chance. In order for the Asians to progress they would have to win this game and Sweden would have to lose by a bigger margin than what South Korea win by. That looks pretty much out of the picture here and South Korea are heavy underdogs for this game and we can't see them producing anything against Germany. South Korea lost 1-0 against Sweden in their opening match and then went down 2-1 against Mexico, the Koreans getting their goal deep into stoppage time when it was all too late. South Korea does not look much of a force going forward and because of that we are considering Germany to win to nil at 5/6 odds with bet365 for our South Korea v Germany prediction* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). South Korea are now on a five-match winless streak of form in World Cup fixtures losing each of their last four. They will know course be facing a Germany side who need a performance to secure qualification. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Germany News and Form

Germany just about recovered from their opening defeat against Mexico, which is still the biggest shock of the whole tournament so far. The reigning world champions found themselves trailing against Sweden in their second fixture and at that point, they were heading home. But they grabbed a lifeline in the second half as deep into stoppage time Toni Kroos curled in a brilliant winner for them. That was some drama and covered up another weak defensive display by Germany as they struggled to handle the long balls that Sweden was throwing at them. So now in order for Germany to get through to the next stage they have to better whatever Sweden manage against Mexico and that includes the goal difference factor because they are level with the Swedes on that at the moment. A Germany 2-0 option in the bet365 correct score market has been appeal just because of how non-threatening South Korea look. So Germany still have some work to do and they have won just two of their last eight games, losing three of their last five. If ever they needed an efficient win now is the time.

South Korea v Germany Head to Head

This will be the fourth game between these two nations the first two of which were both World Cup games and Germany took a win in both of those fixtures. Their most recent meeting was a 2004 friendly which South Korea produced a 3-1 victory in. South Korea v Germany World Cup 2018 Infographic

South Korea v Germany Betting Odds*

Germany 1/5 Draw 13/2 South Korean 16/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.)

South Korea v Germany Predictions

Somehow Germany have managed to survive despite not looking their usual confident and fluent selves. They should be fine in delivering a victory in this one against an already eliminated South Korea and we are looking at the Germany 2-0 in favour of the reigning world champions.  

South Korea v Mexico Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Mexico v South Korea- World Cup 2018
South Korea v Mexico Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 23rd June - 4.00 p.m What a result it was that Mexico produced against Germany in their opener. Not many will have pegged El Tri to come away with a 1-0 win over the World Champions, but they were good value for it. That sets them up so well now on their quest to reach the knockout phase. Next up for them is South Korea who lost their opener and our predictions for South Korea v Mexico can only see more joy coming for the Central Americans.

South Korea News and Form

South Korea are playing catch up in Group F at the 2018 World Cup after losing against Sweden in their opening game. They didn’t manage a shot on target in the entire match. So now they have to dig deep to pull themselves back into contention but they are not a side running in any great form at all as they have gone W1 D1 L4 in their last six games.

South Korea v Mexico World Cup 2018 Infographic

So they may struggle to get ahead of steam going against a positive Mexico side. Because South Korea doesn’t look a big threat then both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). That does help out a bit in our South Korea v Mexico predictions as we can we can see decent value at 6/4 on Mexico to win to nil* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). They always looked as if they were going to be on the periphery of things in this group and that is probably what is going to pan out. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Mexico News and Form

Mexico were one of the star performers of the first round of group stage matches at the 2018 World Cup and that is because they pulled out a shock 1-0 win over the reigning World Champions Germany. That was a huge result which sets them up very well now in Group F. El Tri now can secure qualification to the round of sixteen if they can make it back to back wins and then they wouldn’t have to much stress ahead of their final game which is against Sweden. The incentive is certainly there for Mexico because topping this group will probably mean that they avoid Brazil in the first knockout stage. In the bet365 correct score market a Mexico 1-0 is at 5/1 odds which does appeal in our South Korea v Mexico predictions while a 2-0 for El Tri is at 13/2* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). After their superb work against Germany, it is going to be all about just getting the win on the board and that’s it in this one. It would be a disaster if they let that win over Germany go to waste. Mexico have a W3 D1 L2 record in their last six games, which wasn’t fantastic form but they produced such a competent and spirited display against Germany. They were very quick on the break and their direct running really had the Germans under some pressure at the back. They should have an easier time of things going forward against South Korea. Hirving Lozano got the goal against Germany and was so impressive in his attacking role. He is the 2/1 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) and he will draw plenty of interest in Mexico v South Korea predictions. In each of their last six World Cup appearances, Mexico have made it through to the knockout stage and they are set up well to make a repeat of that.

South Korea v Mexico Head to Head

There is a lot of history between these two sides actually with Mexico holding a W7 D2 L2 record against the Asians. This is their first meeting since a 2014 friendly which Mexico won 4-0. The two have met before at the World Cup as they were together in the 1994 edition with Mexico running out 3-1 winners.

South Korea v Mexico Betting Odds*

Mexico 4/6 Draw 14/6 South Korea 5/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.)

South Korea v Mexico Predictions

We are going to keep things simple for our South Korea v Mexico predictions and go for the Central Americans in the match outright. There was not a tremendous amount of quality coming from the Asians in their first game and we can see Mexicans easing to another three points.  

Sweden v South Korea Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Sweden v South Korea-- World Cup 2018
Sweden v South Korea Betting Preview - World Cup 2018 18th June - 1.00 p.m (Full time: 1:0 - goals: Granqvist (P) 66') This is an important game for the Swedes because if they drop points here it may be difficult for them down the line to grab a qualification place. This is their easiest game in Group F with Mexico and Germany to follow for them. So the Europeans cannot afford to miss this opportunity but they have been struggling for goals during their warm up. But then there are facing a South Korea side who are favourites to get the wooden spoon in the group and are pretty much out of form themselves so are predictions for Sweden v South Korea may be leaning towards a low scoring contest.

Sweden News and Form

Sweden actually put together a good qualification campaign as they finished behind France while holding off the challenge of the Netherlands. So that was a competitive group that they had to battle their way through and then they had to deal with Italy in the playoffs to get to Russia 2018. Sweden took a 1-0 win over the Italians. Since booking qualification for the World Cup finals through Sweden’s form has taken a bit of dip having failed to win any of their last six games (D4 L2). So that’s a concern for them now at the World Cup and they have also failed to score in four of their last six which is a surprise because they look quite strong going forward during their qualification campaign where they had Marcus Berg who was the top goalscorer in the entire group. Berg is the 5/1 odds first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM).

Sweden v South Korea World Cup 2018 - Infographic

So things are not quite going smoothly for the Swedes at the moment and because the goals have dried up then our Sweden v South Korea predictions include under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM). The game really does look as if it is going to struggle to get above that goal-line and Sweden took back-to-back clean sheets in there to final warm-up matches. Expecting the game to be a low scoring one it does open options in the correct score market and as Sweden are favourites to win this game then a Sweden 1-0 option is at 9/2 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM). The way this Group F is expected to pan out is Germany win it, subsequently leaving a battle between Mexico and Sweden for the other qualification spot. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

South Korea News and Form

Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son is going to be the focal point of South Korea’s hopes at the 2018 World Cup. However on the whole South Korea does not look like any kind of force to be reckoned with at all, and like the Swedes, they are not carrying any great form. South Korea has suffered four losses in their last six games, and have not hit the back of the net in either of their last two. In their qualification campaign, South Korea finished seven points behind group winners Iran but it was enough to still secure them automatic qualification place. They do have clear weaknesses in the back line and that is why despite this looking like a tight game our Sweden v South Korea predictions favour the Europeans. We can see big value in backing both teams to not score at bet365 for 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM) as both teams have scored in just one of Sweden’s last six games, and both teams have scored in just one of South Korea’s last four games. It may be a fairly sedate game.

Sweden v South Korea Head to Head

Sweden and South Korea have met each other twice before and both were friendly internationals. Both of those games as well ended in a draw.

Sweden v South Korea Betting Odds*

Sweden 21/20 Draw 9/4 South Korea 10/3 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.)

Sweden v South Korea Predictions

There are two sides who aren't in any particular kind of positive form. Sweden should be the better of the two but they haven’t been clicking as an attacking unit and have actually won only two World Cup matches since 1994. So there is every indication that this is going to be a low scoring game, so our prediction is to back the Europeans to get the victory by a one-goal margin.  

Who will be best Asian team at the World Cup 2018?

World Cup 2018 Betting
Japan are the market leaders when it comes to Best Asian Team ahead of the 2018 World Cup Five teams qualified for the 2018 World Cup from the AFC section, with Australia forming part of the Asian Football Confederation in recent years.  

Japan the best of the AFC?

The Socceroos are joined by Japan, South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia, with the Asian teams not expected to make a big impact on the tournament although one or two have a chance of reaching the knockout stage. Japan are the 7/4 favourites with BetVictor to be the best Asian team in Russia, with the Samurai Blue thrust into an open Group H that also includes Poland, Colombia and Senegal. However, Akira Nishino’s team might have their work cut out against quality opposition, with Japan having played thirteen World Cup matches aside from the 2002 tournament (where they had home advantage) and they won just two games.

Best Asian Team odds*

Japan 7/4 South Korea 10/3 Australia 10/3 Iran 10/3 Saudi Arabia 9/1 * (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 4:33 a.m.)

Iran with a lively chance

Therefore, we could look elsewhere and Iran strike us as having a lively chance in Group B despite being drawn in the same section as Spain and Portugal. Carlos Queiroz’s side will go up against Morocco in their 2018 World Cup opener and a crucial win in Saint Petersburg could see Iran looking to squeeze out a point against Spain before a potential crunch clash against the Portuguese. On first glance, Portugal look difficult to oppose after winning their World Cup qualifying group with nine wins and coming into them after winning the 2016 European Championship. However, they are over-reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid superstar is sure to be marked heavily. Iran are a 10/3 chance* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 4:33 a.m.) to claim the top Asian team prize and they look to have the best chance of all.

Saudi Arabia

We are happy to draw a line through Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that they were the only Asian side to score in all ten matches during the final round of qualifying. The Saudis have also been given a fairly favourable group although hosts Russia are an unpredictable lot and Uruguay possess the class to go very deep in this tournament, while Egypt will pitch up with leading Premier League star Mohamed Salah.

Socceroos to struggle?

Australia look a touch short at odds of 10/3 wtih BetVictor* (betting odds taken on June 13th, 2018 at 4:33 a.m.) and the Socceroos are now managed by the experienced Bert van Marwijk, with the Dutchman having taken the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup and he’s since had a spell with Saudi Arabia. The Aussies are in the same group as France, Denmark and Peru, with a tricky opener against Les Bleus likely to put the men in yellow on the back foot.

World Cup 2018 outright winner odds*

Brazil 4/1 Germany 5/1 Spain 6/1 France 6/1 Argentina 9/1 Belgium 10/1 England 16/1 Portugal 25/1 Uruguay 25/1 Croatia 33/1 Columbia 40/1 Russia 40/1 Poland 66/1 Denmark 100/1 Mexico 100/1 Switzerland 125/1 Sweden 150/1 Peru 150/1 Bar 200/1 * (Betting Odds taken from BetVictor on June 13th, 2018 at 4.18 a.m.)

The Taeguk Warriors

Finally, we have a South Korea team who are in the same group as a German side expected to win Group F at a canter, while Sweden and Mexico could be decent opponents for the Taeguk Warriors. However, we are sticking with Iran to potentially emerge through Group B thanks to the sort of stubborn defensiveness that could see them go through in second behind Spain.  

Northern Ireland v South Korea Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th March 2018

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Northern Ireland v South Korea Betting Preview - 24th March

Northern Ireland strung together a fantastic World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign, but in the end, they just fell short of reaching the Finals, having been eliminated by Switzerland. But with Michael O’Neill still in charge, can the Irish drive forward to the next challenge? South Korea booked their spot at Russia 2018 with automatic qualification from their AFC group.

Northern Ireland v South Korea Betting Tips

Northern Ireland so very nearly made it to the World Cup. After putting together a fantastic group stage campaign in which they finished second behind Germany, they went up against Switzerland in the qualification play offs and lost 1-0 on aggregate. You know what you're going to get from Northern Ireland, defensive discipline and a great work rate. Even if they have a look at different faces in this one those core principles are not going to change. Under 1.5 goals at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:29 p.m. on March 21st, 2018). Northern Ireland are on a four-match winless streak now and they have failed to score in their last three so haven’t been in great form. They don’t pack a lot of goals, but as they are at home, in the correct score market a Northern Ireland 1-0 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:29 p.m. on March 21st, 2018). Even though Northern Ireland have lost their last two home games, their last three victories at home have all been with a clean sheet. Northern Ireland and South Korea have never met before so new ground will be broken here. South Korea got through to Russia 2018 after taking second place behind Iran in their AFC qualification group. They finished a hefty seven points back of the group winners actually. The Koreans produced only the eleven goals in their ten qualification games and again that is just another indicator that this will likely be a low scoring duel. It is always hard to gauge teams like South Korea who don’t go up against quality opposition very often, but they are unbeaten in their last eight games for the current form. That actually includes a couple of victories over European nations in Moldova and Latvia this year. They played a friendly against Colombia last November as well and won that while holding Serbia to a draw. However, those were all home games. Their last away friendly they lost against Russia.

Northern Ireland v South Korea Betting Odds*

Northern Ireland 7/4, South Korea 7/4, Draw 2/1* (Betting Odds taken at 4:29 p.m. on March 21st, 2018)

Northern Ireland v South Korea Predictions

Northern Ireland can dig themselves out a win in this one. It’s hard to judge exactly where South Korea are at, but the Irish are strong, organised and pick off the visitors in a low scoring game.

Odds on South Korea to beat Belgium | World Cup 2014

South Korea v Belgium
Barring a cricket score victory by Algeria over Russia, Belgium should top the group. However, they've been mightily unimpressive in beating Algeria and Russia for a squad that was hyped up so much in the months leading up to Brazil 2014. Even though there is massive scope for Belgium to improve, Marc Wilmots may be tempted to rotate his squad slightly ahead of their final group match with South Korea. And with rotation comes weakness and disorganisation. The Koreans have only one point, gained by drawing with Russia. Algeria pretty much cruised to a 4-2 win over them so the Koreans are basically playing for pride. South Korea are certainly good enough to get a draw against Belgium, based on the way the Red Devils have played in the tournament so far. And it wouldn't take much for the Asian side to nick a late winner. The latest odds on South Korea beating Belgium are 17/4. LATEST MATCH ODDS - South Korea v Belgium  World Cup 2014 South Korea       17/4 Draw     11/4 Belgium                4/5 FIRST GOALSCORER R Lukaku              9/2 E Hazard               6/1 with BET365 D Origi   7/1 K Mirallas             7/1 K De Bruyne       10/1 D Mertens          11/1 with BET365 HM Son                11/1 L Keun-Ho           11/1 CORRECT SCORE Belgium 1-0        13/2 Draw 1-1              7/1 Belgium 2-0        8/1 Belgium 2-1        9/1 Draw 0-0              10/1 South Korea 1-0                14/1 South Korea 2-1                16/1 TOTAL GOALS Over 2.5               EVS Under 2.5            4/5 BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE Yes         10/11 with William Hill No          EVS VERDICT: Belgium believe they've got one foot in the round of 16 already and may take this game a little less seriously than they did their previous two games. And in those two games they weren't very impressive at all. It all reveals that South Korea could pick off the Belgians and end their tournament on high. Go low-scoring in this game, with Korea winning 1-0.

South Korea v Belgium Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2014

South Korea v Belgium
South Korea v Belgium World Cup 2014, 26th June Betting Preview There is a slim chance that South Korea could get through, but their fate isn’t in their own hands as they would also need Algeria to do no better than draw against Russia. The Korea Republic would still need to produce a big win though to help their goal difference. Belgium on the other hand are cruising towards the knockouts, the only ones who can catch them are Algeria.

South Korea v Belgium Betting Tips

So the Red Devils can coast somewhat, but they really need to find a bit of cohesiveness. For being backed so heavily as a dark horse, they haven’t looked that impressive, not quite being there and clicking as a team. Still, they are doing alright in terms of points and result and they do only need a point. They’ll probably get one because South Korea haven’t been that solid at the back. The Asians have conceded eleven goals in their last four World Cup group stage matches alone, five already in their two this time around. They were hammered badly 4-2 against Algeria, made to look very poor by the Africans. This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides and all of them have been in the World Cup. Belgium hold a W2 L1 unbeaten record against the Asians, so the Red Devils are up there. They are the better of the two sides, by some distance, although their wins over Algeria and Russia in the group, only came by a one goal margin. They have been made to work harder than many people would have expected them to have done, not helped by Romelu Lukaku not looking at the races. He’s looked a bit off the pace and disinterested, but is trading as even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, with Eden Hazard at 2/1. The five goals that Belgium have scored at the World Cup have been netted in the final twenty minutes of matches, and 24 of South Korea's 31 goals have all been scored after half time. That would point to there being goals in the second half of the game. On top of that, all three of the goals that Belgium have scored at the World Cup so far in Brazil have been scored by substitutes. That just goes to prove that they have a decent squad with plenty of depth in their ranks. Their 1-0 victory over Russia gave them their first clean sheet in eight World Cup matches, but they are on an eight match ban streak in group stage matches. There is probably enough in this to push the game over 2.5 goals.

South Korea v Belgium Betting Odds

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South Korea v Belgium Predictions

Would look for Belgium to win the match, as well as it going over 2.5 goals. That is based on the leakiness of the South Korea's defence and they should try and push in this one to at least go out with a bang in trying to sneak qualification. Belgium will be too good for them, they have the individuals to pick them off.

South Korea v Algeria Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2014

South Korea v Algeria
South Korea v Algeria World Cup 2014, 22nd June Betting Preview Well there is a good shot here for South Korea to make a big case for qualification to the knockout stages of the World Cup. They took an unexpected draw against Russia in their opener, and now in taking on the weakest opposition in the group, a win would put them in the driving seat to move ahead in the competition. The Asians will likely have a better chance here at three points than in their final game against Belgium.

South Korea v Algeria Betting Tips

This is the first World Cup meeting between the two nations, but they have met once before in a friendly which was back in 1985. South Korea won that meeting out in Mexico, and they showed enough in their game against Russia to back to put three points on the board here. The point against Russia was against the odds because South Korea had lost their last two World Cup warm up matches without scoring a goal. But they worked hard, showed some good enterprise and weren’t overawed by the occasion or the opposition. They have played African nations twice before at the World Cup and took a win against Togo in 2006 and then a draw against Nigeria at South Africa 2010. The Asians have only managed to win one of their last six matches played in the World Cup group stages, drawing three and losing two in that sequence. You wouldn’t necessarily look for this one to be a high scoring match, so going under 2.5 goals would be the best way to go. South Korea just look to have more pace in their ranks and they will see the big opportunity ahead of them. Chu-Young Park and Son Heung Min are 2/1 joint favourites in the anytime goalscorer market for Korea. Can they build on that point against Russia. Algeria didn’t show very much in their opener against Belgium, a game which they lost 2-1. They only had one shot on target and that was from the penalty spot, which they scored. Still, they did make Belgium huff and puff for their win, but they don’t look a big threat going forward at all. Indeed in nearly eleven and half hours of World Cup football, they have only managed two goals. Ahead of the tournament, they were favourites to finish bottom of the group and that will be confirmed if they lost against South Koreans. However, the Algerians did put together some good form ahead of the World Cup, beating Slovenia, Armenia and Romania. It is a whole different world on the biggest football stage of all though.

h2:South Korea v Algeria Betting Odds

South Korea 5/4, Algeria 2/1, Draw 9/4 There is good insurance at online betting site Unibet for the entirety of the World Cup. The bookmaker will refund all losing Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer bets on all matches in the tournament, if a goal is scored in injury time.

South Korea v Algeria Predictions

It probably isn’t going to be the most exciting game at the World Cup, but would lean towards just backing the South Koreans in the match outrights here. There is enough value because the Algerians don’t look to be carrying much of an offensive threat and Korea should have an easier route to goal.


Russia v South Korea Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2014

Russia v South Korea
Russia v South Korea World Cup 2014, 12th June Betting Preview This is the final match of the first round of group stage matches, and therefore a Group H fixture. Russia will be looking to put a win on the board in order to challenge for top spot in the group, which will likely come down to a duel with Belgium. South Korea with some poor form ahead of the World Cup, go as underdogs.

Russia v South Korea Betting Tips

The Russians are undefeated (W4 L2) in their last six matches, so their current form is strong enough to suggest that they are going to get the job done in this one. Fabio Capello is the man in charge, so you know that you are going to get pragmatism and a tight ship. Russia have only conceded the one goal in their last four matches, so pretty much as you would expect. This may just be a comfortable warm up for the Russians before heading into the big Group H clash against Belgium. However, clean sheets haven’t been easy to come by for Russia at the World Cup, because they have posted just one in their last six, that one coming back at the 2002 World Cup against Tunisia. There has only been the one meeting between the two of them and that was a friendly back in last November. Russia won it 2-1. Going back to Russia’s form at the World Cup, including games played as the Soviet Union, they have lost seven of their last ten played at the finals, with wins in the other three. However, they do look neat enough to get a comfortable job done in this opener, simply because they won’t give a lot of chances to the South Koreans. Russia’s big star up front is younger Aleksandr Kokorin, who was the youngest player to score 10 or more goals in the Russian Premier League. The 22 year old is 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Aleksandr Kerzhakov as even money favourite. This looks like a game which will go under 2.5 goals, because that is the style of Russia. Efficient. South Korea lost their last two warm up matches ahead of the World Cup, going down against both Tunisia and Ghana without finding the back of the net. This is their eighth World Cup in a row, but they have only managed to win two of their last 10 in the World Cup finals. They did get one over Greece four years ago in South Africa. That was in their opening fixture and a word of caution for Russia is that South Korea have won each of their last three World Cup openers. They have also scored the most direct free kicks at the World Cup since 1990.

Russia v South Korea Betting Odds

Russia even money, Draw 23/10, South Korea 3/1 Russia are favourites here at even money, but with Titanbet you can get enhanced odds on this game and take the Russians at 3/1. This is part of Titanbet's great enhanced odds campaign for the World Cup. Just place a maximum £10 stake and back a Russian victory. They also offer 87th minute insurance, where if a goal is scored from the 87th minute onwards, you'll get lost stake refunds on the match outright market.

Russia v South Korea Predictions

You will see a lot of energy from South Korea, while Russia will try and stay as composed and collected as they can be and not rush things. Decent spattering of quality throughout the Russian side and they should get a win on the board here. It’ll probably be a low scoring affair, but back Russia to get the job done in the outright market.

Odds on South Korea to beat Russia | World Cup 2014

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Russia are mentioned 38 places above South Korea in the latest FIFA world rankings. However, that doesn't tell the full story. Russia are an extraordinarily average team. They're managed by Fabio Capella but he was restricted to only picking home-based players for the trip to Brazil. The domestic league in Russia is full of expensive overseas players which restrict the number of home-grown players getting opportunities. Admittedly, Group H is wide open and if Capella has his men well-organised, they could get through to the next round. But without any players of genuine class, an ageing defence, no prolific goalscorer, a tame midfield and a terrible record at major tournaments, Russia are up against it from the off. South Korea are going to be well-drilled, well organised, disciplined and full of confidence having finished third at the 2012 Olympics and fourth at the 2002 World Cup. The squad is a very good blend of youth and experience containing players from very diverse leagues around the world. Their forwards contain blistering pace which will trouble the ageing Russian centre backs. Latest odds on South Korea to beat Russia are 3/1 LATEST MATCH ODDS - Russia v South Korea World CUp 2014 Russia   6/5 Draw     5/2 with BET365 South Korea       3/1   FIRST GOALSCORER Aleksandr Kerzhakov     11/2 Aleksandr Kokorin           6/1 with William Hill Chu-Young Park                8/1 with William Hill Lee Keun-Ho      9/1 with BET365   CORRECT SCORE Draw 1-1              13/2 Russia 1-0            7/1 Draw 0-0              8/1 Russia 2-1            9/1 Russia 2-0            10/1 South Korea 1-0                10/1 South Korea 2-1                14/1 South Korea 2-0                20/1   BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE No          10/11 Yes         11/10   TOTAL GOALS Under 2.5            4/6 Over 2.5               6/4   VERDICT: Basically, the bookmakers are predicting a low-scoring win for Russia. They have this game completely wrong. this is the most ordinary squad Russia have sent to a major finals for quite some time and South Korea will exploit that and take the points on Tuesday night. A 2-0 win for the Asian side is not impossible.

South Korea one of the biggest movers in World Cup 2014 betting

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South Korea have been one of the biggest movers in World Cup 2014 betting over the last week. Despite some poor results during 2014, including losses against the USA and most recently, Tunisia, the Asian nation have seen themselves drawn in from 66/1 to 40/1 shots to reach the semi finals at Brazil 2014. In Between those aforementioned losses, they did book a 2-0 win over World Cup-bound Greece, but it hasn’t been stellar form from the Korea Republic. Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “In the past 24 hours we have laid a four figure bet on Germany at 6/1 to win the World Cup but at present Brazil remain our biggest losers in the Ante Post book.” He added “On Tuesday morning, our traders laid South Korea to reach the semi Final at 66/1 and having seen continuous support over the past few hours, they have now clipped the price into 40/1.” Over in the World Cup 2014 outright winner market, the largest popularity continues to be with host nation Brazil, holding their ground as 3/1 shots land the title. Their South American rivals Argentina are 9/2 at Boylesports to win what would be a third World Cup, with Germany in at 6/1. Joachim Low’s Germany, have drifted some after being joint 5/1 second favourites alongside Argentina for a long time.. In the Name The Finalists market at Boylesports, the Brazil/Argentina option heads the betting at 9/1 with a Spain & Brazil World Cup final priced at 12/1. In the winning continent market, both Europe and South America are currently inseparable 10/11. Punters can back a at 7/2 the option of there being a new winner of the World Cup.

Brazil v South Korea Olympic Football Betting Odds

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Brazil v South Korea Olympic football betting is the second of the London 2012 semi finals. Tournament favourites Brazil had a battle on their hands in their quarter final match, as they had to endure and overcome a strong start by Honduras. The Hondurans had taken an early lead just after the 12 minute mark, but they shot themselves in the foot it seemed, when Wilmer Cristiano was red carded around the half hour mark and Brazil equalised less than ten minutes later. But it was Honduras who regained the lead after the restart before Neymar and Damiao put the Brazilians back in front and they managed to hold on to that. Honduras went down to nine men at the end of the match after Roger Espinoza picked up a second yellow card on ninety minutes. Despite Brazil just having 56% of possession in the game, but it was quite an evenly matched affair with Honduras not looking as if they were afraid of the South Americans. Brazil will be favourites at Old Trafford to take victory in the semi final, and they should grow from their trails against Honduras. That was the first time that Brazil really were pushed hard during the tournament, the only times they have looked vulnerable before was when they had taken their foot off the gas. The South Americans turned in a very disjointed and below-par display, but everyone knows that they are better than that. Brazil have a great fluidity between midfield and attack when they get a grip on games, and with Neymar netting three tournament goals and Leandro Damiao with four, Brazil have plenty of goals in them. No-one else in the final four are going to match the kind of goals that Brazil can produce. Brazil have scored twelve goals in their four matches, topping their group with three wins from three. It could all be a bit too much for South Korea, who haven't impressed too much in front of goal. South Korea had a dramatic win against Great Britain in the quarter finals. Going up against the host nation was never going to be easy, but the Koreans put in a solid performance to take control of the game on the half hour mark. They did concede two penalties during the regulation 90 minutes, with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey converting one and missing the second opportunity. While South Korea had very good patches of the game where they were on top of Great Britain, by the end, in extra time, they were the side which were happier to get to penalties as the hosts put on the pressure. South Korea created just as many efforts as goal as Great Britain, but they did concede a lot of possession and if that happens against Brazil, it will be hared to see them getting into the game and causing any threat. South Korea qualified in second place behind Mexico, managing just two goals for a tournament total of three goals in four games. That is not going to stand up against the forward power of Brazil and the question will be, do they have enough of a defensive effort to keep out Brazil for 90 minutes. Brazil v South Korea Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365 Brazil ½, Draw 3/1, South Korea 11/2 Online bookmaker Bet356 offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first deposit on a new account, with a 100% bonus. This means that on your new Bet365 account, you can get £200 worth of free bets, as they match your initial deposit. Bet365 provide superb football betting coverage through their live in play services, and are one of the most highly recommended online bookmakers available.  

Great Britain v South Korea Olympic Football betting odds

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Great Britain v South Korea betting is the quarter final line up facing Stuart Pearce as he tries to guide the host nation to an unlikely medal. Great Britain took a 1-0 win over the disappointing Uruguay side on Wednesday, and match which clinched top spot in Group A of the Olympic football tournament. A goal from Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge was enough to see off the South Americans and to eliminate them from the tournament. That was a great confidence boost for Great Britain, who, slowly but surely are growing into the tournament slowly but surely. The match against Uruguay saw Great Britain put together their most cohesive performance, looking as if the understanding between the players in the make-shift side is growing. Ironically in winning the group, Great Britain now have a tougher path to the final, as they will likely meet Brazil in the semi finals. Senegal, who finished runners up behind Great Britain, have a much easier quarter of the draw behind Spain crashed out. So there is still a lot of work to be done by Stuart Pearce's men, but at least they are looking like a unit. The back line worked much better together and while there is not a lot of flair in the side, especially through the middle of the park, they are working hard. Great Britain do not genuinely look as if they are going to create a lot of chances in their matches, but as long as they take the ones that they do, then they may just be able to grind their way through this. Great Britain v South Korea betting will have the host nation as favourite. South Korea finished second in Group B, arguably the easiest group of the tournament. South Korea, after opening with a 0-0 draw against Mexico, beat Switzerland 2-1 before picking up another 0-0 draw against Gabon. So nothing too much for Great Britain to fear, and they will have that extra man from the home support on their side away. A place in the semi final awaits, and apart from Brazil, the tournament really is wide open at the moment. With their progress, Great Britain are now trading as second favourites at a price of 7/1 with online bookmaker Bet365, behind favourites Brazil at 4/7. Great Britain v South Korea odds at online bookmaker Bet365 Team GB 6/5, Draw 11/5, South Korea 12/5 Online bookmaker Bet356 offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first deposit on a new account, with a 100% bonus. This means that on your new Bet365 account, you can get £200 worth of free bets, as they match your initial deposit. Bet365 provide superb football betting coverage through their live in play services, and are one of the most highly recommended online bookmakers available.