Expectations could not be more opposite between Germany and South Korea. Public betting perception could not have a starker contrast. No match on the World Cup Betting Odds board could offer a bigger spread. Germany is a massive betting favorite against South Korea. And with plenty of good reason. South Korea “qualified” for the tournament by default. They were the least bad of a truly terrible group. Germany is the defending champion. Die Mannschaft quickly discovered just how hard it is to repeat. And why nobody has in 56 years. However South Korea offers little threat to the Behemoth.
2018 FIFA World Cup South Korea vs. Germany
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10 a.m.
Location: Kazan Arena, Kazan
World Cup Betting Online Odds:
|Germany||-2 (+105)||3 (-125)|
|South Korea||+2(-120)||23 (+110)|
2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FS1
Germany so Far
Germany was stunned in their World Cup Betting Odds opener. Mexico defeated them 1-0. It’s not as if Germany were dominated. Just the opposite was so. In fact, Mexico was forced to make nine saves. But Hirving Lozano’s only goal at the 35 minute mark was the difference. And was a jolt to the mighty German machine. Despite having an overload of talent they learned its no guarantee. They can actually lose. Perhaps the defeat will prove to be beneficial. It could well serve to keep Die Mannschaft sharp and alert.
Germany’s Second Match
In their second sportsbook match against Sweden there was more turmoil. The Swedes scored first at the 32 minute mark. Upset was in the air. If not down right panic. At least with fans and overextended punters. But then the German blitz soon began. Marco Reus got the equalizer at the 48 minute mark. Toni Kroos then won the game in the dying seconds. It was perhaps the best match of the tournament so far. Not to mention the most intense. With the win Germany is back on track to make the knockout stage.
Joachim Low and Co.
Germany coach Joachim Low made lineup changes for the Sweden match. He felt that a shakeup was necessary. It seemed to payoff. Germany took the attack early and often. It took all game to wear down the Swedes. But wear down they did. The victory over Sweden showed Germany’s depth. Character and determination were also fully displayed. In the most pressure packed circumstances The National Eleven found a way. The world was served notice. Germany will be the toughest of outs. Kroos has been an unsung hero for the German team. He dominates midfield as a truly complete player.
South Korea so Far
South Korea has lost both of their World Cup matches so far. In the opener against Sweden they were shut out 1-0. That was followed by a 2-1 loss to upstart Mexico. South Korea did not score until the very end of the match. It saved face but didn’t really get them close to actually threatening to tie. This team has demonstrated why they struggled so much in qualifying. They only won four out of ten games. And this match will be their toughest yet.
Matchup to Watch
Germany is the heavy World Cup Betting Odds chalk for good reason. They have an overloaded lineup. South Korea lacks comparable weapons. Nor can they match the superior German depth.
World Cup Betting Odds Picks
Germany should dominate this match with little effort.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Germany
World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction: Germany 3, South Korea 0
Catch highlights of Germany’s thrilling win over Sweden!