Match: Sweden vs South Korea
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 Group F
Time / Date: 15:00h / 18 June 2018
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
East and West meet as South Korea (also known as the ‘Korea Republic’) take on Sweden in Group F of the 2018 World Cup (WC).
Sweden vs South Korea Match Preview
After Sweden beat Italy in the impressive playoffs in October, they have recorded six tests matches where raised their hands for a win only once (3D,2L). Their main problem after Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced he was giving up the national team is scoring goals. The Blue-Yellow have scored none in last three friendly games.
In World Cup – Qualification stage South Korea finish second with (4W,3D,3L). After that in warm-up period before Russia, Taegeuk Warriors have way too many friendly games. They recorded 9 in 2018 with 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in that span.
Sweden vs South Korea Head to Head (H2H)
Sweden and South Koreans have met each other twice in friendly games, but both have ended as draws (1:1) and (2:2).
Sweden vs South Korea Team News
Janne Andersson does not like to change his squad and surprises are rarely seen by him.
Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Olsson, Larsson, Ekdal, Durmaz, Forsberg, Berg, Toivonen
Shin Tae-Yong have impressive pace in his squad and here I expect to rely on this against the defensive team of Sweden.
S. Kim, Lee, Jang, Y. Kim, Park, Ki, Jung, Moon, Lee, S. Kim, Son
Sweden vs South Korea Stats and Streaks
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Sweden‘s last 3games (FIFA World Cup).
- South Korea have kept only one clean sheet in last twelve WC games.
- South Korea have conceded two or more goals in five from last eight WC matches.
- 8 of 9 have seen under 2.5 match goals for Sweden, six of them finish with under 1.5 match goals
Sweden vs South Korea Football Predictions
Shin Tae-yong will have the difficult task of scoring a goal to Sweden, on the other hand, the Swedes have proved they are able to win in a tricky way and a goal is enough for them in exactly this type of clashes. My forecast for this match is: