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South Korea v Germany Betting Tips, Predictions and Previews

June 25, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Kazan Arena - World Cup Group F

Germany take on South Korea in their last group game of the 2018 World Cup, with Joachim Low's side needing a win to ensure their last 16 progress.

Past Meetings

South Korea won their last meeting with Germany, in a 3-1 friendly game, back in 2004 - with Germany winning the two previous meetings between the two sides.

Team News

Loew made a big call for the Sweden game, by dropping some of his under performing stars following the loss to Mexico, and now he must decide if he reinstates them into the starting XI.

One player who is certainly out is defender Jerome Boateng, who is suspended following his red card against Sweden, with Mats Hummels to come in and Ilkay Gundogan will replace the concussed Sebastian Rudy in midfield.

South Korea have a fully fit squad for this game, but they may bring experienced striker Kim Shin-Wook into the starting XI, for what could be his last ever World Cup game.

South Korea v Germany Preview and Predictions

Technically South Korea can still make the last 16, but they would need to win by three clear goals, and Mexico win against Sweden. However the expectation is that they will crash out, with Germany advancing to the last 16 - as they look to defend their title in Russia. Despite performing poorly against both Mexico and Sweden, Germany are still in with a chance of the last 16, and they are unlikely to to slip up this time around.

A Germany win looks nailed on, priced at 1/5, but there is still a situation that could see them eliminated, even if they beat South Korea. If Sweden beat Mexico by more goals than Germany beat South Korea, then they will go through at the expense of Loew's team, in a real final twist.

However that is very unlikely, with Germany buoyed by Toni Kross' late winner against Sweden, and they are at 4/6 to win to nil against South Korea.

Recommended Bets

Germany to win 3-0 at 13/2

Germany look ready to roll now, and Loew's side are still heavily fancied to go far in the tournament and they will want to boost their confidence in this game with a commanding result before the knockout stages. South Korea have been disappointing in their opening two games, and that is unlikely to change.

Timo Werner to score first at 15/4

Werner was the key goal scorer for in qualifying, and he has looked sharp in their first two games, and Loew has faith in him, despite his inexperience. He is without a goal in Russia yet, but he has the opportunity to rack up some goals here and get into his groove for the last 26.

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