Sweden v South Korea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster is backing Janne Andersson's side to get their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start in Monday's opening match from World Cup Group F

Sweden will hope to get their World Cup campaign off to a superb start when they meet South Korea on Monday.

Janne Andersson's side are at the finals for the first time since 2006 after coming through a nerve-shredding play-off against four-time champions Italy in November.

Latest odds

Drawn alongside Germany and Mexico in Group F, both nations will be acutely aware of the importance of this fixture.

William Hill go 21/20 (2.05) that Sweden open their campaign with a win, while the same firm go 21/10 (3.10) that the match ends in stalemate.

South Korea are World Cup stalwarts, having last failed to qualify in 1982, but their recent record is particularly poor, for they have failed to win any of their last six matches at the finals.

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William Hill go 29/10 (3.90) that the Koreans kick off their campaign in Russia with victory.

Team news

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic absent from the Swedish squad at a major championships for the first time in 18 years, Andersson's men will be heavily reliant of Emil Forsberg and Marcus Berg to get amongst the goals in Russia.

Tottenham's Son Heung-Min is Korea's key man in attack and Shin Tae-Yong will also look for big performances from Ki Sung-Yueng and Hwang Hee-Chan as they look to emulate their fourth-place finish in 2002.

Tight tussle?

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Eight of Sweden's last nine matches has seen fewer than three goals scored and William Hill offer 8/15 (1.53) that the trend continues here.

South Korea have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five victories and William Hill go 9/2 (5.50) that Tae-Yong's charges win Monday's match without conceding - Sweden have failed to score in their last three matches.

Predictions:

Sweden have lost just one of their last nine World Cup matches inside normal time, while South Korea have come out on top in just one of their last nine fixtures at the finals.

Andersson's side could enjoy a dream start here and William Hill's 21/20 (2.05) quote for a Swedish success against South Korea may prove popular with punters.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Sweden to win at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2pt stake with William Hill

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