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

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Having looked disorganised in defence over the last few games, Al Hain-Cole thinks Low's team could be in for more scares against the Taegeuk Warriors

After keeping their hopes of progression alive with a dramatic late win over Sweden, Germany will be looking to complete the job when they take on South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday.

Joachim Low's men came from behind to collect a vital three points against the Swedes, with Toni Kroos' last-minute goal securing the win.

Latest Odds

Victory would now be enough to guarantee their place in the last 16, and bet365 have made them clear 1/5 (1.20) favourites to come out on top.

The Taegeuk Warriors' own slim hopes of reaching the next round rely Mexico beating Sweden and themselves pulling off a shock win here, a result you can back at 16/1 (17.00).

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A draw would leave the holders hoping for Mexico to do them a favour, and there are odds of 13/2 (7.50) on this one ending up all square.

Team News

Jerome Boateng is suspended following his red card against Sweden, while Sebastian Rudy is unlikely to feature after breaking his nose in that clash.

However, Mats Hummels should be fit to start as he recovers from a neck problem.

With Park Joo-Ho still injured, Kim Win-Moo is likely to keep his place at left-back in an unchanged line-up.

Disorganised Germans

Although they came away with the correct result in the end, Die Mannschaft put their fans through another emotional rollercoaster in Sochi.

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The holders were perhaps fortunate to concede just the one goal in a performance that again lacked control and structure at the back, with Boateng lucky not to give away a first-half penalty before his late dismissal.

This form seems to have carried over from the pre-tournament friendlies, when they conceded at least once to Austria, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

With the Low's men having failed to keep a clean sheet in seven games, Shin Tae-yong's team will back themselves to exploit that defensive fragility as they push forwards in a must-win game.

Predictions

Nevertheless, Germany's superior quality should prove telling in the end, with 7/4 (2.75) odds looking solid on them coming out on top in a game featuring goals at both ends.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Germany to win and both teams to score at 7/4 (2.75) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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