South Korea vs. Germany: 2018 World Cup – Match Preview

Germany realistically will qualify for the knock out rounds of the World Cup with victory over South Korea.

South Korea still have hope of reaching the last 16, despite back to back losses, including a recent 2-1 defeat to Mexico.

Victory over Germany combined with a Mexico victory over Sweden would leave three nations on three points.

Germany kept their World Cup hopes alive in dramatic fashion against the Swedes, scoring a 95th minute winner.

Toni Kroos’ superb free-kick means the World Champions are favourites to get out of the group.

In the groups’ other game leaders Mexico face Sweden knowing a point will be enough to guarantee top spot.

Germany and South Korea have met twice previously at World Cup’s, including the 2002 Semi-Final, with Michael Ballack scoring the winner for the Germans.

Team news
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung has been ruled out for two weeks with a calf injury.

Seung-Woo Lee and Ja-Choel Koo are expected to return to the XI.

Germany are likely to make a few changes again, with Thomas Muller reportedly set to miss out.

Jerome Boateng was sent off against Sweden and will miss out here, however Mats Hummels has recovered from a neck issue.

Expected starting XI’s
South Korea (4-3-3): Cho; Y. Lee, Jang, Y. Kim, M. Kim; Koo, J. Lee, Jung; Hwang, Son, S. Lee
Germany (4-3-3): Neuer; Kimmich, Hummels, Rudiger, Hector; Kroos, Rudy; Reus, Ozil, Brandt; Werner

Predictions

Result: Germany (1/5 with Sky Bet)

Correct Score: 0-2 (6/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Timo Werner (10/11 with Bet Victor)

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