South Korea v Germany Preview: Reigning champions to qualify in style
After a dramatic final round of matches in Group D last night, it’s down to Group F to deliver the fireworks this afternoon.
Germany find themselves in a slightly healthier position than Argentina did yesterday ahead of their clash with South Korea.
Die Mannschaft rescued all three points late on against Sweden on Saturday night to put themselves in pole position ahead of today’s 3pm game.
As long as Joachim Low’s side equal or better the Swedes’ result, they’re through. South Korea require a minor miracle if they’re to reach the last-16.
Toni Kroos proved the vital match winner in Sochi at the weekend. The Real Madrid midfielder curled home a sumptuous free-kick in the dying embers to clinch a vital 2-1 win for the Germans.
He’s 21/10 to double his tally with another goal Anytime this afternoon. His teammate Thomas Muller was the joint-top scorer at the last World Cup.
Son Heung-min will shoulder the goalscoring responsibility for Shin Tae-yong’s men.
The Tottenham Hotspur ace bagged a stunning late consolation against Mexico last time out. Our traders go 10/3 for the forward to follow it up with another goal here.
Both of the defences on show this afternoon have proved somewhat haphazard in their approach so far. That should make for an end-to-end game in Kazan.
After a slow start to the tournament, there’s a feeling that this could be the match where Low’s charges finally begin to hit their stride.
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