South Korea were the surprise package in 2002 when they hosted the World Cup but they were flattered massively by home advantage and also some generous refereeing decisions. Although this is their eighth consecutive World Cup finals, South Korea qualified behind Iran, who bookies believe to be one of the worst teams at the 2014 Finals.
In the 2010 World Cup South Korea qualified from a fairly tough group that contained Argentina, Greece and Nigeria. They were eventually defeated by Uruguay 2-1 in the round of 16. If you fancy South Korea to win the tournament they can be backed at best odds of 500/1 which indicates what little chance they have. Despite this, there are still some good bets to be had involving South Korea and their group.
South Korea World Cup Odds
South Korea have a few decent players, the most well known is former Manchester United midfielder Ji Sung Park, Sunderland’s
Ki Sung-Yueng, and top scorer Park Chu-Young who is loaned to Watford from Arsenal. The majority of the squad play in South Korean domestic league. but to get out of their group they are going to have to perform even better than in 2010, as they are drawn in Group H alongside Russia, Belgium and Algeria.
South Korea are best odds 2/1 to qualify from Group H. This is a fairly generous price given the fact that despite the quality of the Belgium squad, they don’t seem to play well together. If you don’t fancy South Korea to qualify from their group, the odds are skinny at 2/5. This could be worth sticking in an accumulator with other lesser teams not to qualify.
Best South Korea World Cup bets
Best bet on South Korea at the World Cup is South Korea to fail to qualify from their group
Next best bet on South Korea at the World Cup is South Korea to come bottom of their group
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