South Korea vs Bolivia
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Kick-Off at 13:10 UK / 14:10 CET
Venue: Tivoli Stadion Tirol, Innsbruck.
Korea Republic travel to Europe with plenty of woes caused by the unexpected defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday in what was team’s last test on the home soil ahead of this month’s World Cup in Russia. The Reds will have two more warm-ups before the tournament. The first one is scheduled for Thursday afternoon when Shin Tae-Yong’s men will be favourites against one of two weakest South American sides Bolivia.
The Asian outfit will really get a huge chance to boost up the confidence with a comprehensive victory here given that the Bolivians will head into this with a mixed youthful squad. Such side suffered a 3-0 disaster against United States ten days ago in Chester, Pennsylvania.
South Korea vs Bolivia: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between Korea Republic and Bolivia.
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they met each other in the group stage of the World Cup 1994.
South Korea vs Bolivia: Predictions
Shin Tae-Yong’s three-man defense proved out to be super vulnerable allowing three goals to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Luckily for the Korean manager, his team are now up against an outfit with limited attacking options, especially with this mixed line-up including three players who made their international debuts against the US side.
Korea Republic are just desperate for the result here and we see their win as a huge banker at 1.40 odds. Nevertheless, we do believe the Reds will push strong from the very start of the match which is why both the HT/FT and handicap bets look fairly attractive at the odds higher than evens.
Finally, Korea Republic to keep a clean sheet is a bet worth backing at the odds of 1.80 knowing that the Bolivians failed to find the back of the net in each of last two matches against Curacao and United States. As for goalscorers, you can look for the main options between Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min and Salzburg’s Hwang Hee-Chan who are expected to lead the line for the Koreans.
South Korea vs Bolivia Betting Tips
- HT/FT Korea Republic/Korea Republic @ 2.10
- Korea Republic -1.5 handicap @ 2.20.