Russia v South Korea Betting
2014 World Cup - Group H - Russia 1 - 1 South Korea
17th June - KO: 11pm BST -
Russia got their Group H campaign of the 2014 World Cup underway against South Korea on Tuesday drawing 1-1 in Cuiaba. Alongside top seeds Belgium, the Russians will be hopeful of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Fabio Capello will be hoping for a better World Cup experience than he had with England in South Africa four years ago. The manager of Russia has got off to a good start, with the Russians qualifying top of their group which contained Portugal. They face a South Korea side who regularly qualify for the World Cup, the 2014 finals in Brazil being their eighth consecutive World Cup appearance. A fourth place finish when hosting the 2002 World Cup is the South Koreans best finish, but expectations may not be too high in Brazil, after only qualifying in second place from their Asian group behind Jordan.
The bookies make Russia short price favourites to get their 2014 World Cup campaign off to a winning start.
|Tuesday 17th June|
|11.00pm||Russia v South Korea||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Russia to win and both teams to score @ 10/3|
|Both teams to score @ 11/10|
|Alan Dzagoev to score anytime @ 3/1|
Russia v South Korea Odds
Head to Head
- Friendly International: 19th Nov 2013 - Russia 2 - 1 South Korea
Aleksandr Kerzhakov - The Russians will be keen to get off to a winning start in Group H and Alksandr Kerzhakov looks like being their biggest goal threat.
Ki Sung-Yueng - The Sunderland midfielder will need to be at his combative best in order to keep the Russian midfield under wraps for this World Cup opener.