Both teams won their opening matches so the winner of this match will advance to the knockout round. Argentina is a solid favorite in World Cup odds as they are laying a goal to South Korea in this match.
2010 World Cup betting odds on the three-way soccer line list Argentina as more than a 2-1 favorite while South Korea is getting more than 6-1. The draw would pay more than 3-1. The total on the match is 2.5 under. South Korea was very impressive in their opener as they dominated Greece so they should not be underestimated in this match. South Korea has Park Ji-Sung and he is capable of making plays against Argentina.
Argentina won their opener against Nigeria but they were not that impressive. They will need to play better in this match against South Korea is they expect to win this group. There is no question that Argentina has more talent with players like Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Diego Milito and Carlos Tevez. They should be able to score against South Korea but you never can tell what a Diego Maradona coached team will do. Argentina should win because of their superior scoring ability but they can’t overlook South Korea.
This could be a high scoring match if Argentina’s top strikers decide to get going. Messi didn’t score in the opener and he should want to make his mark in this match on Thursday. For South Korea to be competitive in this match they are probably going to need to score at least a couple of goals. Early in the World Cup there has not been a lot of scoring but that could change in this match, especially if Messi and Tevez get going for Argentina.
This is a very early match on Thursday so if you are making your wagers on the game you may want to make them on Wednesday night. This match begins at 7:30 am Eastern time on Thursday and will be televised on ESPN. In addition to the side and the total, don’t forget about the props that you can wager on.