Greece vs. South Korea World Cup Odds

November 30, 2010 Football Soccer

A very competitive match in Group B is expected on Saturday when Greece and South Korea face each other in World Cup odds.

This is a key World Cup betting match in Group B as the winner will be in prime position to advance along with favored Argentina.

World Cup odds are almost even on this match between Greece and South Korea.  On the three-way soccer betting line, Greece is +160, South Korea is +180 and the Draw is +200. The total is listed at two.  With those odds, a scoreless draw or a 1-1 final is a distinct possibility. Neither team has a lot of offense so one goal might be enough to win this match.

Greece will be without defender Vangelis Moras who is injured but their defense is so good it may not matter.  If anyone is to score on Saturday and impact the World Cup odds it could be South Korea’s Ki Sung-Yong who played very well for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. The threat for Greece is likely to come from Theofanis Gekas who was their top scorer in qualifying.

The playmakers will be fun to watch in this match.  South Korea has Park Ji-Sung while Greece has Georgios Samara.  The player that finds some space on Saturday could make the difference.  Samara has already said that Greece is playing for second place in the group as he doesn’t expect Argentina to lose. Greece has not played well recently with just one win in their last five matches. They have just three goals in their last five matches and have given up six.

The World Cup odds on this match are somewhat surprising.  Greece has shown nothing in recent matches while South Korea has the ability to score a goal on occasion.  The value is definitely with South Korea in this match as Greece seems unlikely to get the outright win. A draw is definitely possible in this match but South Korea has the ability to open up with a win in World Cup betting and put Greece in serious jeopardy of not making it out of the group stage.

South Korea and Greece have met three times in the past ten years with the most recent meeting being a 1-0 South Korea win two years ago.

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