2014 World Cup Betting: South Korea vs. Belgium Picks & Odds

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:42 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2014 6:42 PM UTC

The group stages of Brazil 2014 come to an end with the final matches in Group H and, in truth, they deserved a better finale than this match up between two of the most disappointing sides in the tournament.
<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#000000"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=20751" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p>There was a lot of money riding on Belgium going into this tournament after their performances in the past couple of years. Whilst we don’t often blow our own trumpets here, <a target="_blank" title="In our early World Cup odds breakdown, we said Belgium would have difficult time" href="/soccer/news/world-cup-betting-overall-winner-odds-breakdown-a-39438/">we urged caution</a>, picking them as a team on a downswing, and this is exactly the form that they have shown. </p> <p>They laboured past Algeria in their opening game, going behind, and then needing a major tactical rethink to come out ahead (indeed, they only won because their opponents became overconfident and gave away a breakaway goal) and didn’t look any better in edging past <a target="_blank" title="Understand the odds for the Algeria-Russia match" href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-algeria-vs-russia-picks-odds/40347/">Russia</a> in their second game.</p> <p><a href="/picks/more-sports/group-h-odds-wide-open-affair-belgium-driver-s-seat/40250/" title="How is the rest of Group H doing in comparison?" target="_blank">Their place in the second round</a> is already assured, but scarcely deserved.</p> <p>South Korea, meanwhile, seem to have reverted to being the shambles that they were in qualifying. Tactically bereft, they found themselves 3-0 to Algeria by half time in their last game. Their defence looks shakier than a wobble board, their midfield is almost non-existent and yet they could still qualify for round two with a big win in this game.</p> <p>That’s an outcome that the market finds unlikely, with Belgium priced at a best of 1.87 with Boylesport and the Koreans as long as 5.25 at Bet365.</p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":252067, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">The <a target="_blank" title="So far in this World Cup there have been many games going OVER the total" href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/players-talk/2909701-why-there-so-many-overs-world-cup.html?slf=41">market isn’t predicting a goal feast</a>, either, with under 2.5 currently trading at a best of 1.85 with Betway. However, with the Korean defence being so shoddy, the over 2.5 option at 2.05 with BetVictor is definitely worth considering.</span></p> <p>Another option is to look at the half time/full time market, where you can get 2.9 (again at BetVictor) on Belgium both leading at the half and at full time. That is probably the <a target="_blank" title="Increase your wins with our handicapper's free help" href="/picks/more-sports/">best value World Cup bet</a> out there on a Belgium win.</p>
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