Match Time:6/12/2019 21:00 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Nigeria (w): Three games without a win ( Recent Form: W W D D L )
It is very difficult to give a tip between Nigeria and South Korea, as both teams compete with mostly unknown players. As an indication of the performance of the games of the African Cup, pre-season matches and of course the first appearance at this World Cup can be used. At the African Cup, the Nigerians have already proved that they are a tournament team. At the end of last year they won the title with a narrow final win against South Africa on penalties. With four games in the knockout phase without conceding the defensive strength was the key to success. In 2019, some friendly matches were held, four of which were won and four lost. Against European teams such as Austria or Belgium, there were usually bankruptcies. This tendency has been confirmed on the first day of the World Cup. Against Norway, the charges of coach Thomas Dennerby had at no time a chance against the playfully superior superior Scandinavians. Already at half time the game was decided at the score of 3: 0. In the second round, the favorite eased a bit and Nigeria got a chance or two. But even best scoring freestanding in front of the case were awarded, which at the same time the problem of the team became obvious. It lacks a real scorer in the attack. Of the nine offensive players in the squad, none is older than 25. A little experience and calm would do the game of the Swedish coach's team very well. On Wednesday, Nigeria against South Korea, which can already guess the odds, more chances to take something countable. The physical benefits will play a greater role in this match-based game than against the technically easy to dominant Norwegian women.
Korea Rep (w): Two straight losses without scoring ( Recent Form: W L D L L )
Similar to Nigeria, the prediction for South Korea before the World Cup was clear that third place in Group A must be the goal. In the opening match, the underdog had a little hope against the hosts that the home team can not cope with the expectations and the pressure. But this hope dissolved after a troubled opening phase at the latest with the 1-0 in the 9th minute. Already at break was a 3: 0 on the scoreboard in the Prince Park. In the end, the numbers spoke a clear language. 60% possession: 21: 3 shots and 13: 1 corners revealed the dominance of the Equipe Tricolore. But France is also not an indicator for the Koreans. The important group game takes place on Wednesday. Then the players of coach Yoon Duk-yeo have to call up their full potential, which they always hint at. For example, in 2019 the friendly against another World Cup participant, Argentina, was won 5-0. As world ranking-14. The Asian Tigers have significantly increased in recent years. For many years, the nation could not hold its own in Asia against Japan, neighboring North Korea and China. But after 2003, the second World Cup in history has now been achieved and after all three group games were lost 16 years ago, there is great hope that this time the first point win will be celebrated. South Korea certainly has the biggest chance against Nigeria, this forecast is clear.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, whether the pure victory tip, the double chance 1 / X or a handicap is the best option depends on the personal risk perception. The double chance is the "safe" option and of course it does not have that high quota. That's why we decided on the victory for the pure tip. Nigeria has more confidence on Matchday 1 and more experience in big tournaments. The Koreans may also have to wait for the first point in the fifth match of their World Cup history and will finally say goodbye to a defeat from the tournament in France. Nigeria should continue to believe in the entry into the knockout phase with a win.
Nigeria (w) VS Korea Rep (w)
Pick: Nigeria (w) 0.25