2014 Brazil – Russia vs South Korea Betting Odds

The World Cup Group H is one of the hardest to predict, and Russia and South Korea are perhaps two evenly good sides that will clash this Tuesday June 17 at 6 PM ET, at the Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.

Alan_Dzagoev_russiaThe World Cup Group H is one of the hardest to predict, and Russia and South Korea are perhaps two evenly good sides that will clash this Tuesday June 17 at 6 PM ET, at the Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.

Russia has coach Fabio Capello as their main leader; he’s is one of the most successful coaches in the planet and was the reason they earned the direct ticket to the competition over Portugal in the qualification stage.

“The players are in a positive mood and are completely focused on the World Cup. They’re ready to show their best in Brazil,” Capello said. “I don’t want to make any forecasts as any of participating teams have chances to win the World Cup before the event’s kick-off. I believe the strongest one will grab the trophy.”

South Korea was able to get to the second round of the tournament in South Africa 2010, but the challenge might be higher in Brazil 2014.   They still have doubts if they might be able to have defender Hong Jeong-ho for the game against Russia; he had injury problems over the last few weeks.

“There is still some time left until we face Russia,” Hong Jeong-ho said. “I still feel some pain but I am going to prepare the best I can.”

The World Cup odds for this matchup have Russia listed as the favorite +131 to win; South Korea is +275 and the draw is +220.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.