Argentina vs South Korea preview – Group B

Argentina and South Korea do battle in a much anticipated Group B second round match at the 2010 World Cup on Thursday 17th June at 9:30pm Melbourne time at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

These two sides last met in the 1986 World Cup where Argentina defeated South Korea by 2 goals.

Both teams had solid wins in their first round group games and will be looking to consolidate in this match.

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When: Thursday 17th June
Time: 9:30pm AEST Melbourne time
Where: Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
02-06-86 World Cup Argentina 3 – 1 South Korea

Recent History
02-06-86 World Cup Argentina 3 – 1 South Korea

Argentina and South Korea World Cup form

Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
6m G. Heinze

WCI Rating: 7.5
1st half: 4.0
2nd half: 3.5

Argentina were the better side in this match and they could have comfortably won by two or three goals if luck had gone their way. An organised backline combined with an efficient offence created a number of chances they failed to capitalise on.

South Korea
South Korea 2-0 Greece
07m J. Lee
52m J. Park

WCI Rating: 7
1st half: 3.5
2nd half: 3.5

South Korea utilised a disciplined work ethic and their players ran for each other in a quality display of team football to indicate they will be more than competitive against better opposition.

Argentina vs South Korea Preview

South Korea are going to find Argentina a different kettle of fish than Greece and they have probably spent the last few days trying to work out a way to curtail the Messi influence for Argentina.

Argentina were most impressive against a tough Nigerian side and with that win out the way they will be primed for another solid performance against the Koreans.

Sportsbet odds for Argentina vs South Korea

Argentina 1.44
Draw 4.20
South Korea 8.00

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Argentina vs South Korea Match Prediction

In a match where South Korea could be construed as over the odds at $8.00, they will fancy themselves here considering they way the dismantled Greece. Having said that, Argentina will not let the Koreans have that much possession in this match and the South Americans all round talent and game should win this match all things being equal.

Argentina can be backed for the straight win or if you want to get a good price with a slight risk then have a crack at the -1.0 handicap.

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