Japan vs South Korea by JerryDrake
Highest Finishing Position Team Match-Ups
This is a bet on which team between these two teams will finish at a higher position at the World Cup. Rule applies as follows at Marathonbet: „If level then decided in this order: stage of elimination, group position, group points, tournament goal difference, tournament goals scored“.
Japan play in the Group C together with Colombia, Greece and Cote d'Ivoire. Korea Republic are involved in Group H with Russia, Algeria and Belgium.
I think that Japan will reach a higher stage compared to Korea Republic.
Japan will face the strongest team of their group only at the third match. In the first two Japan will meet Cote d'Ivoire and Greece. Through the experience Japan obtained at the Confederations Cup and the level of play ensured in these last years by Zaccheroni I expect Japan to qualify or, at least, to fight for a place in the Round of 16 until the last minute of the last game.
Japan could win one of the first two matches and draw the second one while they will have it more difficult with Colombia.
South Korea will have to play with Russia first, then with Algeria and, at the end, with Belgium. Russia and Belgium are the favorites in this group and they should both defeat South Korea. Even by winning against Algeria the Koreans would have only 3 points, 1 or even 3 less than the possible 4-5 points of Japan (with my greatest respect for Greece and Cote d'Ivoire).
Given the conditions of these teams and the groups where they will have to play, I think that Japan can arrive 2nd or 3rd in Group C while South Korea should arrive 3rd or 4th in Group H. Surprises are always possible, no doubts, but I consider it a good bet.
@ admin: I selected the time of the last game that will be played by South Korea (South Korea - Belgium). Should both teams qualify to Round of 16 date and time will have to be changed. Thank you!
Bet: Highest Finishing Position Team Match-Up: Japan, odds: 1.75 Marathonbet, stake: 10/10
|Match-up: Japan||Marathonbet||1.75||10||South Korea LOST (-10 units)|
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