S. Korea W. Cup Odds

A semifinalist in the 2002 World Cup, South Korea is hoping for a little more magic as the 2010 World Cup begins play this Friday.

Bet 2010 FIFA World Cup

South Korea World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 7

Last Appearance: 2006

Best Finish: Fourth Place (2002)

All-Time World Cup Record: 4-13-7


According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, South Korea has been given 250/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

South Korea won Group B of the qualifying process, as it finished 4-0-4 in an 8-game round robin format. South Korea finished first in the group with 16 points, as it scored 12 goals and allowed just four. South Korea was one of two teams to earn the automatic qualified, joining North Korea.

Betting Analysis:

South Korea is in Group B to open the World Cup, joining Argentina, Nigeria, and Greece. Argentina is the team to beat in the group, while Greece and Nigeria are average teams. Should South Korea find a way to get hot, getting two wins in group play is a reasonable thought. South Korea is coming off a pair of 1-0 losses to Spain and Belarus, but prior to that, it had won four straight and seven of its last eight in world play. South Korea did find a way to reach the semifinals of the World Cup in 2002, so they may be worth a second look. But, if you feel like taking a risk, keep the bets low as the pay out would be big enough with any bet.

2010 FIFA World Cup Odds – June 11-July 11 – South Africa

Spain 4/1    

Brazil 9/2    

England 6/1    

Argentina 13/2    

Holland 10/1    

Germany 14/1    

Italy 14/1    

France 20/1    

Portugal 25/1    

Serbia 50/1    

Ivory Coast 50/1    

Chile 66/1    

USA 80/1    

Ghana 100/1    

Mexico 100/1    

Paraguay 100/1    

Cameroon 125/1    

Denmark 125/1    

Uruguay 150/1    

Nigeria 150/1    

Australia 150/1     

South Africa 150/1    

Greece 200/1    

Switzerland 250/1    

South Korea 250/1    

Slovakia 400/1    

Slovenia 500/1    

Japan 600/1    

Algeria 700/1    

Honduras 1000/1    

North Korea 2000/1    

New Zealand 2500/1 

Bet 2010 FIFA World Cup

Posted: 6/8/10 8:36PM ET

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