Nigeria and Korea Republic square off, Tuesday June 22, in an encounter which may determine the runners-up slot in Group B of FIFA World Cup 2010. Nigeria and Korea Republic are meeting for the first time. World Cup oddsmakers at BODOG.com have the South Korea as slim +145 moneyline favorites over Nigeria (+175) with a DRAW at (+225). Be sure to get your Nigeria vs South Korea Odds 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B in now at BODOG.com.
Nigeria are still pointless having succumbed to Argentina (0-1) and Greece (1-2). They have no choice but to win, and an Argentinean victory against Greece in order to remain in the competition. The two-time African champions hold the upper hand in terms of physical power and will again look to marauding midfielder Kalu Uche and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, both of whom have caught the eye in their previous matches. It all makes for a fascinating tussle between two sides with very distinct footballing philosophies. Manchester United player, Park Ji-Sung, will have the arduous task of outsmarting one of the stand-out keepers of the tournament so far, namely Enyeama. Despite Nigeria’s two disappointing results, the Hapoel Tel-Aviv stopper has pulled off some stunning saves which demonstrated his incredible agility and reflexes to the full.
“It’ll be very hard now. We’ve lost both matches and it looks like we won’t make it to the next round , even if we beat the South Koreans. Weâ€™re basically out of the tournament,” Joseph Yobo, Nigeria captain
South Korea enters the game with three points to their name, having defeated Greece 2-0 before going down 4-1 to Argentina. Their progress will be assured provided they pick up a point and Greece fail to beat Argentina. However, should Greece manage to beat Diego Maradona’s side, the Taeguk Warriors would require a victory by at least the same margin. The east Asians can count on their lightning speed and a talismanic captain in the shape of Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung, as well as defensive rock Lee Jung-Soo and midfield orchestrator Kim Jung-Woo. Fleet of foot and always in the right position, Park Ji-Sung, the hard-running midfielder showcased the full extent of his talent with a fine solo goal in the victory over Greece.
“We have a lot of players on European teams who have accumulated experience playing with and against African players . They tend to be very flexible, strong and speedy, in very good physical condition,” Park Ji-Sung, Korea Republic midfielder
Nigeria vs South Korea Odds
When: Tuesday, June 22 – 2:30 PM ET
Pick: South Korea +145
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