10. South Korea will be participating in their eighth World Cup in a row – only five other countries boast longer current streaks. They can be backed at 3.75 to win.
9. Russia have won just three of their last 10 World Cup games, losing the other seven. They are favourites to win at 2.10.
8. The Koreans have only won two of their previous 10 matches in the World Cup. Russia are 1.29 to either win or draw on the Double Chance.
7. The nations have only met once before – Russia beat South Korea 2-1 in a friendly in November last year. A repeat of that scoreline is priced at 9.50.
6. Russia have kept just once clean sheet in their previous six games in the tournament. They are available at 2.43 to keep South Korea out.
5. That clean sheet came in a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in 2002. An identical scoreline can be backed at 9.50.
4. South Korea opened their 2010 campaign with a 2-0 win against Greece. They are priced at 18.00 to beat Russia 2-0.
3. Hong Myung-bo’s side have scored five direct free-kicks since 1990, more than any other nation. Bayer Leverkusen’s Son Heung Min is 8.00 to score from outside the box.
Son Heung Min scoring a free-kick for former club Hamburg:
2. Aleksandr Kokorin was the youngest player in the 20123/14 Russian Premier League campaign to score 10 or more goals. The Dynamo Moscow striker is 5.60 to open the scoring.
1. Aleksandr Kerzhakov has netted 25 goals in 81 international appearances. He is 16.00 to score two or more.
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