The Republic of Korea, South Korea, battles the Ukraine for the U-20 FIFA Championship on Saturday, June 15. Can South Korea upset Ukraine? Check out FIFA U-20 World Cup odds, analysis, and a free pick for Ukraine-South Korea.
South Korea vs Ukraine 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Finals Odds & Pick
- When: Saturday, June 15 at 12:00pm ET
- Where: Poland
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- Moneyline Odds: Republic of Korea +217, Ukraine +143, Draw +183
- Over/Under Total Odds: Over 2 +100, Under 2 -133
Why Republic of Korea is a good bet +217?
South Korea has played like the best team in the U-20 FIFA World Cup. The South Koreans are 5-0 in their last 5 matches. They beat South Africa 1-0, Argentina 2-1, Japan 1-0, drew with Senegal 3-3, and beat Ecuador 1-0.
The win over Ecuador was particularly impressive. The South Koreans didn’t appear to have what it takes to beat a team like Ecuador, but they were patient enough to secure the win. The Republic of Korea can take the U-20 World Cup Championship on Saturday.
Form Last 5
- W 1-0 vs Ecuador
- W 3-3 vs Senegal
- W 1-0 vs Japan
- W 2-1 vs Argentina
- W 1-0 vs South Africa
Why Ukraine is a good bet +143?
While South Korea has played like the best team in the U-20 FIFA World Cup, the Ukraine is the best team in the U-20 FIFA World Cup. The Ukraine is also 5-0 in their last 5. They beat Qatar 1-0, drew with Nigeria 1-1, dominated Panama 4-1, and knocked out Colombia 1-0.
Then, they beat Italy 1-0 in the semifinals. The Ukraine has an excellent defense that hasn’t yielded more than a single goal in any match during the tournament. They will do enough to beat South Korea on June 15.
Form Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs Italy
- W – 1-0 vs Colombia
- W – 4-1 vs Panama
- D – 1-1 vs Nigeria
- W – 1-0 vs Qatar
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Finals Betting Trends
- Republic of Korea is 5-0 in their last 5 matches
- Republic of Korea has outscored their last 5 opponents 8-4
- Republic of Korea has outscored their last 3 opponents 5-3
- Ukraine is 4-1-0 in their last 5 matches
- Ukraine has outscored their last 5 opponents 8-2
- Ukraine has outscored their last 3 opponents 6-1
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Finals Betting Analysis
Neither one of these teams possessed the ball for long periods of time in their semifinal wins. The Ukraine only possessed the ball 39% of the time. South Korea only possessed the ball 39% of the time versus Ecuador.
Although both teams possessed the ball for less than 40% in their semifinal victories, there’s a slight difference between the number of shots taken on goal. South Korea took 10 shots with 2 being on goal while Ecuador took 14 shots with 6 being on goal.
The Ukrainians took 14 shots with 3 being on goal against Italy. The Italians took 9 shots with 1 being on goal. South Korea could play well enough to win on Saturday. But, it’s hard to look past the Ukrainian’s slightly more effective defense. The Ukraine is the team to back to win the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup.
2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Finals Pick: Ukraine +143