Trade of the day Saturday 26/6/10

Morning all, what a great night, both rooms, both traders and both winners returning a collective 50% ROI! The New FIP strategy lived up to expectations and is a sure winner come August. Anyway onto today.

Uruguay v S Korea 3pm

TEAM NEWS

Uruguay are expected to stick with the same line-up that beat Mexico 1-0 in their final group game. Coach Oscar Tabarez may be tempted to bring in defender Diego Godin in place of Mauricio Victorino, who is one booking away from suspension.

South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo could drop fullback Cha Du-ri, who was at fault for Nigeria’s opening goal in their 2-2 draw, with Kim Dong-jin favourite to replace him.

One booking from suspension: Yeom Ki-hun, Lee Chung-yong, Kim Nam-il (South Korea); Victorino, Lugano, Fucile (Uruguay).

MATCH PREVIEW

Uruguay and South Korea have met at the World Cup only once before. The year was 1990, and the two nations clashed in a winner-takes-all final group encounter. Uruguay were the victors, advancing to the second round thanks to an injury-time winner from Daniel Fonseca.

Uruguay’s manager that day was Tabarez, who will again be in the South Americans’ dugout at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The 63-year-old returned for a second spell in charge in 2006 and is desperate to see Uruguay make their mark after decades of mediocrity in the tournament. The two-time champions are a shadow of their former selves, having not reached the last eight since 1970, when they were semi-finalists.

Uruguay’s performances in South Africa have been characterised by defensive organisation – they are yet to concede a goal – and attacking intent, with Diego Forlan maintaining the form that led Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory in May. South Korea have impressed with their fitness and passing, but Uruguay will he looking to exploit the kind of defensive fragility that has seen the Asians concede six goals in their last two matches.

Both teams have been barred from training at the stadium prior to the game to allow the pitch, which took a battering from last week’s rain, time to recover from England’s 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Wednesday.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

– South Korea have never beaten Uruguay in five previous meetings. Uruguay have won four and there has been one draw.

– Their only previous World Cup meeting came in 1990 in the group stages, when Uruguay won 1-0.

Uruguay

– Uruguay have now kept three clean sheets in a row, a World Cup first for them.

– They are unbeaten in their last five World Cup games, including draws in their last two group games in 2002.

– The last time Uruguay reached the last 16 at the World Cup was in 1990, also under coach Tabarez.

– Uruguay have failed to score in their two previous last 16 matches – they lost 1-0 to Argentina in 1986 and were beaten 2-0 by Italy in 1990.

South Korea

– This is the first time South Korea have progressed beyond the opening stage on foreign soil. They reached the semi-finals as hosts in 2002.

– South Korea are the first Asian team to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup twice.

– South Korea have never beaten a South American opponent at the World Cup (three defeats and one draw).

STRATEGY

The superb CoverS again, back over 2.5 with 0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 2-0, 1-1 cover. Stakings to members.

Post match round up

CoverS comes good again. Read some of our members comments.



~ by Juan on June 26, 2010.

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