Canada Faces South Korea In International Friendly Sunday

Written By Antonio Maza on June 26, 2022

2022 Olympic gold medalists Canada will face South Korea in an international match that will serve as preparation for the W Championship that will be played in Monterrey next month. It’s the first CANWNT match that will be played since private online sportsbooks launched in Ontario.

Those Ontario sports betting apps have the Canadians as a comfortable favourite on their 3-way moneylines Sunday. A look at the matchup reveals why.

CANWNT’s solid history in this series

The history between these two teams is quite large and mostly favourable for the North American team; four of the last five meetings between the two were victories. However, in the first meeting between the two in 2014 for the Four Nations, South Korea won 3-1 in their last victory in this clash.

Canada has lost one of their last six appearances and has not lost any of the last 10 matches they have played on home soil. This match will take place at BMO Field in Toronto and start at 3 p.m. EDT.

Korea also arrives in good form, losing just one of their last seven matches. Their sole defeat was in February this year in a 3-2 thriller against China. Digging deeper, Korea has not won a game against a CONCACAF member since 2015, when they did it against Mexico in the Four Nations Tournament.

Stat-wise, Canada is on roll in their attack, just staying on blanks in just two of their last 12 matches. Their last defeat to an Asian nation was in 2019.

Sportsbooks love Canada’s chances Sunday

BetMGM has Canada a -225 favorite on its moneyline for this match. There are other opportunities to bet the match that are more profitable, potentially.

For example, BetMGM offers +100 odds on both teams to score in this match. Betting on fewer than 1.5 goals total being scored in this match carries odds of +250.

That isn’t to say that either of those wagers would be a good use of your bankroll. Rather, they are representative of just how much sportsbooks believe in Canada’s chances to dominate this match.

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