Great Britain’s men’s football squad have made it through to the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament after taking seven points for their three group matches.
They go up against South Korea on Saturday evening knowing that a win would put them in the final four and within a chance of winning a medal.
Team GB have progressed as group winners after drawing their first encounter and going on to win the final two.
Stuart Pearce will be delighted with his side’s performances in the tournament so far. However, he will know that it will get tougher now they are in the knockout stages.
Daniel Sturridge has led the line extremely well so far, scoring two goals and looking like a real threat for opponents. With the confidence the Chelsea man has, he could go on to score plenty more in the competition.
The midfield is where Team GB were very strong with the young talent of Tom Cleverly, Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey all working well together.
Also, Craig Bellamy was given the captains armband and really stepped up to the plate and was given a standing ovation when he went off.
As for South Korea, they are also unbeaten in the tournament so far, winning one and drawing two matches.
They have failed to really cause a massive threat in front of goal though, not managing to find the net on two occasions. That said though, their solid defence has helped them pick up points.
One player to keep an eye on could be Chu-Young Park who is currently at Premier League side Arsenal. As one of the senior players in the squad he will have to really set an example and lead the line well.
The 27-year-old has also found the net once in the competition.
With their recent form and being on home soil in is no surprise that Team GB are the favourites to win this match. They have odds of 2.00 (evens) with StanJames.
South Korea will know they have it all to do and they can be backed at 4.00 (3/1) with SkyBet to win inside 90 minutes.
A draw is then available at 3.30 (23/10) with BWIN.
Daniel Sturridge looks to be the most likely to score first and he has odds of 5.50 (9/2) with William Hill.
Chu-Young Park is then being offered at 8.00 (7/1)
The Team GB side look to really be starting to gel together and they could have too much for their opponents.
A 3-1 win for the home side can be backed at 17.00 (16/1) with Paddy Power.