In the current international match phase, there will be Friday afternoon European time in the port city of Busan for the duel between the national football teams of South Korea and Australia. Under the new Portuguese coach Paulo Bento, the Taeguk Warriors reached the quarter-finals of the last Asian Cup, but failed there at the eventual winner Qatar. Now the nation is preparing for the first qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, starting in September 2019. Bento, of course, is expected to lead the Republic of Korea to a World Cup finals for the tenth consecutive time.
Football Betting Tips South Korea vs Australia
Since the summer of 2018, the Australian football selection is supervised by Graham Arnold. He became successor to Bert van Marwijk at the Socceroos after the World Cup in Russia. In the first tournament under the new coach Australia came to the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup in 2019 and retired there against the United Arab Emirates. Arnold, who had already trained his country from 2006 to 2007, should of course also qualify for the next World Cup with Australia. In the duel South Korea vs. Australia speak the odds but against the men from Down Under. The betting base comes to the same conclusion before the duel of the two teams of the Asian Football Confederation and sets South Korea vs Australia their tip on “victory South Korea”.
South Korea – Statistics & Current Form
At the last Asian Championship, South Korea had certainly figured out a little more than just reaching the quarter-finals. In a group with China, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines, the final round with three wins and the first place actually started quite well. In the last sixteen, the Taeguk Warriors then beat Bahrain 2-1. But against Qatar followed in the round of the last eight the off. After the Asian championship, the national team of South Korea played two more test matches that could be won against Bolivia (1-0) and Colombia (2-1) both. In the current 25-man squad of coach Bento are three players from the second Korean league. In addition there are seven players from the first league in Korea.
“In the selection of players, it does not matter in which league they play, whether in the K League, the Japanese J League or the Premier League. I think the skills of the pros and how they can play in our team are far more important. ” – Paulo Bento
Somewhat surprisingly, Kim Tae-Hwan from Ulsan is the only professional to occupy a top ten place in the K League in areas such as goals and assists. The coach does not look at the statistics, but trusts his own eyes and instincts. It is important if the player fits into the system. After the match against Australia, South Korea still faces Iran. Son Heung-Min, who had played the Champions League final against Liverpool with the Spurs last Saturday, also belongs to the squad. Legionnaires Kwon Chang-Hoon from FCO Dijon, Paik Seung-Ho from Girona, Lee Jae-Sung from Holstein Kiel and Lee Seung-Woo from Hellas Verona were also appointed by national coach Bento. Lee Chung-Yong from VfL Bochum and Ji Dong-Won from FC Augsburg are missing due to injury.
Last matches from South Korea:
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – South Korea vs Colombia 2: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – South Korea vs. Bolivia 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 25.01.2019 – South Korea vs Qatar 0: 1 (Asian Cup)
⚽️ 22.01.2019 – South Korea vs. Bahrain 2: 1 (Asia Cup)
⚽️ 16.01.2019 – South Korea vs. China 2: 0 (Asia Cup)
Australia – Statistics & Current Form
For Australia, the duel against South Korea is the first game since the end of the Asian Cup 2019 in the quarterfinals. At the Asian Football Confederation tournament Australia finished second in a group behind Jordan with two wins and one defeat. Palestine and Syria left the men from Down Under behind. In the round of 16 against Uzbekistan, Australia did not beat 0-0 in 120 minutes.
Only on penalties the team of coach Arnold moved into the quarterfinals. But then there was the final destination against the United Arab Emirates. From July it is clear against whom the Socceroos will then have to compete in the World Cup qualification starting in September. National coach Graham Arnold has nominated six debutants for the duel against South Korea. There are eleven players from the A League.
“Playing against a top opponent is the best test you can ask for. This game brings out the maximum of each player and gives the team much more depth. It’s going to be a big challenge that players and I look forward to. ” – Graham Arnold
From Europe were Aziz Behich from PSV Eindhoven, Brandon Borrello from SC Freiburg, James Jeggo from Vienna Austria, Awer Mabil from FC Midtjylland, Mustafa Amini from Aarhus, Bailey Wright from Bristol City, Ryan Williams from Rotherham United and Harry Souttar from Stoke City appointed. Some regular players, who played the Asian Cup 2019, 2018 and Confederations Cup 2017, get a break from the national coach. These include professionals like Robbie Kruse, Mitch Langerak or Mathew Leckie. Thus, Australia is at the start in terms of international matches, rather young and inexperienced team. That certainly explains even before the game South Korea vs. Australia high the odds on a victory of the Socceroos.
Last matches of Australia:
⚽️ 25.01.2019 – United Arab Emirates Vs. Australia 1-0 (Asia Cup)
⚽️ 21.01.2019 – Australia vs Uzbekistan 0: 0 (Asian Cup)
⚽️ 15.01.2019 – Australia vs Syria 3: 2 (Asia Cup)
⚽️ 11.01.2019 – Palestine Vs. Australia 0: 3 (Asia Cup)
⚽️ 06.01.2019 – Australia vs Jordan 0: 1 (Asian Cup)
South Korea vs Australia Direct Comparison
The duel between the two nations on Friday is part of a two-game series. In the first game of this series, South Korea arrived in Brisbane in November 2018. At that time the game ended with a 1-1. Altogether there were already 27 duels between the Taeguk Warriors and the Socceroos. With nine victories, Australia is in direct comparison at the front. Seven successes go to South Korea. There are also eleven draws.
The record from the last six matches is a win for Korea, three draws and two successes for the Australians. In January 2015, the two countries contested the final of the Asian Cup, which Australia won after extra time 2-1. This allowed the Aussies to win the title of Asian Football Confederation for the first time after joining the association in 2006. In the former final, the national team of Korea was still supervised by Uli Stielike.
South Korea vs Australia Betting Tips and Predictions Analyzed
Looking at the current FIFA World Ranking, Friday’s Table 37 receives. the tables-41. The direct comparison, however, speaks easily for the Australians. But it is the duel of South Korea. Australia is crucial for the prediction that the coach of the Socceroos spares many regular players and rather compete with a “B-Elf” in Busan. The coach of the Taeguk Warriors, however, sends his best team to the field and does not even treat superstar Son Heung-Min a few days after the Champions League final a break.
Key facts – South Korea vs Australia tips
♦️ The Taeguk Warriors lost just one of their 15 international caps
♦️ Since the end of the 2018 World Cup, the Socceroos’ record is six wins, one draw and two defeats
♦️ South Korea won only one of the last six matches against Australia
The deciding factor for our tip in the match South Korea vs. Australia is the fact that South Korea compete with its best players, while the guests do without many regulars. This starting position has also included the bookmakers with low odds of up to 1.75 for the home side. In addition, the Australians at the recent Asian championship, even in best line-up, have not struck with fame.
There were defeats against Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Against Uzbekistan it was only enough to win on penalties. We therefore also expect a victory for the Taeguk Warriors and set the game against South Korea. Australia on the tip “victory South Korea”.
Bet Tip: 1