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South Korea host Iran in the 9th round of the ASIA: World Cup Qualification and this fixture has no meaning for either side at this point.
South Korea vs Iran: Top Free Betting Tips
Iran and South Korea dominated the qualifications and have been qualified for a while now. Neither side needs to fight for placement and it doesn't really matter which team will win the group when both get qualified.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
South Korea and Iran have a lot of history between them in terms of football. These two nations have been playing in multiple WC Qualifiers and friendly internationals in the past decade and most games had few goals. In fact, eight out of eight head-to-head games in recent years ended with less than 2.5 goals. Even with a game that has no significance, we do not expect to see less defense and more goals from these two teams.
Match Result – Draw
The first game between South Korea and Iran also ended in a 1:1 draw. We honestly do not believe that there is a more likely result for this fixture either. These two teams have been absolutely equal over the course of these qualifications. Both sides have not lost a game yet and even without a real meaning behind this fixture, neither side will want to finish below the other or with a defeat. We expect another draw and 1:1 seems like the most possible result again.
Alternative Corners – Under 10
Neither South Korea or Iran are among the national teams in Asia that take loads of corners. Their styles to not fit this aspect of the game, which is why we see them take corners only in matches that they dominate – against weak defenses. The defenses of SK and Iran, however, are incredible and we do not expect to see 10 corners. The previous match between them had 8 too.
South Korea vs Iran: Form, Recent Games, and News
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South Korea have been outstanding in the whole few years of qualifications and deserve to play in the World Cup. Their performance in this third stage has also been incredible – 8 games without a defeat and a 11:2 goal difference.
Iran have been even more impressive than South Korea. The team has won 7 out of 8 games in the third stage of qualifications and their goal difference is even better 13:2. They have conceded only 4 goals in the entire qualification cycle that spanned several years.
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FAQs regarding South Korea vs Iran
How many teams can qualify for the World Cup?
The Asian qualifiers are a difficult and long process in four stages. Currently, we are seeing the end of the third cycle. Two teams will get qualified directly after this third stage ends – Iran and South Korea. The third in the group will be sent to the 4th stage where they will play for another qualifying spot.
Where will this game be played?
This match has been scheduled for the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
When does the game start?
This fixture has been scheduled for 11:00 UTC on Thursday.