Czech Republic vs South Korea:
Date: Sunday; 5-June-2016;
Kick-off: 14:10 GMT,
Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Vienna).
Czech Republic set for their last litmus test when they face South Korea in a warm-up match before heading to France for the Euro 2016 championship.
Czech Republic are coming on the back of two consecutive wins, the latest being a 2-1 win against Russia on Thursday evening, in a match they were 1-0 down at half time. The win against Russia also helped Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky to get some valuable playing time after being sidelined for the majority of the season with injury. Czech Republic looked like a strong and organized unit in their last two friendlies, but their form in the six friendlies after qualification campaign reads 3 wins, 1 draws, 2 losses.
South Korea were hit for 6 goals by Spain in Wednesday’s friendly at Wals-Siezenheim in Austria. This also ended their 9 match winning streak and a run of 10 consecutive clean sheets. Their German born head-coach Uli Stielike will be hoping for a much improved performance after the humiliation on Wednesday evening.
Czech Republic vs South Korea: Predicted Line-ups
Czech Republic (4-2-3-1): Cech – Limbersky, Kadlec, Hubnik, Selassie – Darida, Plasil– Skalak, Rosicky, Krejci – Necid.
South Korea (4-3-2-1): Jin-Hyeon Kim – Suk-Young Yoon, Ki-Hee Kim, Jeong-Ho Hong, Hyun-Soo Jang – Ki Sung-Yeung, Kook-Young Han – Tae-Hee Nam, Heung-Min Son, Dong-Won Ji – Eui-Jo Hwang.
Czech Republic vs South Korea: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams had met on two occasions before this and Czech Republic are unbeaten with a win and a draw.
The latest of the meeting was in a Friendly on 2001, where Czech Republic run rout with a 5-0 win. Their first ever meeting was on 1998, the scored tied at 2-2 at full time.
Czech Republic vs South Korea: Prediction
Czech Republic are coming on the back of good and they would want to win here and keep their morale intact before the European Championship kicks off in France. At the same time, they are likely to go out 100% in order to avoid any injuries or fitness concerns.
South Korea’s recent record look good, but most of them are against fellow Asian opponents. They play European opponents very rarely these days and on that regards they remain a very unpredictable side.
South Korea and expected to put an improved performance than the one against Spain on Wednesday, but they might fall short in front on a highly confident Czech Republic team. The full time score is predicted at 3-1.
Recommended Bet: Czech Republic to Win (odds @ 1.75)
Best Bet: Both teams to score and Czech Republic to win (odds 4.33)
*All Odds from Ladbrokes at the time of composing this article.
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