Iraq vs Korea Republic
International Friendly Match
Date: Wednesday, 7th July 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Club Stadium.
Emirates Club Stadium in United Arab Emirates will host a friendly match between Iraq and Korea Republic this Wednesday.
Both sides will use the occasion to prepare for the qualifying challenges in the next week.
The Lions of Mesopotamia have already been in action earlier in the month when they saw off Jordan thanks to a goal from Saad Abdulameer.
The team did a huge job by reaching the final stages of the Asian World Cup Qualification where they felt the strength of the strongest teams on the continent.
Iraq took only four points from seven qualifying fixtures and they lost all hopes of seeing Russia long time ago.
Korea Republic are in a much better situation since they currently hold the second position in the group A with only three games left to play.
Ulie Stielike’s side will be desperate to clinch points from the qualifier with the rock-bottomed Qatar next Tuesday which would seal their way to the World Cup.
This is why the friendly with Iraq will be of a huge importance for the Reds who are looking to boost up the confidence ahead of what might prove out to be the deciding qualifier.
Iraq vs Korea Republic: Head to head
The two sides have met each other in the semifinal of the previous Asian Cup in Australia when Lee Jung-Hyub and Kim Young-Gwon found goals in a 2-0 win for the Reds.
It was their first H2H encounter since March 2009 when Korea took a 2-1 win in a friendly.
Iraq vs Korea Republic: Prediction
We don’t expect to enjoy a beautiful game packed with goals since each of the last six games Iraq played ended with less than three goals scored.
Korea should not allow a failure and keeping the clean sheet against the Lions of Mesopotamia would certainly boost up their confidence ahead of the qualifier with Qatar.
Iraq vs Korea Republic: Bet Tips
The top bet will be Korea Republic to win the match at the odds of 3/5.
You can alternatively take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 4/5.