Korea Republic vs Panama
Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Cheonan Baekseok Stadium (Cheonan).
The Warriors will have a nice opportunity to keep the hot run of form going on Tuesday when they host Panama in a friendly a Cheonan Baekseok Stadium. Korea Republic come into the game in the highest of spirits following a thread of three wins and a draw in last four games.
The streak began with an amazing 2-1 victory over Germany which knocked out the defending WC champions out of the biggest stage competition in the group stage. The win did not help Korea Republic avoid the elimination, though, but the team has grown in confidence significantly ever since.
Famous Portuguese manager Paulo Bento took charge after the World Cup and he has a splendid record so far on the Korean bench. The team defeated the likes of Costa Rica and Uruguay and drew 0-0 to Chile in three games under the Portuguese expert. The Warriors were especially impressive on Friday when they dispatched the likes of Uruguay 2-1 at Seoul World Cup Stadium with goals from Hwang Ui-jo and Jung Woo-Young.
Korea Republic vs Panama: Head-to-head
The two teams will battle each other for the first time ever on Tuesday.
Korea Republic vs Panama: Prediction
Los Canaleros will come into the game in a completely opposite mood. They made it six losses on the bounce falling 3-0 to Japan on Friday. Much like Korea Republic, Panama made the change on the bench after the unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
However, the new manager, Englishman Gary Stempel, is yet to see his men scoring a goal. Panama lost to both Venezuela and Japan conceding five without any response in the process. We are not quite confident about their chances of avoiding another defeat here when they take on the in-form Korea Republic side.
The hosts are massive favourites and we expect them to dominate the pitch from the very first whistle. Obviously, Korea Republic to keep a clean sheet looks to be a banker bet given teams’ recent spell of form.
Korea Republic vs Panama: Bet Tips
HT/FT Korea Republic/Korea Republic @ 1.90 (9/10)
Korea Republic to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).