Northern Ireland vs Korea Republic
Date: Saturday, 24 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).
Korea Republic are about to face two serious tests just months before appearance at the World Cup in Russia this summer. The Asian heavyweights will play strong European sides of Northern Ireland and Poland in March friendlies window and the outcome of these two ties will definitely have an impact on team’s confidence at World Cup.
Head coach Shin Tae-Yong does not have issues with injured players and Koreans will travel to Belfast with the strongest of squads, featuring the likes which earn their living in the Premier League, The most familiar face will certainly be the one of Spurs’ Son Heung-Min who has inspired national team’s success in the WC Qualifications netting seven goals through three qualifying stages. Son has been phenomenal in Tottenham’s shirt of late bagging as many as seven goals in last five appearances for Muaricio Pochettino’s side.
Michal O’Neill, on the other side, won’t be able to count on services of important veterans Chris Brunt and Will Grigg who have decided to skip the actions against Korea Republic and Panama. Hearts’ Kyle Lafferty will be the man to watch out as he will come into the game in high spirits after netting his tenth goal for the Jam in a convincing 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle last weekend.
Northern Ireland vs Korea Republic: Head-to-head
Northern Ireland and Korea Republic have not had the chance to lock horns before.
Northern Ireland vs Korea Republic: Prediction
The Green and White Army have been enjoying a superb form in home matches during the qualifying campaign.
The hosts have won four of five games in Belfast falling only to Germany. Nonetheless, they are now about to come face to face with the full Korea’s squad and we see the draw as the most likable of outcomes at the odds of 3.00.
We will alternatively go with the Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.47.
Northern Ireland vs Korea Republic: Bet Tips
Odds are correct at the time of compiling this article. Please gamble responsibly (18+).