Russia vs South Korea
International Friendly Match
Date: Friday, 7th October 2017
Kick-off at 11:00 am UK
Venue: VEB Arena, Moscow.
Russian national football coach Stanislav Cherchesov has a point to prove after the team’s lackluster performance at the Confederations Cup earlier this summer. Not only that they failed to progress beyond the group stage, but also failed to show a competitive mentality against strong teams like Mexico and Portugal.
On the other hand, South Korea qualified for the World Cup by finishing second in their group. But, we also understand that they do not have the quality in their squad as once used to as they finished 7 points behind Iran.
The form outside home is at fault for the Koreans as they failed to win in their last six in all competitions. This is directly proportional to the inability to score goal after having scored in just one of those six games.
Russia vs South Korea: Head-to-head
The last time these two met was at the FIFA World Cup 2014 group phase, the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The only other meeting was in friendly 2013 which was won by Russia 2-1.
Russia vs South Korea: Prediction
Despite Russia’s disappointing run at the Confederations Cup in the summer, the team can be considered capable of producing competitive performances against moderate teams.
Well, South Korea is less than moderate while playing away from home. They are win-less in the last six in that aspect. And none of those teams were higher than them in the FIFA rankings.
In a nutshell, there is little doubt that this team will find the going tough against the Russians who are desperate to prove a point to their home fans.
Correct Score Prediction for Russia vs Korea friendly match: 2-1 home win for 9.00 odds.
Russia vs South Korea: Bet Tips
FT – Russia to win for 1.80 with 888Sport
Both teams to Score for 2.00 odds could be the potential banker.