South Korea vs Colombia
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul).
Korea Republic managed to snatch a narrow 1-0 victory over Bolivia on Friday thanks to a late 86th-minute goal from Lee Chung-Yong. Taegeuk Warriors will gave a much tougher challenge in the likes of Colombia on Tuesday. Can Son Heung-Min & company pick up another result and stay unbeaten against such strong counterparts in front of the home crowd in Seoul?
The conquerors of defending champions Germany at the World Cup in Russia (a shocking 2-0 victory in the last round of the group phase) reached the quarter-final at this year’s Asian Cup. They picked up three clean sheet wins in the group stage, but fell 0-1 to latter winners Qatar in the last eight round.
The head coach Paulo Bento can generally be satisfied with his men’s defensive efforts as Koreans confirmed their fine form at the back by keeping another clean sheet in Friday’s friendly against Bolivia.
South Korea vs Colombia Head-to-head
The two teams will come across each other only for the third time in their history.
Colombia took a 2-1 victory in a friendly in 2005, but Koreans came on top with an identical scoreline 12 years later, also in the clash of a friendly character.
South Korea vs Colombia Prediction
Korea Republic conceded only two goals in last eight games in all competitions (counting friendlies). Such thread will be on a heavy test here against the super strong attacking line of Colombia’s.
Carlos Queiroz has a deadly line-up of attackers in the likes of Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata. Los Cafeteros are actually well covered all around the place with Premier League center-back pair Davinson Sachez and Jerry Mina.
The quality is no doubts on Colombia’s side, but Under 2.5 goals FT is definitely the safest of betting options you can take for this particular tie. One should note that Koreans only lost 1 of past 15 friendlies on the home soil which is why we will rather back draw at the half time instead of Colombia’s win as an alternative betting option.
South Korea vs Colombia Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).