South Korea vs Iran
World Cup Qualification – Asia
Date: 24 March 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul).
The two unbeaten sides in Group A will lock horns in the penultimate round of Asian World Cup Qualifications on Thursday at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
South Korea and Iran did not have too many problems cruising past all of their rivals in the group to book the top two positions way before the final set of fixtures.
We will thus watch both teams at the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This particular match has no importance whatsoever apart from deciding the group winner which is irrelevant in terms of the World Cup qualification.
Iran have been somewhat more impressive with seven wins and a draw (to South Korea) in the previous eight qualifiers.
South Korea are two points below them in the standings with six wins and two draws in eight outings.
The two outfits have conceded two goals apiece so far in the competition. South Korea have made it four clean-sheet wins on the spin since November.
The streak includes an easy 0-2 victory in a straightforward clash against Syria in the previous round on February 1st.
Iran have been less impressive offensively of late, scoring a goal in each of the last two narrow wins (1-0 apiece) against Iraq and UAE (both on home soil).
Mehdi Taremi was on target in the previous round’s victory over UAE, but he won’t be available for the team’s final two fixtures.
South Korea vs Iran Head-to-head
- Tradition also points towards a low-scoring contest because none of the previous 16 head to head clashes saw three or more goals scored.
- Iran won four and drew three of the last seven encounters against Korea Republic.
- The teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last met each other in mid-October last year on Iranian soil.
South Korea vs Iran Prediction
There is very little to separate these two teams, but we believe South Korea have what it takes to celebrate a victory in front of the home fans in Seoul.
The hosts have been more impressive in their latest matches and we can find the value in backing their win at the 2.20 odds here.
South Korea vs Iran Betting Tips
South Korea to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Under 1.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.