South Korea vs UAE Prediction & Match Preview

South Korea vs UAE World Cup Qualifiers Prediction by LeagueLane

South Korea vs UAE 
World Cup Qualification – Asia
Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Goyang Stadium.

Korea are unbeaten so far in this Third Round of Qualifiers, and they have been on a roll at home for quite some time. And with a great h2h record as well against the struggling and inconsistent UAE, they are expected to post the three points on the board this Thursday.

South Korea vs UAE Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 3-0 win for the Koreans.
  • They are on a five-fixture winning streak.
  • In fact, they have won every single game since 1997, barring a single friendly in 2006.
  • They have also been unbeaten in the past four decades, disregarding this same friendly match-up in 2006.
  • They have scored two or more goals in eight of the past nine clashes, and did so in every single appearance at home. Actually, they have scored three or more goals in all but one home fixture so far.

South Korea vs UAE Prediction

Korea recorded a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day in the competition. But note that it was against toppers Iran. As of now, the Koreans are placed second in the table, and understand that the top-two teams from each group will secure a ticket to Qatar.

Meanwhile, the third-placed team would have to go through two extra rounds of qualification, while the remaining squads would be eliminated.

As of now, Korea are trailing two points below the first-placed Iran, and have a lead of three points over the third-placed Lebanon.

As such, they are pretty much in a comfortable position. However, as an added bonus, Iran and Lebanon are taking on each other next, and at least one of the two will be dropping points.

This is an opportunity for the Koreans, should they be able to deliver a win in this upcoming encounter.

They are taking on UAE, who have been winless so far. In fact, the United Arab Emirates were held to a 2-2 draw at home the last match-day by the fifth-placed Iraq.

Moreover, they are ranked 71st in the world by FIFA, and they are supposed to lock horns with one of the best teams in Asia – who are ranked 35th in the world.

And judging previous h2h clashes as well, expect a win for the in-form Korea Republic this Thursday at the Goyang Stadium.

South Korea vs UAE Betting Tips

  • Korea Republic -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.40 (7/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.40 (7/5).