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Australia VS Korea Rep

Australia vs Korea Rep

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Korea Rep

Australia and South Korea face at Suncorp Stadium, in a friendly match. This is the 6th friendly match of the year for Australia, after friendly matches against Kuwait, Hungary, Czech Republic, Colombia and Norway. As for South Korea, this is the 14th friendly match of the year, after previous friendly matches against Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Senegal, Bolivia, Bosnia‑Herzegovina, Honduras, Poland, Northern Ireland, Latvia, Jamaica and Moldova. In the last 3 years these teams met twice: the earliest head‑to‑head was played on 31‑01‑2015 and ended in a (1‑2) win by Australia, after extended time, and the latest on 17‑01‑2015, which ended in a (0‑1) win by South Korea. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis of Australia

This is the 6th friendly match of the year for the home team, after having registered the following final scores in the previous friendlies: Kuwait (0‑4) Australia, Hungary (1‑2) Australia, Australia (4‑0) Czech Republic, Colombia (0‑0) Australia and Norway (4‑1) Australia. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 9 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 9 home matches Australia has won 6 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 9 of the last 9 have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 6 out of 9 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Australia ranks 42nd in the FIFA rankings, had a poor but expected performance in the World Cup where they fell into a rather complicated group and now begin their trek to be in the 2022 World Cup. The team made only 1 match after the World Cup and beat the fragile Kuwait, but now will have a much bigger challenge where it can really test itself. Australia is characterized by the physical game, focusing first on defending to only after attacking, being a team which plays very closed and bases its offensive game, mainly in long-distance kicks and aerial balls, since it holds tall players and which carries considerable danger in crossings. For the game against South Korea, coach Arnold should keep the team in the 4-5-1 with strong pressing in the midfield and forcing the games across the sides for the ball to reach the forward Giannou.

Confirmed Lineup: M. Ryan, A. Behich, J. Risdon, T. Sainsbury, M. Luongo, M. Leckie, T. Rogić, M. Milligan, A. Mooy, R. Kruse, J. MacLaren.

Analysis of South Korea

The away team plays its 14th friendly match of the year. In the previous friendly matches they registered the following final scores: South Korea (2‑2) Panama, South Korea (2‑1) Uruguay, South Korea (0‑0) Chile, South Korea (2‑0) Costa Rica, Senegal (2‑0) South Korea, South Korea (0‑0) Bolivia, South Korea (1‑3) Bosnia‑Herzegovina, South Korea (2‑0) Honduras, Poland (3‑2) South Korea, Northern Ireland (2‑1) South Korea, South Korea (1‑0) Latvia, South Korea (2‑2) Jamaica and South Korea (1‑0) Moldova. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 10 away matches South Korea has won 2, tied 2 and lost 6. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 5 of the last 11 matches have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals.

South Korea is 53rd in the FIFA rankings despite being eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup had good times, including beating the Germany's strong squad and now begins a new cycle of preparation to try to be again in the next World Cup. After the World Cup, South Korea played 4 friendlies of which it won 2 and drew 2, highlighting the victory over Uruguay and the draw against Chile, two national teams much superior technically. The team is characterized by acting at high speed, with quick exits to attack and tries to decide the offensive moves quickly, but the defense is somewhat fragile, of low physical strength and, as is a team that attacks in block, is often slow in the attack-defense transition, in addition to going through difficulties in high balls, which should be a problem against the tall Australian team. For this friendly, coach Paulo Bento should play in a 4-3-3 with 2 strikers wide open for the tips trying to print speed to the game, but with a somewhat unprotected midfield with athletes with more offensive characteristics.

Confirmed Lineup: Kim Seung-Gyu, Kim Young-Gwon, Lee Yong, Kim Min-Jae, Hong Chul, Lee Chung-Yong, Hwang In-Beom, Moon Seon-Min, Koo Ja-Cheol, Nam Tae-Hee, Hwang Ui-jo.

Betting suggestion:

This confrontation tends to be busy, since it faces two teams of low defensive performance, and the home team should struggle due to the speed of the opponent, and the away team should find great difficulties in the aerial balls, main characteristic of the opponent. In addition, Australia conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, with only one that was not leaked against Kuwait's poor squad while South Korea scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches and 5 of those matches ended with 2 or more goals. Given these factors, we believe in a game with both teams having good offensive volume and the score should point out some goals scored.
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Friendlies - 2018

  • 93% 377 / 405 Games

  • Home team wins 44.83%
  • Draws 28.91%
  • Away team wins 26.26%
  • Over 1.5 66.31%
  • Over 2.5 41.64%
  • Over 3.5 23.87%
  • Goals 891
  • Goals /match 2.36
  • Goals /match home 1.4
  • Goals /match away 0.96
  • Both teams score 39.79%
  • Goals after 80' 12.35%
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