Australia vs South Korea prediction 02.02.2024

Australia

Australia

1 : 1

Korea Republic

Korea Republic

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  • Competition: Asian Cup, Quarter-Finals
  • Date: Friday, 2nd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
  • Venue: Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah)

On Friday afternoon, Australia and South Korea will face off in the Asian Cup Quarter Finals at a neutral pitch at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. 

Australia became one of the best teams in the Asian & Oceania region. Before this Asian Cup, they had a good run in the World Cup, reaching the 1/8 Finals, where they lost 2:1 to the eventual champs, Argentina. Still, it was a great performance in the WC, and they continued with good results in the Asian Cup as well. However, considering they are one of the favorites to win the title, we are not surprised by their performances so far. 

Just like Australia, South Korea also had a good run in the previous World Cup, reaching the 1/8 Finals, where they lost 4:1 vs Brazil. In this Asian Cup, despite having two of the biggest stars in the tournament, Heung-min Son and Min-jae Kim, South Korea has underperformed both in the group phase and the 1/8 Finals as well. Versus Saudi Arabia in the 1/8 Finals, they managed to win after a penalty shootout after securing the ET by scoring a late equalizer in the 99th minute. 

Australia vs South Korea pick: Both teams to score

Australia have been good offensively, scoring at least a goal in all games in the Asian Cup. In fact, they scored at least one goal in the last seven games in all competitions. Additionally, if we take a look at their performances at the World Cup, we can see that they scored at least a goal in all four games as well, and they faced really tough opponents - France, Tunisia, Denmark, and Argentina! We strongly believe they can score against South Korea, which were far from impressive defensively in the tournament. 

South Korea, objectively, haven't been great in the Asian Cup, and even though they are the favorites to win the game, we do not trust them enough to bet on them. The main problem with this team at the Asian Cup is their poor defensive performance. So far, they have allowed seven goals and still haven't had a clean sheet. So, we do not think they will manage to keep it vs Australia. On the other hand, South Korea are great offensively, but looking at their players up front, that is not really a surprise. So far, they have scored nine goals (2.25 per game), and we think they will score in this match as well. 

We expect a really close match, and considering what we have seen from these teams throughout the tournament, we strongly believe both teams will manage to score. 

Australia vs Korea Republic Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Korea Republic

    1 : 0

    Australia

    Friendly International

  2. Australia

    1 : 1

    Korea Republic

    Friendly International

  3. Korea Republic

    1 : 2

    Australia

    Asian Cup

  4. Australia

    0 : 1

    Korea Republic

    Asian Cup

  5. Korea Republic

    0 : 0

    Australia

    EAFF E-1 Football Championship

Australia

Australia team news

A starting right full-back, Gethin Jones, suffered a knee injury in the previous game vs Indonesia and had to leave the field after 69 minutes. However, according to credible sources, he is fit to play against South Korea. 

Interestingly, Australia will have 53.5 hours more to recover than their opponents. 

Last matches of Australia

  1. Australia

    4 : 0

    Indonesia

    Asian Cup

  2. Australia

    1 : 1

    Uzbekistan

    Asian Cup

  3. Syria

    0 : 1

    Australia

    Asian Cup

  4. Australia

    2 : 0

    India

    Asian Cup

  5. Palestine

    0 : 1

    Australia

    WC Qualification Asia

Australia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Mathew Ryan

Defenders

  • 25

    Gethin Jones

  • 19

    Harry Souttar

  • 4

    Kye Rowles

  • 16

    Aziz Behich

Midfielders

  • 14

    Riley McGree

  • 17

    Kenau Baccus

  • 22

    Jackson Irvine

  • 5

    Jordan Bos

Forwards

  • 6

    Martin Boyle

  • 9

    Bruno Fornaroli

Korea Republic

South Korea team news

South Korea's total market value is around 193 million euros, compared to Australia's "only" 41 million euros. 

According to bookies, South Korea are the 2nd-favorite to win the Asian Cup title with the odds of around 4.0, only behind Japan (2.55 odds). 

Last matches of Korea Republic

  1. Saudi Arabia

    2 : 4

    Korea Republic

    Asian Cup

  2. Korea Republic

    3 : 3

    Malaysia

    Asian Cup

  3. Jordan

    2 : 2

    Korea Republic

    Asian Cup

  4. Korea Republic

    3 : 1

    Bahrain

    Asian Cup

  5. Iraq

    0 : 1

    Korea Republic

    Friendly International

Korea Republic lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    Hyeon-Woo Jo

Defenders

  • 15

    Seung-Hyun Jung

  • 4

    Min-Jae Kim

  • 19

    Young-Gwon Kim

Midfielders

  • 23

    Tae-Hwan Kim

  • 10

    Jae-Sung Lee

  • 6

    In-Beom Hwang

  • 22

    Young-Woo Seol

Forwards

  • 18

    Kang-In Lee

  • 7

    Heung-Min Son

  • 17

    Woo-Yeong Jeong

3 Reasons why both teams should score

  1. Both teams scored in all games at the Asian Cup
  2. South Korea allowed seven goals in four matches
  3. Both teams scored in two of the last three h2h games (friendlies included)

Main prediction Australia - Korea Republic

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

5 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:2.66

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:2.25

Australia vs South Korea - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Nova Sport channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Australia?

Martin Boyle, who scored two goals in four games.

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Who could be the goalscorer for South Korea?

Heung-min Son, who scored two goals in the competition.