Iran v South Korea Prediction – World Cup Qualifiers – 12/10/21

Iran v South Korea Prediction World Cup Qualifiers 12 OCT 21
Kickoff: 09:30 PM (GMT +8)Stadium: Azadi Stadium

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Iran v South Korea Prediction (FIFA World Cup Qualifiers) – Iran are hosting longtime rivals South Korea/Korea Republic in the upcoming World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers. Can Team Melli continue their streak and produce another clean sheet? Or will the Taegeuk Warriors pull off an away victory against the current table leaders of their group? Read more to find out, and have a look at our winning predictions!

Iran v South Korea Prediction - Head to Head

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Iran have had three more wins than South Korea in all of their contest, making it a close rivalry historically. Let’s take a look at their recent matches, and their current form.

Iran v South Korea Prediction - Recent Matches

11-Jun-19International FriendlyKOR1-1IRI
31-Aug-17FIFA World CupKOR0-0IRI
11-Oct-16FIFA World CupIRI1-0KOR

Iran v South Korea Prediction - Form (All Competitions)

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Both sides have been undefeated in the third round so far. However, Iran have the better record with three wins, while South Korea have two wins and one draw. Let’s take an in-depth look into both teams.

Iran v South Korea Prediction - Preview

Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran currently top the Group A Table for the third round of World Cup qualifiers with nine points. They have scored 5 goals in the round and have yet to concede one. They have had emphatic wins over all of their fellow Middle Eastern rivals in this round, beginning with Syria (1-0), Iraq (3-0) and UAE (1-0). Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi and Ali Gholizadeh all starred in the round victories, helping make Team Melli the side to beat in the qualifiers. Head coach Dragan Skocic says that his side feels motivated to go up against their longtime rival Korea Republic, and only have respect for them as an “organised team.”

South Korea / Korea Republic

South Korea are currently second in the Group A table with seven points. They have scored 3 goals in the round so far, and have only conceded one. They opened the round with a scoreless draw against Iraq, then beat Lebanon 1-0 and Syria 2-1. Kwon Chang-hoon scored the lone goal against the Lebanese, while Hwang In-beom and Tottenham star Son Heung-min won against the Syrians in a tense affair. Head coach Paulo Bento acknowledged that Iran looks to be a strong opponent for his Taegeuk Warriors, but they are prepared to go all out for three points in an away fixture.

Iran - Injuries, Bans, Suspensions

No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

South Korea - Injuries, Bans, Suspensions

No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

Iran v South Korea Prediction - Final Thoughts

With the intense rivalry between these two sides, this could be anyone’s game. Both are loaded with star power, ensuring a thrilling match from start to end. However, Iran has the home turf advantage, plus they have had the better form in the competition, keeping straight clean sheets so far. So with that, let’s take a look at the prediction.

Iran v South Korea Prediction

We will be betting on the Asian Handicap and Over/Under in Euro football odds for this match:

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Iran (-0.25)

Odds (1.89)
Over: 2.25 GoalsOdds: 1.96

Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing

For this World Cup Qualifiers Third Round Match Iran v South Korea Prediction to win, Iran need to win the match with a one-goal lead. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be above 2.25 goals.

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