North Korea (@7.5) vs South Korea (@1.5)
16-10-2019

Our Prediction:

South Korea will win

North Korea – South Korea Match Prediction | 16-10-2019 04:30

Furthermore, we know now thanks to Andrew Kehs brilliant work published in the New York Times that the North Korean football federation is trying to send more and more talents over to Italy and other European countries in an effort to further develop their players, though sanctions and political tensions may be jeopardizing that effort. But the DPR Korea League has gone through some sort of a revolution, establishing a clear home-and-away schedule for what appears to be the first time in its history, and a domestic league running year-round from December to October. Whether its the Norwegian boss who brought change, or change that brought the Norwegian boss, we may yet never know.

They made light work of trouncing Sri Lanka last time out, scoring no less than eight in the process, while they went away from home and scored twice in what was a commanding win against Turkmenistan on match-day one. While the North Koreans have delivered a few tame attacking efforts of late, South Korea have had no problem getting the ball in the net.

In their last three in all competitions, Tuesdays hosts have conceded zero goals, while the fact that theyve shipped expected goals figures of 0.07, 0.7 and 0.94 suggests that theyve not only avoided conceding but that theyve generally restricted their opponents to a limited number of chances. Doing so against a side of South Koreas calibre wont be easy, but at least the hosts have built themselves a solid platform. Scoring goals by the bucket load isnt what North Korea do, or at least it hasnt been of late, but they have looked reasonably sturdy at the other end of play.

Reason For North Korea vs South Korea Betting Tips

In foreign parts, after four games without a win, they have been away three times in succession. South Korea took a 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan in the World Cup qualifier in the last race. The South Korean squad for the World Cup qualifiers is impressive. Captain and team star Heung-min Son leads the team. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is the key player in the South Korean ranks, with 26 goals in 84 international appearances. Since then, the South Korean selection has lost no international game. In the last 20 internationals, there was only one defeat against Qatar anyway.

North Koreas rulers Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In had planted a historic tree in 2018 as a symbol of approaching the buffer zone between North and South Korea. Since then, little has changed in the tense situation of the two brother states. Although a peace treaty was not signed, nevertheless there were in the last years again and again approximation attempts.

For those looking to get involved, South Korea to Win & Under 3.5 Goals stands out as the best option. That said, we shouldnt assume that the visitors will run riot. South Korea have been banging in the goals of late, but the hosts havent exactly performed as a side that is likely to take a hammering. Moreover, with more than two goals being scored in just two of the previous 12 meetings between the pair, this is traditionally a low-scoring affair.

Now his nation will have to compete in football against the brother state of South Korea. In the World Cup qualifiers, the explosive duel between North Korea and South Korea, where according to odds of the bookmakers the South Koreans are in the favorites role, increases on the third matchday. Since then Kim Jong Un has caused a stir with various missile tests and critical statements.

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In fact, it is their attacking quality that can make all the difference on Tuesday. Its probably important not to read too much into the latest win of Paulo Bentos men; they played at home and faced a side that is likely to pick up very few points in qualifying, but the fact that theyve got the quality, with the likes of Heung-min Son, Kangin Lee and Hwang Hee-Chan in their ranks, to hurt teams cannot be ignored. For all North Korea have delivered some disciplined performances of late, they lack creative players such as those cited above.

Its probably important not to read too much into the latest win of Paulo Bentos men; they played at home and faced a side that is likely to pick up very few points in qualifying, but the fact that theyve got the quality, with the likes of Heung-min Son, Kangin Lee and Hwang Hee-Chan in their ranks, to hurt teams cannot be ignored. For all North Korea have delivered some disciplined performances of late, they lack creative players such as those cited above. In fact, it is their attacking quality that can make all the difference on Tuesday.

Beating Lebanon didnt exactly prove much, while its slightly disappointing that they could only beat the groups weakest team (Sri Lanka) by a goal to nil last time out. In two qualifying games, North Korea have scored three goals and conceded none, though theyve not exactly been tested. In contrast, less than a week ago, South Korea battered Sri Lanka by eight goals to nil.

(Asian debutants at the World Cup have never fared well on their first try, anyways.) But they failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, crashed out without making a sound of the 2015 Asian Cup, struggled in World Cup qualifying and crashed out after a collapse in the Philippines. North Korea never built on that famous World Cup qualification in 2010, because despite humiliating defeats to Portugal and Cote dIvoire, the very fact that the hermit kingdom managed to qualify with a squad of little talents should have been a sign of encouragement. North Korean football seems to be going under some sort of reformation phase perhaps this is a story for a different article, a different time but the hiring of Norwegian manager and former Mainz boss Jorn Andersen seems to suggests a desire for upheaval.

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South Korea have been banging in the goals of late, but the hosts havent exactly performed as a side that is likely to take a hammering. For those looking to get involved, South Korea to Win & Under 3.5 Goals stands out as the best option. That said, we shouldnt assume that the visitors will run riot. Moreover, with more than two goals being scored in just two of the previous 12 meetings between the pair, this is traditionally a low-scoring affair.

North Korea play host to neighbours South Korea on Tuesday, as the pair both go in search of another win. By adopting a flamboyant, attacking approach, the South Koreans have made light work of winning their first two qualifiers, scoring ten goals in process, though the North Koreans, despite being less impressive, currently match them stride for stride in terms of points.