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Tuesday’s WC Qualifiers - Asia action brings us China versus Korea Republic.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for China v Korea Republic can be seen below (including the best match odds).
China, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 WC Qualifiers - Asia victory versus Thailand.
In that match, China had 37% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. For China, the scorers were Wu Lei (29') and Wang Shangyuan (74'). On the other side, Thailand got 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Li Tie's China have hit the back of the net a combined total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Korea Republic will come into the meeting following on from a 5-0 WC Qualifiers - Asia win with the defeat of Singapore in their previous game.
For Korea Republic, the goals were scored by Gue-sung Cho (44'), Hee-chan Hwang (49'), Heung-min Son (63'), Ui-jo Hwang (67') and Kang-in Lee (85').
A succession of resolute displays by the Korea Republic defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 1 from their previous 6 clashes overall. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 17. That pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, of course.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring these clubs was AFC Asian Cup match day 3 on 16/01/2019 which ended up with the score at Korea Republic 2-0 China.
In our view, Korea Republic should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, China will be up against it to find the back of the net but we do see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a controlled 1-3 winning margin for Korea Republic at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Workers Stadium (66,161)
Captain: Zheng Zhi
Chairman: Chen Xuyan
Manager: Li Tie
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - Asia (Round 2 - Group C)