Odds: Northern Ireland 17/10, Draw 2/1, South Korea 17/10
Kick Off: 1400, 24/03/2018
Stadium: Windsor Park
Northern Ireland and South Korea have both named experienced squads for Saturday’s international friendly and we’re expecting a tight tussle in Belfast.
The hosts were strong at Windsor Park during their World Cup qualifying group, but the visitors do have more to play for as they build up towards competing at Russia 2018.
We think everything points towards a close encounter and 2/1 for a draw gets the nod in our Northern Ireland vs South Korea betting predictions.
A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds
Northern Ireland won their first four home games in World Cup qualifying without conceding a goal, including 2-0 victories over Norway and the Czech Republic, before Germany prevailed 3-1 here.
Sadly, Michael O’Neill’s side fell just short of booking a trip to Russia after going down 1-0 to Switzerland at this venue in a play-off and then drawing 0-0 in Basel.
O’Neill must now lift his troops back up, but having valiant veterans such as Aaron Hughes, Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans to call on at the back should help.
With fresh faces like Jamal Lewis and Jordan Jones keen to make an impression, it will be a surprise if the men in green do not put in another solid display.
A Look At South Korea’s Betting Odds
South Korea are heading to their ninth straight World Cup tournament after finishing second behind Iran in their Asia pool.
The Taeguk Warriors did not travel well during that campaign, failing to win any of their five away fixtures and scoring on only one of those road trips.
However, they did grind out 0-0 draws in Syria and Uzbekistan and did not lose by more than a one-goal margin.
Tottenham star Son Heung-min is the stand-out name in this squad, while Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng and Koo Ja-cheol of Augsburg can shore up the midfield.
With some dependable players at the back, we feel 19/4 for a goalless stalemate makes sense in our Northern Ireland vs South Korea betting tips.
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