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Australia vs. South Korea Prediction on February 2, 2023

Match info

Australia and South Korea will face off in the men’s football 2023 AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, on Friday, February 2. This will be the third time in the competition’s four editions that they meet. The match will start at 6:30 p.m. local time.

Meeting statistics

In the round of 16, the “Socceroos“ defeated Indonesia 4-0 with great ease, while the “Taegeuk Warriors“ tied Saudi Arabia 1-1 in stoppage time before winning 4-2 on penalties. Nevertheless, Korea is a tight favorite in the upcoming match if you ask online sportsbooks whose deposit bonuses are designed to match a percentage of the player’s deposit.

The current form of Australia

The Australians managed to survive the preliminaries with some compact, incisive and determined defending, but in their previous meeting, they flourished in the attacking third. They scored four goals against Indonesia, which was exactly the same number of goals the “Socceroos“ netted in the three matches of the group stage and the second-most in an Asian Cup knockout match since they thrashed Uzbekistan 6-0 in the semi-finals in 2011.

The team commanded by Graham Arnold has now gone eight games without a loss in all competitions, outscoring every opponent 20-1 during that time. This round-of-16 match marked Arnold’s 50th game as Australia’s head coach. The two-time A-League champion has only lost seven games overall in his two years at the helm of the country’s national team.

Australia has only allowed three goals in total in all of their knockout games since they made their Asian Cup debut in 2011. They’ve also never given up more than one goal in a single game after the group stage. Since earning a thrilling 2-1 victory in the 2015 Asian Cup final on home soil in extra time—the one and only occasion they’ve ever lifted this trophy—they haven’t defeated the Koreans.

The current form of South Korea

In the last 16, a resilient and unwavering Korean team proved their mettle by scoring in the ninth minute of stoppage time against Saudi Arabia and remaining composed when taking the penalty shootout. Despite facing boos from ardent rival supporters, Jürgen Klinsmann’s men ultimately prevailed as they fired eight shots on goal and eventually broke through.

The “Taegeuk Warriors“ have only lost once at this level of the competition—1-0 against the eventual champions Qatar four years ago—so this Friday will mark their second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals of the competition. This year at the Asian Cup, Korea scored six goals, three of which came in stoppage time, and four of which came after the 80th minute.

Prior to the start of this competition, the Asian powerhouse hadn’t conceded in seven straight games; however, in their four Asian Cup matches, they had conceded seven goals. They’ve only dropped one of their last five competitive games against Australia, and during that time, they’ve kept three clean sheets.

Match analytics

Korea has shown remarkable resiliency throughout the competition, but we think their good fortune will run out against “Socceroos“which has displayed composure, discipline, and consistency. We are veering toward their narrow advance because of this.

We say: Will There Be Penalty Shootout After Overtime (2 x 15 Min.) – Yes with odds of 4.80 on Vierklee.

Results of the forecast

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