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Korea Republic vs Iraq prediction, betting odds, free tips (02/09/2021)

Iraq will face South Korea at the Seoul World Cup Stadium to kick start their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. History is in favour of the Koreans but the impact of Dick Advocaat remains to be seen on Iraq’s fortunes.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for the Korea Republic vs Iraq

Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for the Korea Republic vs Iraq.

Match Result: Korea Republic to win @ 2/5

Total Goals: Under 2.5 Goals @ 67/100

Both Teams to Score: No @ 12/25

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Korea Republic to Win

The Asia Tigers are on a roll at home and Iraq will have to contend with their form as they make the trip to the Seoul World Cup Stadium. They have not lost in any of their last 15 home matches, and only once against Iraq in six meetings. Odds of them winning increase when they lead 1-0 at home, as they go on to win 100% of these matches. With the Lions of Mesopotamia coming into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Iran, we expect them to return empty-handed from this meeting as well.

Under 2.5 Goals

The Republic of Korea scores 3 goals on average when playing at home. This is not complemented by Iraq, who only score 0.6 goals per match when playing away from home. However, with just nine goals scored in the meetings between them, we do not expect this match to be a high scoring affair. Expect an Under 2.5 goals conclusion to this world cup qualifier.

Both Teams to Score: No

While both South Korea and Iraq like to score goals, the same cannot be said about their H2H duels. The Tigers of Asia have scored regularly against the Lions of Mesopotamia but have contained them in return. Four of their last five duels has only seen one side get on the scoreboard and we expect the continuation of this trend.

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Korea Republic

Given South Korea’s home record, Paulo Bento will be comfortable knowing that odds are in his side’s favour. The fact that the Tigers have not lost to their rivals in 90 minutes of action will further add to their confidence. The South Koreans have impressed with goals scored in recent outings but their 3-0 defeat of Japan will surely continue to haunt them. The defence needs to be at its best as a repeat of that performance will not be tolerated at the start of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Iraq

Dick Advocaat has a tough task on his hands as he navigates Iraq’s path to the 2022 World Cup. The road is full of perils for the 2007 Asian champions will be aware of all possibilities after losing to Iran in June. However, prior to that result, they had been on a nine-match unbeaten run and would have taken positives from their loss. South Korea pose a tough task for them, especially on the road, as they have not secured a win against them in regulation time.

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Asia - World Cup Qualifying
South Korea
VS
Iraq
September 2, 2021
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South Korea vs Iraq

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2 - 0
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1 - 0
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FAQ about the Korea Republic vs Iraq

Korea Republic vs Iraq

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on September 02, at 13:00 GMT.

Where is the game being played?

Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Who is the bookmaker’s favourite to win?

Korea Republic.