This Tuesday, FIFA fans are in a treat as South Korea takes on Saudi Arabia for a friendly football match. For football fans, this will be a great game to watch as both teams are in need of a win. However, which team will reign supreme as they meet on the field for the first time since 2019? Let’s find out what our experts have to say with their South Korea vs Saudi Arabia Football Betting Preview.
According to football betting sites, the Saudi Arabian National football team are the favorite to win at +255 betting odds. Despite Korea having a FIFA ranking of 28 while Saudi Arabia is a t 54, sportsbooks do not favor them. Furthermore, many believe that it is because the Korean National Football team has been underperforming under coach Jurgen Klinsmann
However, is this true and can Klinsmann turn things around tomorrow?
South Korea vs Saudi Arabia Football Betting Preview and Analysis
For the South Korean head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, this is a crucial game. This is because he has been receiving a lot of criticism for his performance and lack of urgency. Therefore, he is in desperate need of a win as his commitment to the team is in question. In 5 matches under his leadership, Korean have ad 3 draws and 2 losses. According to those who bet on football, no foreign-born head coach has ever had such a bas record.
Korean Football fans were expecting Korea to win against Wales but instead got a draw. During that match, Korea only took one shot at the goal while Wales had a few close calls. Klinsmann continues to say that his team is a work in progress and is still learning about his players. However, he remains confident that Korea will be ready for the Asian games this month and the AFC Asian Cup.
The last time Saudi Arabia and Korea went against each other in 2019, the result was a 0-0 draw.
The Saudi Arabian team is also under a lot of pressure to win. As the new manager of the team, Robert Mancini, is looking to make a statement on an international level. Especially since many top-level players are plying for the Saudi Arabian team for this game. So far, the Green Falcons have lost their last 5 matches. Their latest loss was last Friday with a 1-3 loss against Costa Rica.
According to online sports betting experts, South Korea should stand a better chance against Saudi Arabia. This is because under Klinsmann, Korea is in possession most of the time. Thus, if they can create more opportunities, they can win this game.