On Tuesday, the South Korean National Football team will be starting their campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Therefore, they will be playing against Turkmenistan at the Kopetdag Stadium for the second round of the Asian Qualifying Tournament. South Korea wants another Word Cup Spot and if they can qualify, it will be their tenth in a row.
However, the road to become a 2022 World Cup qualifying football team in Quatar is not an easy task. This is because only 48 teams can participate and South Korea intends to be one of those teams. Furthermore, in order for the Taegeuk Warriors to qualify, they must be a top 4 team in the AFC. Thus, they are currently competing against 46 nations to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
South Korea cannot be overconfident when they play against Turkmenistan
According to the FIFA ranking, South Korea ranks 34 while Turkmenistan ranks 132. Therefore, soccer betting prediction experts are confident that the South Korean National Football team will win against Turkmenistan. However, overconfidence is also their greatest weakness. An example is South Korea’s last match against Georgia. This should have been an easy victory but in the end, South Korea the result of the match was a 2-2 draw.
Even Son Heung-min, says that Korea needs to improve if they want to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Tottenham Hot Spur star who is also the captain for Korea says if they play like in their last match, they will not qualify. Furthermore, it would be a mistake to underestimate Turkmenistan who has never been a qualifying team for the World Cup.
He said that “Korea can’t think of any opponent as a weak team,”. This is because “Breaking down a team that defends deep is not easy”.
In addition, coach Paulo Bento also said that it is difficult to predict how they will do against Turkmenistan. However, he believes that if they stick to their “own philosophy and strategies” they can defeat them.
At the moment the sports betting odds for this match are 1/7 for South Korea to win against Turkmenistan.