Iran - South Korea
Possible starting lineups:
Beiranvand; Moharrami, Kanaanizadegan, Khalilzadeh, Noorafkan; Jahanbakhsh, Afagh, Nourollahi, Amiri; Azmoun, Taremi
Kim; Lee, M. Kim, Y. Kim, Hong; Jung, I. Hwang; Song, Son, H. Hwang; U.J. Hwang
Iran are currently first with maximal nine points from three matches. They beat Syria 1:0, Iraq 3:0 and United Arab Emirates 1:0. It is important to be mentioned that so far they haven t conceded a single goal. Most of the players are ready, only the captain Ehsan Hajsafi is rated as doubtful with a thigh problem. South Korea, meanwhile, are second on the table with seven points.They won 1:0 against Lebanon 1:0 and 2:1 against Syria, but failed to register a victory against Iraq playing a goalless draw. Heung-Min Son, who scored a 88th minute winner against Syria, should lead the line.
I think Iran will win here. The home advantage is one reason, but there are two more. South Korea haven t beat Iran since October 2005. So, they are without a win in the last eleven games. And finally, Iran have a strong defense, they are yet to concede a goal in this round of qualifications.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.10. 15:30h