Republic of Korea and Uruguay meet at Seoul World Cup Stadium, in a friendly match. This is the 12th friendly match of the year for the Republic of Korea, after friendlies against Chile, Costa Rica, Senegal, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Honduras, Poland, Northern Ireland, Latvia, Jamaica and Moldova. In the case of Uruguay, this is their 3rd friendly of the year, after previous friendlies against Mexico and Uzbekistan. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 08-09-2014 and ended with the score: Republic of Korea (0-1) Uruguay. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Republic of Korea:
This is the 12th friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Republic of Korea (0-0) Chile, Republic of Korea (2-0) Costa Rica, Senegal (2-) 0) Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea (0-0) Bolivia, Republic of Korea (1-3) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republic of Korea (2-0) Honduras, Poland (3-2) Republic of Korea, Ireland North (2-1) Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea (1-0) Latvia, Republic of Korea (2-2) Jamaica and Republic of Korea (1-0) Moldova. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The Republic of Korea won 4, drew 3 and lost 1 of their last 8 home games for the Friendlies. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 6 out of 8 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
South Korea enters this game with a draw, by 0-0, against Chile, adding the third consecutive game without losing in several competitions. Contrary to the rival of this performance, South Korea usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, in which the three most advanced players are Heung-min Son, Hwang and Hyun-jun Suk. The South Korean team, when it invests in the offensive process, usually goes through the central corridor, taking advantage of Nam’s pass quality. For this match against Uruguay, coach Paulo Bento can count on all his players.
The visiting team disputes its 3rd friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies he registered the following scoreboards: Mexico (1-4) Uruguay and Uruguay (3-0) Uzbekistan. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Uruguay has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 10 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Uruguay leaves for this party motivated by the victory, by 1-4, against Mexico: the goals of the team were marked by Suárez (2), Pereiro and Giménez. Coach Fabián Coito usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, channeling his game through the lateral corridors. In this tactical drawing, the two players usually chosen to act in the line of attack are Cavani and Suárez, both being very competent at the time of finishing. For this friendly the coach must opt for an initial eleven with their best players.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.68