Match start: 14:00 (GMT+1)
The team of Shin Tae-Yong has taken the second place in the final stage group of the qualifying tournament thanks to two goalless draws. After that they were partly in fault for dismissal of Vahid Halilhodžić from the post of the head coach of the national team of Japan. Koreans have crushed Japan in the AFC Asian Cup final (4:1).
In 7 subsequent friendly matches the team of South Korea has gained 3 victories and the same number of defeats with two draws. In three last matches which were chronologically the closest to the World Cup Koreans have ruined Honduras (2:0), have tied with Bolivia (0:0) and have lost to Bosnia (1:3).
The main star of the team Son Heung-min have spent 78 minutes of the first match on the field and had even scored a goal. Then the midfielder of Tottenham has played the whole match against Bosnians and 30 minutes against the team from South America.
The African national team has finished qualification with three victories in a row and the first place in the group with South Africa, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde.
In frames of the Africa Cup of Nations the Senegal didn’t leave the group, having won over Benin (4:0), having failed to win over Niger (1:2) and Côte d’Ivoire (0:0). And the second place has been lost to Nigerians at the best ratio of goals but under the conditions of the lost head-to-head the question of getting further wasn’t raised any more.
Aliou Cissé’s team thanks to the football federation of the country have received not the strongest sparring partner during the May session of the friendly matches. The goalless draw with Luxembourg has even worsened the mood of the local fans.
During the World Cup Poland, Colombia and Japan became the rivals of Senegal in group N.
South Korea vs Senegal head-to-heads
The teams have played two friendly matches. In 2006 the match ended in a draw (1:1), 3 years later the national team from the East became stronger (2:0).
South Korea to win 3.81
Senegal to win 2.02
Sadio Mane didn’t play in the match with Luxembourg and the main hopes of the African team for the World Cup 2018 are laid on the forward of Liverpool. The second best football player of Africa will certainly play in future game but whether he will be able to fight alone against the team mechanism of Koreans headed by Son Heung-min? We doubt and that is why we will consider the hidden favorite of future meeting to be the team of Shin Tae-Yong.
Our tip: South Korea (Asian Handicap 0) – odds 2.8 5Dimes