Syria U23 South Korea U23 Prediction and Preview – 14.01.18

South Korea U23 have taken just one point from their last three AFC Championship U23. matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. South Korea U23 are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Syria U23 should prove no easy feat either – South Korea U23 haven’t won against any AFC Championship U23. leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Syria U23 have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Syria U23 dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the AFC Championship U23.’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Syria U23 are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Syria U23 and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Syria U23’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, South Korea U23 are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when South Korea U23 took a point away from Syria U23 (1-1 draw).

Notably, Syria U23’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Syria U23 have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four AFC Championship U23. away matches, including against some much weaker teams than South Korea U23, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to South Korea U23 getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though South Korea U23 are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Syria U23 hold the best away record in the AFC Championship U23. (W8 D2 L1). South Korea U23’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Syria U23’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Syria U23ns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Syria U23 win at 15/2 with bet365.

Syria U23 South Korea U23 Prediction and Preview – 14.01.18

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