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Wales vs South Korea predictions: tips, odds & team news

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 8:00, 7 September 2023

Wales vs South Korea takes place on Thursday at 7:45pm (UK time).

Wales vs South Korea odds


*Odds correct as of 07:30 on September 7

Before visiting Latvia for a Euro 2024 qualifying match, Wales seek to end a two-game losing streak. Both of those setbacks came against Group D rivals Armenia (2-4) and Turkey (0-2). Rob Page’s squad includes skipper Aaron Ramsey, who has netted seven fewer international goals (20) than the rest of his teammates combined. Ramsey is Wales’ second most capped player (on 82 appearances) behind goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey (108) with Tottenham defender Ben Davies (78) not that far behind.

Davies will likely be coming up against clubmate Son Heung-min, who captains South Korea, with Hwang Hee-chan the other Premier League star in Jürgen Klinsmann’s squad. South Korea are currently on a five-game winless run (two draws and three losses) stretching back into last winter’s World Cup finals.


Wales vs South Korea predictions

Wales vs South Korea: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 5/6 with Midnite
Correct Score Wales 1-1 South Korea 11/2 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Son Heung-min 11/2 with BetGoodwin

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Wales vs South Korea match tip

Match draw @ 12/5 with Bet365

As mentioned, neither of these sides are in good form going into the September international break. Wales have won just one of their past nine games, with two draws and six defeats. But while a better team might capitalise on this, South Korea don’t look like winning at all. The Taegeuk Warriors have won just one of their past eight games since the start of the World Cup, a 2-1 victory over Portugal that wasn’t enough to send them into the knockout stages. That sole victory has been joined by four defeats and three draws, and a current run of five without a win.

Wales vs South Korea team news

Tom Lockyer has had to pull out of the Wales squad due to injury, joining Daniel James on the sidelines. Rabbi Matondo wasn’t in the initial squad but has been added since, with uncapped trio Tom King, Morgan Fox and Liam Cullen all dreaming of a first appearance.

Premier League stars Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are both included in South Korea’s squad, as is Bayern Munich newboy Kim Min-jae. There are four uncapped players in the squad including Celtic’s Yang Hyun-jun.

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