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Australia vs South Korea betting picks & preview | Asian Cup 2024

Australia vs South Korea

Soccer Betting Odds & Game Info

Best odds Australia +230 at Bovada | Draw +230 at Bovada | South Korea +125 at Bovada
When Friday, February 2 | 6:30pm AST
Where Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar
Watch live 10, Paramount+

Socceroos v South Korea match preview

The Socceroos’ AFC Asian Cup campaign continues this weekend as they face South Korea in the quarterfinals. One of the betting favourites for the tournament, this will be Australia’s toughest match yet on their search for glory.

After finishing first in their group, the Socceroos earned the right to host a weaker opponent in the round of 16 as they faced the third-placed Indonesia. The Aussies took the lead after just 12 minutes thanks to an own goal before Martin Boyle’s header made it 2-0 leading into the break. After absorbing plenty of pressure from the Indonesians, Craig Goodwin and Harry Souttar added late goals to cap off the win. Incredibly efficient, the Aussies were able to score four goals from just seven shots, something that will be vital in their next clash.

South Korea were disappointing in the group stage, finishing second despite their star-studded squad. As a result, they were drawn against Saudi Arabia in the toughest matchup for the round of 16. After going down early in the second half, it took the Koreans until the 99th minute to produce an equaliser and then force a penalty shootout, where keeper Cho Hyun-woo was the hero with two saves.

With Tottenham star Son Heung-min leading an attack that also includes Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves) and Lee Kang-in Lee (PSG), the Aussie defence will need to be on top of their game. Another player to watch out for is Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae, who is the general at the back.

Best bets for Socceroos v South Korea quarterfinal



Under 2.5 goals


Craig Goodwin anytime goalscorer


Australia v South Korea betting predictions

After registering by far the most impressive win of any side in the round of 16, the Socceroos should be confident in their game plan heading into this. Whilst South Korea clearly have the better side on paper, they have struggled so far this tournament, registering just one win from their four matches and conceding seven goals. With the Koreans’ poor form corresponding with the Aussies’ excellent defensive campaign, this one looks set to end in a draw after 90 minutes (+230).

With the Aussies conceding just one goal so far this tournament, expect this match to be another tense contest with minimal chances. Despite scoring four in their last match, the Socceroos scored two very late goals and have gone under the line in their other three matches. Although South Korea have nine goals this tournament, they struggled to penetrate the Saudi Arabian defence. Against another quality defence, we are backing this match to go under 2.5 goals at -200 with the best soccer bookmakers.

After entering the match in the 87th minute against Indonesia, Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin was able to lock the game away by scoring once and then setting up another within a two-minute span. Expected to return to the starting line-up for this clash, look for Goodwin to use width to trouble a disorganised South Korean back three. At +350 with Bovada, he offers great value as an anytime goalscorer.

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