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| On Sep 2, 2021 12:30 PM IST

KOR vs IRQ Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for South Korea vs Iraq World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 2


KOR vs IRQ Dream11: The AFC Qualification for the Qatar World Cup moves to its third stage. South Korea host Iraq in the first encounter. They have been grouped in Group A along with Iran, Lebanon, Syria, and UAE. The two top teams will go on to compete in the World Cup. The hosts are coming off a 2-1 comeback victory over Lebanon in the second qualifying round back in June. On the other hand, Iraq suffered a 1-0 defeat to Iran in June. Both teams will be looking to start off their qualifying campaign with a win.

Date: September 2
Kick-Off: 04:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Seoul Stadium

AFC Qualification: 3rd Round: (Group A)

This is the first game of the group.

Watch World Cup Qualifiers Live

The match will be broadcasted on the Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv app.

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South Korea: WWWLW


Head to Head

South Korea have trumped Iraq in three of the last five matches while two games were goalless draws.

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KOR vs IRQ Today Match Prediction Details

South Korea News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • There are no injuries or suspensions reported.
  • Paulo Bento has named a 25 man squad for the qualifier.
  • Tottenham’s star striker Son Heung-Min will be on show today.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • South Korea will line up in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • K Seung-Gyu should be starting in goal.
  • L Yong, H Chul, K Min-Jae, K Moon-Hwan could be the back four in defence.
  • K Chang-Hoon, H In-Beom, and S Min-Kyu will occupy central midfield.
  • H Ui-Jo, H Son, and H Hee-Chan are expected to be the front three.

South Korea Starting XI (Likely)

Kim Seung-Gyu
Lee Yong
Hong Chul
Kim Min-Jae
Kim Moon-Hwan
Hwang Hee-Chan
Kwon Chang-Hoon
Hwang In-Beom
Son Heung-Min
Hwang Ui-Jo
Song Min-Kyu

Iraq News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • There are no injuries or suspensions reported.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Iraq might line up in 4-5-1 formation.
  • F Talib should start in goal.
  • A Ibrahim, D Ismail, A Faez, and F Putros are expected to be the back four in defence.
  • H Tariq, B Resan, J Meram, I Bayesh, and M Qasim will slot into the midfield.
  • M Ali will be leading the lines for Iraq.

Republic of Ireland Starting XI (Likely)

Fahad Talib
Ahmed Ibrahim
Dhurgham Ismail
Ali Faez
Frans Putros
Humam Tariq
Bashar Resan
Justin Meram
Ibrahim Bayesh
Mohammed Qasim
Mohanad Ali

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Son Heung Min is one of the most clinical finishers in the World. His shot conversion rate was an absurd 40% for much of last season. Here are his stats from the league this season:

Goals 2
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 81
Chances Created 3
Interceptions 0
Tackles 0
Clean Sheets 1

Hwang Ui-Jo can shine in Son’s company. He has a total of 92 goals and 24 assists in 301 appearances.

Goals last season 12
Assists last season 3

Differential Pick 

Mohanad Ali can shine for the visiting team. He will be playing center-forward. He had a total of 7 goals and two assists in the league last year.

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KOR vs IRQ Dream11 Teams

GK: K Seung-Gyu
DEF: H Chul, K Moon-Hwang, A Ibrahim
MID: H IN-Beom, B Rasan, H Tariq, S Min-Kyu
FOR: H Son, H Ui-Jo, Mohanad-Ali

Likely Winner: 

  • This will be Dick Advocaat’s first game in charge of Iraq.
  • South Korea have superior players in their ranks, plying their trade in Europe’s top leagues.
  • We are backing the host side to win comfortably by a two-goal margin. 

    Match Odds:

South Korea: 5/11
Iraq: 19/2

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