SAU vs NK Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Saudi Arabia vs North Korea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
AFC Asian Cup
When: January 08, 2019, 09:30 PM, IST
Where: Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
SAU vs NK Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Saudi Arabia and North Korea will open their AFC Asian Cup account with an encounter at Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday night (IST).
A victory will be the only target for Gulf heavyweights Saudi Arabia as they kick-start their Asian Cup campaign with a match against the North Koreans. This is a group which also has Lebanon and Qatar in it. The Green, no doubt, will be looking to at least qualify from the group, having qualified for the FIFA World Cup and boasting players who play all around the world.
The Green Falcons are in a good form heading into Asia’s biggest football competition. In the last seven games, they have lost just once, a 0-2 loss against mighty Brazil, which shouldn’t be an indicator of what they can do in this competition. And they won a historic World Cup game, beating a talented Egypt 2-1 in their last group game in the World Cup.
Head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi decided not to include prolific marksman Mohammed Al-Sahlawi in his Asian Cup sqyad, rather the young Fahad Al Muwallad, who plays for Al-Ittihad, has been trusted to lead the attack.
While North Korea will be managed by the 35-year-old Kim Young-jun in the tournament. The team played two games under his guidance with the first match ending in a 1-1 draw against Vietnam. While the last match was a big reality check as Bahrain thumped North Korea 4-0 in the friendly match.
Kwang-song Han will be the star attraction for the North Koreans. The 21-year-old became the first player from his country to play in Serie A after featuring for Cagliari.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Saudi Arabia – D L D W D D
North Korea – L W D W D L
SAU vs NK Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Saudi Arabia vs North Korea Team News:
Injured – Super striker Al-Sahlawi has been overlooked for different reasons and won’t be playing in this competition.
Also, midfielder Salman Al-Faraj has been ruled out with an injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Both Al-Muwallad and Al-Saiari are expected to start up front.
Key Players – Al-Mogahawi, Al-Muwallad
Injured – None.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Ri Myong Guk will be the captain and goalkeeper for North Korea in Asia Cup.
Key Players – Ri-Hyok-chol, Jong Il-gwan
SAU vs NK Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Saudi Arabia– M. Al. Owais (GK), Al-Shahrani, Al Bulaihi, Al-Fatil, Al-Berik, Al-Bishi, A. Otayf, Al-Mogahwi, H. Bahbri, Al-Dawsari, Al-Muwallad
North Korea– Ri Myong Guk (GK), Ri Chang-ho, Thai-Hyok-han, Sim Hyon-jin, Al Song-li, Jang Kuk-Chol, Un-Chol Ri, Kim Yu-song, Kang Kuk-chol, Kim Yong-il, Ri-Hyok-chol, Jong Il-gwan
SAU vs NK Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Pizzi has named almost the identical squad which featured in the FIFA World Cup. However, star midfielder Salman Al-Faraj is out with an injury, while goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem, who started the last game in the world cup, isn’t in the squad. That’s why we have gone with the Korean goalie.
Here, we have selected Waleed as the goalie. It’s a risk as Pizzi can easily go with Owais. But this is the place up for grabs and both the players are in with a chance to win the call up.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
North Korea are one of the least fancied teams in the competition and it would be quite an achievement if they can negotiate their group and qualify for the last 16. A win for Saudi Arabia is our call.
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