Jordan vs South Korea, KO: 15:00 Feb 6, 2024, Ahmed bin Ali Sta
A place in the final of the AFC Asian Cup is the prize as Jordan battle South Korea in a semi-final fixture on Tuesday. Korea are yet to taste defeat in the competition and driven by the impressive Son Heung-Min, they should have the edge in a closely fought encounter.
Jordan reached the semi-final of the Asian Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory over Tajikistan in the last eight. They were made to work hard in a game of few chances with Vashdat Hanonov’s own-goal proving the difference.
It has been a solid tournament so far for Jordan, who have only lost once, a.1-0 defeat to Bahrain in their final group stage fixture. Having qualified as one of the best third placed teams, Hussein Ammouta’s men have now surpassed their previous best performance by reaching the last four of the competition.
Jordan have flexed their attacking muscles in this year’s Asian Cup and are one of the leading scorers in the tournament. However, the trade-off is an open defence that has conceded in three of their last four matches.
South Korea needed extra-time before seeing off Australia 2-1 in their quarter-final clash. They fought back from a goal down with Hwang Hee-Chan drawing them level deep into injury time before Son Heung-Min struck the winner.
Seeking their first Asian Cup title since 1960, South Korea have been solid in this year’s competition. They are yet to taste defeat so far having come through difficult clashes against the likes of Australia and hosts Saudi Arabia.
The great thing for South Korea is that star attackers like Hwang Hee-Chan, Lee Kang-In and Son Heung-Min have all impressed so far. However they have struggled defensively and are without a single clean sheet in the competition.
How the bookies view it
South Korea have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 8/15 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Jordan is valued at 13/2 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 16/2 by bet365.
Head to head
South Korea have never lost to Jordan, with three wins and as many draws from six previous meetings. Both teams played out a 2-2 draw in the group stage of this year’s competition.
Players to watch
Yazan Al Naimat has caught the eye with a string of impressive performances at this year’s Asian Cup. The forward has two goals so far, including one in the group stage draw with South Korea and is priced at 5/1 by Paddy Power to find the net once again.
As always, Son Heung-Min will be the one to watch for South Korea as he looks to add to his three goals in the competition. The striker was also on target in the first meeting with Jordan and is priced at 11/8 by Betfred to get in the score sheet once again.
Anything else catch the eye?
The group stage meeting produced over 3.5 goals and a repeat is priced at 3/1 by BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 6/5 by Paddy Power while Coral is offering odds of 29/20 on both teams to score.
South Korea are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered at 17/10 with Paddy Power.
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