Wales and South Korea will go head-to-head on Thursday evening (19.45) in an international friendly at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The hosts are hoping to bounce back from consecutive defeats, while South Korea are still searching for the first victory of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure.

Rob Page’s side started their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign superbly, grinding out a 1-1 draw in Croatia, then following it up with a home win over Latvia, before suffering defeats against Armenia and Turkey.

The Wales manager will be hoping to see an improvement in performance before a crucial qualifier in Latvia next Monday.

Wales vs South Korea Prediction

  • Draw @ 21/10
  • Aaron Ramsey to score anytime @ 4/1

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Wales are unable to call upon the services of Tom Lockyer and Dan James, who are both ruled out through injury.

Rangers forward Rabbi Matondo has been called up after being left out of Page’s initial squad, while Tom King, Morgan Fox and Liam Cullen will be hoping to earn their first caps here.

As for South Korea, Lee Kang-in remains out of action due to a muscle injury, while the uncapped quartet of Kim Jun-hong, Kim Ji-soo, Lee Soon-min and Yang Hyun-jun have all been called up by Klinsmann.

Match Result – Draw @ 21/10

With it being a friendly – and essentially nothing on the line – I can see the teams sharing the spoils here and I think the draw is decent value at 21/10.

Wales have just one win in 12 games across competitions, losing eight, and Rob Page’s side have not fared much better at home, with three defeats in five games. In addition, South Korea are winless in four friendlies since their exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup round of 16 against Brazil, so I can see the teams cancelling each other out.

Page will see an improvement in performance as the priority rather than the result, especially with a crucial qualifier on the horizon.

Aaron Ramsey to score anytime @ 4/1

The former Arsenal man has found a new lease of life since signing for Cardiff City in the summer.

Ramsey has bagged twice in his last three outings – including the most recent 3-2 defeat against Ipswich Town – and will be looking to add to his 20 international goals on Thursday night.

The midfielder hasn’t found the back of the net for his country since the 2-1 victory over Belarus in November 2021, which is why his price is 4/1 to score anytime, but he’s shown in recent weeks that he still knows where the back of the net is, so I think he’s a decent shout to score here.

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