Korea Republic will face Bahrain at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Monday in the opening round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
Korea Republic national football team (also known as South Korea) and Bahrain national football team meet again 5 years after the Playoffs match which Korea Republic won 2-1. Korea Republic national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Iraq, China PR, Singapore, Vietnam, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia extending their unbeaten streak to 8 matches. They have been defending decently lately having 7 consecutive clean sheets.
Bahrain national football team, on the other hand, are in a horrible form preparing for the match after 3 defeats in a row from Angola, Australia and United Arab Emirates. They need to score goals to win this game which might not be as easy as they have scored zero goals in their previous 3 matches.
Korea Republic are on a winning streak – they have won Iraq, China PR, Singapore, Vietnam, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in their previous 6 matches while Bahrain are on a losing streak – they have lost to Angola, Australia and United Arab Emirates in their previous 3 matches. Overall, Korea Republic have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 4, while Bahrain have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 10 and drawing 1.
Korea Republic have won 6 times (1-0 against Iraq on 6th of January, 0-3 against China PR on 21st of November, 5-0 against Singapore on 16th of November, 6-0 against Vietnam on 17th of October, 4-0 against Tunisia on 13th of October and 1-0 against Saudi Arabia on 13th of September) in their most recent 6 matches.
Bahrain have won 3 times (0-2 against Yemen on 17th of November, 1-0 against Philippines on 18th of October and 2-0 against Kyrgyzstan on 13th of October) and lost 3 times (0-3 against Angola on 10th of January, 0-2 against Australia on 6th of January and 0-2 against United Arab Emirates on 21st of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Korea Republic and Bahrain have met once since January 2019. Korea Republic have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on January 22, 2019 at the Playoffs of Asian Cup where Korea Republic won 2-1. Korea Republic have scored 2 goals in these 1 head-to-head match in total while Bahrain have scored 1.