Our football match prediction:
Serbia continue life without Slavoljub Muslin. Interim manager Mladen Krstajic will be in charge of the team in the last game in 2017 and, no doubt, the Eagles will give their best to finish the year in style. The Serbs did remarkably well to secure automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals and Manchester United ace Nemanja Matic was the team’s key player in the qualifiers. Mladen Krstajic has a number of top-class players to choose from, but all eyes will be on Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when Serbia take on South Korea in Ulsan as he is in the form of his life. The Koreans were playing below expectations in the World Cup qualifiers, but they eventually booked their place at the showpiece tournament in Russia. Seeing that Shin Tae-Yong’s men are tough to beat at home, we predict that two teams will share the spoils at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Hee-Chan Hwang):
Hwang Hee-Chan is a product of Pohang Steelers football academy. The Korean attacker, who was born in Chuncheon on January 26, 1996, started his senior career at FC Liefering of Austria and he scored 13 goals in 31 appearances for the club. The 177-cm tall striker currently plays for Red Bull Salzburg and you should bear in mind that he netted 12 goals for the club in the 2016/2017 season. Hwang Hee-Chan won his second Austrian Bundesliga title with Salzburg in the 2016/2017 season, but the Red Bulls eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages. The Salzburg footballer made his South Korea debut in a 2-0 win over Canada on November 11, 2016. Hee-Chan played regularly for the Korea national football team in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and he scored one goal in the process. The Koreans eventually booked their place at the showpiece tournament in Russia, meaning that the Salzburg attacker will have a chance to prove his worth on the big stage.
Highlighted Team (Serbia):
Serbia have been playing as an independent nation since 2006. The Serbs made it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and despite defeating star-studded Germany in the group stages of the showpiece tournament in South Africa, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16. The Eagles, though, failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as they experienced all sorts of problems in their qualifying group. A number of top-class footballers played for Serbia and former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the Serbian national team. Vidic scored two goals in 56 appearances for Serbia and he announced his retirement from the national team on 24 October, 2011. The Eagles play their home game at Stadion Rajko Mitic and it has to be noted that they defeated Czech Republic 3-1 in their first international game under the name of Serbia. Serbia play their home games in red shirts and red shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.