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Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai Tips & Predictions - Ulsan Hyundai to lift AFC Champions League trophy

  • Persepolis meet Ulsan Hyundai in the AFC Champions League final today
  • Match is being played in Qatar at 12:00pm GMT
  • Persepolis have scored in 6 of their last 8 matches
  • Ulsan Hyundai have won their last 8 matches
  • Ulsan Hyundai have scored 2+ goals in their last 8 matches
Ulsan to lift the cup
Ulsan Hyundai will be aiming to lift their second AFC Champions League trophy (Getty Images)

Persepolis meet Ulsan Hyundai in the AFC Champions Final in Qatar on Saturday. Ulsan  come into the final with eight straight wins and as the tournament’s highest scoring team. They meet a Persepolis side who will be without several key players.

Persepolis Form


Persepolis qualified for the final in dramatic circumstances back in October. The Iranian champions defeated Al-Nassr 5-3 on penalties after the tie finished 1-1 after-extra-time. They were forced to come from behind, with striker Mehdi Abdi equalising in the 42nd after conceding seven minutes earlier. 

In the meantime, Persepolis returned to their domestic competition. After a goalless draw with Naft Masjed Soleyman, they defeated Padideh 3-0 at home in their last match. Midfielder Jalal Hosseini and strikers Ahmad Nourollahi and Milad Sarlak all scored in the big win. 

Persepolis have not played a competitive match since 30 November, with the Iranian Pro League stopping after six matches due to the pandemic.

Persepolis Team News


Persepolis head into the final without several key players. First choice striker Issa Alekassir was hit with a six-month ban for a discriminatory gesture earlier in the season and will miss this important clash. 

Midfielders Ehsan Pahlevan and Vahid Amiri will also miss due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Meanwhile, centre-back Shojae Khalilzadeh left the club during the transfer window to join Al Rayyan in Qatar.

Ulsan Hyundai Form


Ulsan Hyundai had to come from behind to record a thrilling finish over Persepolis in their semi-final.

After going a goal down early in the second half, striker Bjorn Johnsen sent the tie into extra time with his 81st minute equaliser. It was there where Brazilian forward Junior Negrao scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 119th minute. 

The Korean giants come into the final undefeated throughout the tournament – winning eight of their nine matches. 

They are also the highest scoring team in the tournament with 21 goals across their nine matches. Ulsan have scored two goals or more in each of their last eight matches.

Ulsan Hyundai Team News


Midfielder Shin-Jin Ho returned to the starting line-up in the semi-final after recovering from a knee injury.

Ulsan’s only player missing is winger Jung Hoon-sun who was sent home after breaking his ankle.

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai Head to Head


Despite both sides being AFC Champions League regulars, this will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides. 

This will be Persepolis’ second final in three seasons – having previously lost in 2018. Ulsan Hyundai last reached the final in 2012 when they were champions.

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai Odds


Ulsan Hyundai come in as 2.32 favourites at Unibet, with Persepolis placed at 3.20. A draw is available at 2.85

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai Match Up


It will be interesting to see whether the time off will be a blessing or a hinderance for Persepolis. The Iranian giants have not played a competitive match for three weeks. They will also be without several of their stars against Ulsan.

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai Stats


  • Persepolis have not played a competitive match since 30 November (all competitions).
  • Persepolis have never won an AFC Champions League final.
  • Ulsan Hyundai have won their last 8 matches (AFC Champions League).
  • Ulsan Hyundai have scored 2+ goals in their last 8 matches (AFC Champions League). 
  • Ulsan have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 matches (AFC Champions League).
  • Ulsan Hyundai won the 2012 AFC Champions League final.

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Where is Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai being played?

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai is being played at the Al Wakrah Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.

When is Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai being played?

Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai is being played at 12:00pm GMT on Saturday 19 December 2020.

What competition are Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai playing in?

Persepolis vs Ulsan are playing in the AFC Champions League.

What is the Persepolis vs Ulsan Hyundai best bet?

Ulsan Hyundai have won their last eight matches. The best bet is for Ulsan to win.

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Verdict

Persepolis are without many key players and Ulsan are in red-hot form. I’m tipping Ulsan to win in a match which sees over 2.5 goals.

Best Bet: Ulsan Hyundai Win Full Time Result @132.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Ulsan Win & Over 2.5 Full Time Result & Total Goals @310.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Ulsan Win 2-1 Correct Score @800.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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