EPL and Asia Cup set for 2024 clash

Big name EPL players in action at 2024 Asia Cup.

The 2024 Asia Cup is set to get underway in Qatar, with some EPL stars in action

News Insights

  • Top 24 teams from Asia battle it out for glory in Qatar.
  • 2024 Asia Cup is set to run from mid-Jan to md-Feb 2024.
  • Plenty of EPL teams will be affected by the staging of 2024 Asia Cup.
  • Hosts Qatar are the defending tournament champions.

With the global footballing schedule getting busier and busier for players, the demands of the calendar are greater than ever – with schedule clashes unavoidable. 
For punters with online betting sites, more games present more betting opportunities but for the players involved, a club or country debate rages. 
More Asian players than ever before are plying their trade in the English Premier League and the hosting of the Asian Cup in the midst of a Premier League season is a controversial one. 
The 2024 Asian Cup is going ahead regardless in Qatar and plenty of household Premier League stars will be in action. 

Spurs to struggle without Son? 

Having lost Harry Kane to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2023, many people felt Tottenham wouldn’t be able to fill the void left by the England captain. 
South Korean superstar Son Heung-min has stepped up with aplomb for Spurs and he has been integral to their strong start to the season. 
He will be captaining his native South Korea in the 2024 Asia Cup, meaning Tottenham will be without his services for a few weeks at least. 
With Son in their ranks, South Korea are one of the front runners to lift the title at $6.00 with BoomBet but he will be missed hugely at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 
Japan to exact revenge? 

Having impressed at both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Japan have established themselves as a footballing force with many betting apps
Losing in the Asian Cup final in 2019 to Qatar was a shock result for Japan but their squad is bigger and better than 4 years ago, and they will be desperate to clinch the trophy this time around. 
With key men such as Kauro Mitoma from Brighton, Wataru Endo at Liverpool, and Takehiro Tomiyasu who plays for Arsenal in their ranks, they are the hot favourites to win the Asia Cup at $3.75 TopSport.  
Lost Wolf in the pack 

Few sides have punched above their weight in the Premier League more than Wolves this season, who are flourishing under Gary O’Neill. 
He has been able get the most out of his shoestring squad, with South Korean international Hwang Hee-chan in particular impressing. 
His record of 10 goals in 20 games has taken his stock to new heights and he has scored against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City this season. 
Wolves will undoubtedly miss Hwang, who will also be integral to South Korea’s hopes at the 2024 Asian Cup, alongside the aforementioned Son Heung-min.