World Cup 2022 South Korea vs Portugal, Tips & Predictions

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South Korea vs Portugal - World Cup 2022

South Korea and Portugal meet in the final match in Group H, with South Korea needing a win if they’re to have any chance of reaching the last 16. The game will begin at 19:00 local time at the Lusail Stadium on Friday, 2nd December.

Portugal have been impressive so far, defeating Ghana and Uruguay to sit top of the group with a game to spare and with one eye already on the last 16.

South Korea need a win and hope that the result in the other match in the group is favourable if they are to make it through, but it looks like a big ask with the form they have shown.

Portugal are the 4/6 favourite at Betzone, as they aim to end the group stages with a perfect record.

South Korea vs Portugal Best Odds

South Korea vs Portugal Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: These sides have met just once previously, with South Korea landing a 1-0 win in the group stage of the 2002 World Cup.
  • South Korea: They have failed to make it past the group stages at the past two World Cups.
  • Portugal: Have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup twice - in 1966 and 2006.
  • Player: Ronaldo needs one more goal to match Eusebio’s record of nine World Cup goals for Portugal.

South Korea vs Portugal Betting Tips

With Portugal already through and little to play for, it’s up to South Korea to force the game, which could see a high-scoring clash with the potential to end in a draw. 

MATCH TO END IN A DRAW - 14/5

With South Korea requiring a win, they will need to push for a goal, and that could leave them vulnerable at the back.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE - 5/6

Both sides have plenty of attacking options, and there should be plenty of goalscoring chances with South Korea chasing a win - three or more goals looks overpriced.

OVER 2.5 GOALS - 5/6

South Korea vs Portugal Analysis

SOUTH KOREA

It’s been a disappointing World Cup so far for South Korea, and they know they need a win over Portugal to have any chance of reaching the last 16. However, they have looked fragile at the back, and it’s a big ask to see them stopping this Portuguese side from scoring.

Key Players: Son Heung-min

Team News: South Korea will likely stick with the same side that ended the game against Ghana.

Predicted Line-Up: Kim S-G; Kim M-H, Kim M-J, Kim Y-G, Kim J-S; Hwang I-B, Jung; Lee K-I, Na, Son H-M; Cho G-S

PORTUGAL

They have done the hard work in the group, winning their first two games to seal a spot in the last 16 with a game to spare. It could be that they now rest some key players for this clash, so they are fresh for the start of the knockout stages.

Key Players: Cristiano Ronaldo

Team News: With the top spot in the group sealed, Portugal could rest some of their best players.

Predicted Line-Up: Sa; Dalot, Silva, Dias, Guerreiro; Palhinha, Carvalho; Silva, Felix, Leao; Ronaldo

South Korea vs Portugal Prediction

With Portugal set to rest some key players, South Korea should be able to avoid defeat in this clash, and a play on the Draw looks like the best bet.

BET ON THE DRAW - 2/5 with Fitzdares

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