As we enter the last leg of the World Cup Group Stage, we examine the first game of the day. For this match we are talking about South Korea taking on Portugal as they try to pass the group round. Obviously, this is like a David versus Goliath scenario but this World Cup has seen so pretty big upsets. Therefore, let’s see what our football betting experts have to say in their South Korea vs Portugal Betting Pick
With 2 wins in the Group Round, Portugal already has a spot for the Round of 16. Needless to say, they are the favorite team to win at -125 sports betting odds. The public is betting heavily on Portugal as the odds began at -180 for Portugal and quickly went to -125. South Korea on the other hand is the clear underdog at +330 betting odds.
South Korea vs Portugal Sports Betting Odds
- South Korea: +330
- Draw: +270
- Portugal: -125
South Korea vs Portugal Betting Prediction and Analysis for 12/02/2022
According to football betting news, this World Cup match in Qatar will take place at Education City Stadium. After 2 consecutive wins against Ghana and Uruguay in the Group round, Portugal is in great shape. However, to officially win the Group stage, they need a draw or win. In addition, if they get a win, they can avoid Brazil in the knockout round.
Even with a loss to South Korea, Portugal would probably be the winner of Group H. That is unless they lose and Ghana manages to defeat Uruguay. During their last match against Uruguay, Portugal was in control of the ball 60% of the time. In addition, they also had a total of 15 shots with 3 of them on goal. However, their defense needs work as took on a total of 11 shots with 3 of them on goal.
While their defense may not be an issue in this matchup, it will eventually catchup to them.
On the other hand, South Korea needs a win for a small chance to get pass the group Stage. Of course, Ghana would also have to draw or win against Uruguay for Korea to qualify for the knockout round. However, Korea was struggling to shoot on target against Uruguay and during the first half of the game against Ghana.
Korean football betting fans believe they can replicate that same attack power. If they can do it, it could change the tide of the game. Thus, if their offense can get it together early in the game, they have a chance to win.
During the qualifying campaign for the World Cup, Korea had a stellar defense. Unfortunately, during their match against Ghana, they were unable to stop them from scoring twice. Needless to say, they need to bring their defense back.
South Korea vs Portugal Betting Pick
Game time: 12/02/2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
Bet on Portugal at -125
There is a good possibility for Korea to pull off an upset in this game. However, they lost to Ghana and are now facing an unbeaten team in Portugal. This will make it very difficult for the Korean teamto record their first win in World Cup play.
South Korea will probably be attacking via the cross today and they could easily get a draw. At least, that would be the case if Coach Paulo Bento was not out of the game due to a red card. Therefore, we predict the Portugal will win with a final score of 2-1.