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12BET Prediction World Cup 2022: South Korea vs. Portugal

In the final matches of the group games, South Korea will attempt to win big as they take on Portugal to keep their World Cup berth alive. Portugal have already secured the place in the next round, while South Korea will need a big win in this crucial match to finish at least second and confirm their spot in the last-16. Follow us today to get more soccer highlights, predictions and results! 

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan city, Qatar

December 2, 2022, Friday 11:00 PM (GMT+8)

South Korea will head to this game without a win in two group games, drawing their opening to Uruguay 0-0 and losing to Ghana 2-3, leaving them with only a point in the third place of Group H standings. They will need to get all three points from this match, while Ghana or Uruguay in the second place will need to either lose or level in points for them to determine who will advance through goal difference. 

World Cup appearances: 7

Goals Scored: 36

Current FIFA ranking: 28

Best finish: Fourth-place (2002)

 

Meanwhile, Portugal head to this match winning both of their group games against Ghana 3-2 in the opening and Uruguay 2-0 that confirmed their slot in the knockouts. They lost only 2 in the last 10 games they played across all competitions, including the 0-1 defeat to Spain in the final matchday of the UEFA Nations League. Get more soccer fixtures updates here! 

World Cup appearances: 8

Goals Scored: 54

Current FIFA ranking: 9

Best finish: Fourth-place (2006)

 

This will be the only second time that these sides will meet in their history, with the first head-to-head happening in the 2022 World Cup where Portugal beat South Korea 0-1. Portugal did not advance in the knockouts during that time, while South Korea finished as group winners.  

PREDICTION:

South Korea 0 – 1 Portugal

Portugal will win.

ODDS:

South Korea 4.20 – Draw 3.60 – Portugal 1.84

FT.HDP – Portugal 0.5-1

(Odds might change without prior notice)

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