The most successful team in the history of the FIFA World Cup Brazil will take on South Korea in their round of 16 fixture in Qatar on Monday. Along expected lines, having already secured qualification to the knockout round before their last group stage game, Tite made as many as nine changes to their Starting XI to hand a rest to their key players. Yet, however, they have been handed a blow with Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles being ruled out of the tournament with injuries. In a major boost though, Neymar was back with the team training.
On the other hand, South Korea reached the pre-quarterfinals in dramatic fashion with the help of a late goal from Hwang Hee-chan against Portugal. That goal also eliminated Uruguay from the race to the knockout stage. Although they will be high on confidence with that performance, they will be aware that their test lies against one of the best teams in the tournament.
Brazil vs South Korea - Match Prediction
The two sides have met each other on 7 previous occasions. Brazil have dominated this rivalry, winning 6 of these matches. South Korea, on the other hand, have won just once.
Brazil have players like Marquinhos, Richarlison, Casemiro and Neymar in their ranks who can be dubbed as their top players.
South Korea, meanwhile, have players like Son Heung-min, Kim Young-Gown, Hwang Hee-chan and Cho Gue-sung among their best players.
Predicted halftime scores: (Brazil 2-0 South Korea)
1st Half: 1-0
2nd Half: 1-0
South Korea vs Brazil: Betting Odds (FT)
Over/Under: 2.5 (Under)
Prediction: Brazil 2-0 South Korea
Brazil have -400 odds to pick up the win, while South Korea are listed at +1150 to get through to the quarterfinals.
A draw between South Korea and Brazil has been listed at +475 odds.
Brazil scored 3 goals in 3 matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage. On the other hand, South Korea scored 4 goals in their 3 matches.
Brazil conceded 1 goal and had a goal difference of 2 while South Korea conceded 4 goals and had a goal difference of 0.
The full-time score has been set to 2.5 goals. Over -145 / Under +105
Both teams to score:
The odds for both teams to score is placed at +138. However, the odds of the contrary is -200.
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