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02 December 2022 - 15:00 

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World - World Cup

Republic Of Korea Portugal
Republic Of Korea
Republic Of Korea
VS
Portugal
Portugal

Tip :

Portugal wins the match

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Republic Of Korea vs Portugal Predictions & Betting Tips (World Cup)

 by Steve Ashfield |

This is the final round of matches in World Cup Group H. Portugal are top of the group, three points ahead of Ghana with South Korea in third on one point, ahead of Uruguay on goal difference. The Portuguese team have already qualified for the last 16 but have not won the group. A point from this match will ensure that happens. If they lose and Ghana beat Uruguay, it would go down to goal difference but Portugal are three ahead on that at present. For South Korea, only a win will give them a chance of qualification. They would reach the last 16 but not if Ghana beat Uruguay. Goal difference may have to decide the second place if teams end up level on four points. It's going to be a tense evening unless Portugal and Ghana both win.

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The best odds for betting

Bookmaker 1 X 2 Bonus up to
Bet365
4 3.75 1.85
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4.3 3.89 1.85
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4.3 4.2 1.8
Betobet
4.4 3.7 1.84
Shangrila
4.1 3.85 1.82
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Portugal are the 1.6 favorites with the bookmakers to make it three wins out of three in the group. South Korea are the 5.0 outsiders to spring a shock and win the game. The odds of a draw are 4.33.

Form

Ranking

2e
Republic Of Korea
World Cup Group H
1e
Portugal

Last matches

Republic Of Korea
Republic Of Korea Last matches
W W L W D L

28 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Republic Of Korea
2 :  3
Ghana

24 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Uruguay
0 :  0
Republic Of Korea

20 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

United Arab Emirates
0 :  2
Republic Of Korea

17 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

United Arab Emirates
2 :  1
Republic Of Korea

11 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

Republic Of Korea
1 :  0
Iceland

27 Sep 2022 - International Friendlies

Republic Of Korea
1 :  0
Cameroon
Portugal
Portugal Last matches
L W L W W W

28 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Portugal
2 :  0
Uruguay

24 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Portugal
3 :  2
Ghana

17 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

Portugal
4 :  0
Nigeria

27 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Portugal
0 :  1
Spain

24 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Czech Republic
0 :  4
Portugal

12 Jun 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Switzerland
1 :  0
Portugal

Form Analysis

South Korea arrived in Qatar in good form with only one loss in their last nine matches. That form has not been carried into this World Cup group with only one point earned from two games. They began with a draw against Uruguay but then lost 3-2 to Ghana to put them in danger of an early exit. Only one of their last 11 matches in World Cup finals has been won with five of the last seven being lost. They had kept three successive clean sheets before conceding three goals to Ghana. Finding that defensive steel again will be important in this match against Portugal.

Portugal have won both their opening games and have now won four of the last five with the other being a loss to Spain in the Nations League. Nine goals have been scored in their last three internationals with Fernandes scoring twice in two of those matches. He's also had a couple of assists so is a key player for the Portuguese. Ronaldo is in form too and that makes Portugal a dangerous team. Six of their last eight games has seen them score at least twice. They will want to make it three wins in a row because finishing second in this group could well see them having to face Brazil in the last 16.

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Starting 11

Republic Of Korea

Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

1
S Gyu Kim
15
M Kim
20
K Kyung-won
13
J Son
3
K Jin-su
5
W Young Jung
6
I Hwang
16
H Ui-Jo
11
H Hwang
24
C Yu-min
7
H Min Son
21
R Horta
9
A Silva
14
W Carvalho
10
B Silva
6
J Palhinha
15
R Leao
20
J Cancelo
24
A Silva
3
Pepe
2
D Dalot
22
D Costa

Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

Portugal

Missing players

Republic Of Korea
Republic Of Korea
Defender M Kim
Portugal
Portugal

Squad analysis

South Korea have their manager Paulo Bento suspended after being sent off against Ghana. That's a big personal blow as Bento is a former Portuguese international. Na Sang-Ho is likely to be recalled for this match after being a substitute in the last game. 

Portugal have qualified so may decide to rest some players. Nuno Mendes is an injury doubt for them and may be one of those rested and saved for the last 16. Other injury doubts are Danilo Pereira and Otavio. Rafael Leao, who came on as a sub against Ghana and scored may start the game.

Republic Of Korea - Portugal key points

  1. Portugal have won their last three games and scored nine goals.
  2. South Korea have just one point from two matches.
  3. Portugal have scored at least twice in six of their last eight matches.
  4. Ronaldo and Fernandes are in good scoring form while Son is struggling for South Korea.
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Our Republic Of Korea vs Portugal prediction

Portugal will be tempted to rest some players for this match. It won't be wholesale changes though because they want to win the group and avoid a possible clash with Brazil in the last 16. They have put in two solid performances to date and their key players are in form. South Korea have to win this match to have any chance of making it into the last 16. That may well leave gaps at the back especially if the game was level in the second half or they trailed in the game. Go for Portugal to get the win.

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Other interesting tips

Portugal to be ahead at half and full time. - odds : 2.5 at Bet365

Portugal will want to get this game won as early as possible. If that can be achieved then they can take key players off and rest them for the last 16. South Korea's game against Ghana saw them trail at both half and full time.

Over 2.5 goals in the game - odds : 1.72 at Bet365

Three of the last five Portugal games have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. That stat has come up in seven of the last 10 South Korean games.

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Republic Of Korea vs Portugal match : Frequently asked questions

Viewers in the UK can watch this match on  BBC One, with coverage starting at 2.30pm, ahead of the 3pm kick off. The game will also be available to stream live on BBC Sport online and BBC iPlayer.
This match in Group H between South Korea and Portugal will start at 3pm UK time
This game between South Korea and Portugal is being played at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
It's expected to be a sunny and warm day with the max temperature being  31 degrees. There is a slim 10% chance of it raining.
Portugal are top of the group with a three point lead. Avoiding defeat in this match will see them win the group.

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