This is going to be a very intense match with a lot at stake… for South Korea, because the Portuguese team has already qualified. South Korea vs Portugal is really a do-or-die game for the Asians, who need the three points to make it out of the group of death. This year’s World Cup just keeps getting better and better.
South Korea is in big trouble after the disappointing defeat to Ghana. Son’s sobbing with the African head coach by his side was enough evidence of the hard feat they will have to pull off: if they want to make it to the round of 16, they have to take down Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sure, it’s much easier said than done, and the mission is far from simple. Portugal won’t go easy on them. If Ghana wins over Uruguay, and they lose by two or more goals, they’ll have to go up against Brazil. This situation is indeed a difficult one, but why test your luck? The Portuguese team will be going out to win in a convincing manner.
On the other hand, if South Korea wins, they still have to wait for the Africans to lose, and if they don’t, they won’t be advancing even if they win against Portugal. Heung Min Son’s cries cannot be for nothing; they need to pick up a victory. They’ll be hoping, then, that Ghana loses against Charrúas and that Uruguay doesn’t win by more than three goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s team has already made it into the Round of 16. But as we mentioned before, they have not clinched first place just yet, so their current objective is to avoid Brazil, who is definitely going to win their group. As a result, they cannot afford to take it easy and we won’t see them resting on their laurels against South Korea.
This is Ronaldo’s last World Cup participation and there is no way that, just by resting key players, they will risk an easier path towards the championship. Yes, there will be some rotations, but the best of the best will play and knowing Cristiano, he wants to continue adding goals to his account.
South Korea vs Portugal Game Information
- Date: 12/02/2022
- Time: 10:00 AM ET
- Location: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
- How to Watch South Korea vs Portugal: nbc
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
South Korea vs Portugal Betting Lines
Portugal is –160 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $62.50.On the other side, South Korea is +385 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $385.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Portugal at a 61.54% chance of winning the game, meanwhile South Korea has 20.62% probability of finishing the game
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