South Korea-Brazil Betting Preview: Back Scolari's side to romp to victory

With the World Cup in Brazil fast approaching, the hosts travel to Seoul to play another friendly and our tipster is backing them to cruise home
Brazil face South Korea this weekend, with both teams preparing for the World Cup next summer. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side automatically qualify for the tournament, as they are the host nation, with South Korea joining them after qualifying alongside Iran in the Asian Qualifying group.

Brazil have been in fantastic form this year, winning the Confederations Cup in the summer, beating Uruguay, Italy and Mexico on the way to the final, where they swept aside Spain 3-0.

Scolari’s side followed this with a loss to Switzerland in a friendly, before comfortably coming past both Australia and Portugal. Paddy Power price them at 4/11 (1.36) to come out on top in this match.

Despite qualifying for the World Cup, South Korea have been in woeful form since securing their place in Brazil next year. Hong Myung-Bo’s side have won just one match from their last eight, with that victory coming against Haiti.

The Koreans have lost to Iran, Japan and Croatia this summer and Paddy Power don’t give them much chance in this match, pricing them at 15/2 (8.50). The same firm price the draw at 7/2 (4.50).

With 4/11 just too short to touch if you wanted to back Brazil, looking into the handicap market provides a fantastic bet. Brazil to win -1 handicap is 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power.

Scolari’s side have been in devastating form of late, and with a strong squad to choose from, expect them have too much for South Korea. This bet would have paid out in seven of Brazil’s last nine matches and looks to offer solid value.

Brazil -1 handicap at 10/11 (1.91) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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