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South Korea vs Portugal: Predictions, tips & betting odds

5:51 AM GMT 02/12/2022
Education City Stadium Qatar World Cup 2022
The Asian side need a win in order to keep alive their hopes of qualifying and that should lead to an open game with plenty of goals

Portugal need a point against South Korea in the final match in Group H to qualify first, and Fernando Santos' men are well-fancied to claim the victory.

South Korea currently have one point from their two matches and need a win against the 2016 European champions to keep alive their hopes of qualification.

South Korea vs Portugal latest odds

The Asian side are offered at 10/3 (4.33) with bet365 to record their first win of the competition while Portugal can be backed at 8/11 (1.73) to pick up three points.

The only previous meeting between the nations came at the 2002 World Cup where co-hosts South Korea won 1-0.

The draw is available at 3/1 (4.00).

South Korea vs Portugal first goal scorer odds

Cristiano Ronaldo is unsurprisingly the shortest priced player to break the deadlock with the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward offered at 15/4 (4.75) to score first as he did against Ghana in the opening match.

Heung-Min Son comes next in the betting at 11/2 (6.50) with the Tottenham striker available at the same price as Portuguese forwards Goncalo Ramos and Andre Silva.

It was Bruno Fernandes who was credited with Portugal's opener against Uruguay and he can be backed at 15/2 (8.50).

South Korea vs Portugal preview

Portugal have scored at least two goals in each of their games so far, while South Korea were involved in a five-goal thriller last time out against Ghana.

There should be interest in backing goals in this game, and the South Koreans will have to be bold if they want to keep alive their hopes of qualifying.

The more the Asian side open up the more Portugal should be able to hurt them and this should be a game with plenty of action.

South Korea vs Portugal tips and predictions

Over 2.5 goals is priced at 9/10 (1.90) and looks like an obvious selection for what should be an intriguing encounter.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.