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Brazil vs South Korea Predictions: World Cup Knockout Stage Odds & Best Bets

10:20 AM EST 12/4/22
Stadium 974
The South Americans should be able to keep another clean sheet and beat their Asian opponents to make the quarter finals

Brazil, the World Cup favorites, will take on South Korea in the Round of 26 on Monday, Dec. 5, at Stadium 974 in Qatar.

The Taegeuk Warriors shocked the world in the group stage by defeating Portugal in the final match of Group H.

Meanwhile, Brazil has yet to look like its dominant self thus far in the tournament. In fact, they finished at the very bottom of their group in goals scored.

The Seleção will need to move forward without striker Gabriel Jesus, who is finished at the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.

Will South Korea continue their Cinderella run to the quarterfinals? Or will Tite’s Brazilian juggernaut march forward? Let’s look at current betting odds to find best bets and make a match prediction.

Brazil vs South Korea Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Brazil (-350) | Draw (+450) | South Korea (+1050)
  • Draw No Bet: Brazil (-1600) |South Korea (+750)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 ( -125) | Under 2.5 (-110)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+145) | No (-210)

Brazil vs South Korea odds are current as of December 4 at 8 a.m. on BetMGM Sportsbook.

Brazil is a massive favorite against South Korea. In fact, there is little room for value betting on the South Americans unless you get into some fairly specific prop bet combinations.

Sportsbooks expect a clean sheet from the Brazilian side, with a slight lean towards the Over.

Brazil vs South Korea Predictions

Brazil 3-0 South Korea

Not only do I expect the stellar defense from Brazil to continue against South Korea, but I would also look for them to open the floodgates on the attack.

After scoring just three goals during the group stage, there is a good chance that the World Cup favorites can match that total against the Taegeuk Warriors.

In addition to the healthy return of Neymar, Brazil has plenty of world-class options on the bench, such as Antony and Rodrygo, to make up for injured players.

If South Korea is to pull an upset, they will need a tremendous effort from superstar Son Heung-min, who has yet to score during the tournament. However, a turnaround will be challenging with Allison in goal for Brazil.

Brazil vs South Korea Betting Tips

  • Brazil averaged 62% possession in the group stage.
  • All three of Brazil’s goals have come in the second half.
  • Brazil’s one conceded goal is tied for the lowest amongst remaining World Cup teams.
  • One of South Korea’s four goals have come in the first half.

Brazil vs South Korea Best Bet

➕ Multiple Correct Score 1:0, 2:0, or 3:0 (+120) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit(s)

You can get more value out of a Multiple Correct Score wager than betting on a straight Brazil victory combined with the Over.

I fully expect a clean sheet against South Korea, and this is the most logical path to profit.