Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction, Odds & Free Betting Tips 24/11/2022

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Uruguay vs South Korea World Cup 2022 Prediction

Asian giants South Korea will be the opening test for Uruguay who take an experienced side to the 2022 World Cup. The two teams meet each other on November 24th at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan and we're expecting a tight and tense 90-minutes between the two countries.

Both Teams to Score – No

We're not expecting this game to be full of goals, despite the attacking talent on display. Both teams have very similarly matched squads and it should be quite a battle at the Education City Stadium. Only two of the last five head-to-heds between these two nations have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, while none of Uruguay's last five outings and just one of South Korea's last six fixtures have seen both teams score.

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Under 2.5 Goals

Under 2.5 goals have been produced in three of the last five meetings between Uruguay and South Korea, and we're expecting another low-scoring affair on Thursday. Three of Uruguay's last four matches have witnessed fewer than three goals scored and the same can be said for each of South Korea's last two fixtures. Both teams have looked strong at the back of late with Uruguay keeping four clean sheets in their last five attempts and South Korea only conceding goals in two of their last six matches.

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Top Betting Stats and Odds for Uruguay vs South Korea

These are some of the best stats for the match along with the right tools to make you choose the best odds.

Uruguay
24/11/22 - 13:00

Finished

0

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0

South Korea

Uruguay - South Korea

World Cup 2022

head to head history Uruguay vs South Korea

Uruguay vs South Korea

flash Head to Head

12/10/18
International
South Korea
2 - 1
Uruguay
08/09/14
International
South Korea
0 - 1
Uruguay
last matches of Uruguay

Uruguay

Last 5

24/11/22
World
Uruguay
0 - 0
South Korea
27/09/22
International
Canada
0 - 2
Uruguay
23/09/22
International
Uruguay
0 - 1
Iran
last matches of South Korea

South Korea

Last 5

24/11/22
World
Uruguay
0 - 0
South Korea
11/11/22
International
South Korea
1 - 0
Iceland
27/09/22
International
South Korea
1 - 0
Cameroon
23/09/22
International
South Korea
2 - 2
Costa Rica
27/07/22
East
Japan
3 - 0
South Korea

As expected, the bookies see Uruguay as the favourite to win this game, although the odds on their win are not that low. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised to see the average odds on Uruguay. Here are the average odds for this match:

  • Uruguay odds: 10/13 (1.77)
  • Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60)
  • South Korea odds: 23/5 (5.60)

Obviously, Uruguay is the favourite with a win probability of 56.5%. On the other hand, the probability for South Korea to win the game is just 17.9%, as expected, while a draw comes with a probability of 27.8%.

In terms of goals for the game, the bookies don't expect to see many goals with average odds on under 2.5 total goals being 5/8 (1.63), which comes to a 61.5% probability. Meanwhile, the average odds on over 2.5 total goals are 11/8 (2.38), which is 42.1% in terms of probability. A good first goalscorer bet looks to be the aging Luis Suarez who is priced at around 5/1 (6.00) and if you fancy both teams to score, the odds are currently at around 6/5 (2.20).

And if you are looking for some of the highest odds to bet on, then the correct score is the betting market for you. According to the odds, the most likely correct scores for this game are 1-0 and 2-0 to Uruguay, as well as 1-1 draw.

Uruguay vs South Korea: Battle between Underdogs of Group H

Uruguay

Uruguay were able to enjoy a reasonably successful qualification campaign after finishing third in the standings. Diego Alonso’s men are the third favourites from South America to be able to go all the way and the team did manage to get past the group stages quite comfortably in the last three editions. There is plenty of experience in this Uruguayan team with the likes of Luis Suarez, but it remains to be seen if they can sail through the length and breadth of the tournament without slipping up.

South Korea

South Korea were able to reach the World Cup directly from the qualifiers after finishing only 2nd to Iran. There is plenty of experience in this South Korean team, who are likely to depend heavily on the stellar form of Spurs forward Son Heung-min, who continues to have a very good campaign in the Premier League. After briefly getting beyond the group stages in the 2010 World Cup, South Korea have not had much joy as they have failed to make positive the group stages and three out of recent four tournaments.

Predicted Starting Lineups

Uruguay: Rochet (GK), Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera, Bentancur, Vecino, Valverde, De Arrascaeta, L Suarez & Nunez

South Korea: Kim (GK), Kim M.H., Kim Y.G., Kim M.J., Kim J.S., Jung, Hwang I.B., Lee, Hwang H.C., Son & Hwang U.J

Key Questions on Uruguay vs South Korea game

Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction

Where can I watch the game? – BBC One, BBC iPlayer.

Where is this game being played? –  Education City Stadium (Al Rayyan).

What time is the kick-off? – 13:00 UK, 14:00 CET.