South Korea head into an encounter against Portugal in the World Cup this coming Friday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Education City Stadium.
After the first two rounds of group matches in the World Cup, South Korea have one point as number three, while Portugal rank as number one on six points. South Korea arrive at this match placed as number 28 in the FIFA world ranking, while Portugal lack behind as number nine in the world.
While considered outsiders for a group win, South Korea are looking to cause a slight surprise and push their way into second place.
Portugal are through to the next round and they are also capable of laying claim to a place in the final, if all the margins work out right.
South Korea vs Portugal Prediction
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South Korea claimed four points to their account in the last three matches, where they won 1-0 against Iceland, followed by a 0-0 draw with Uruguay. Their latest game against Ghana resulted in a 2-3 defeat. South Korea claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured two defeats in this run.
South Korea step into their next match on Friday having scored a nice average of 1.8 goals in ten matches. They managed a total of 18 goals, while also allowing 11 goals against. That is an average of 1.1 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet five times in those matches.
Portugal are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Nigeria got left behind in a 4-0 win, before Ghana got hammered in a 3-2 victory. Uruguay was the most recent victim in a 2-0 win for Portugal. Portugal were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Portugal go into the next World Cup match with an average of 2.2 goals a game from their last ten matches. They scored an highly presentable total of 22 goals, while also conceding five times. This is a total average of 0.5 per game, in which they managed a clean sheet six times.
It has been a tough opening to the World Cup for South Korea, who have only managed to claim one point at this stage. At least this makes their objective very clear before the final group match. They need three points to qualify. Portugal came through their first two matches with six points to show for their efforts. Having already secured passage to the next stage, they might take it easy in this third outing.
South Korea vs Portugal Stats
- In the last 3 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- South Korea have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- South Korea have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- In the last 3 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Portugal have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Portugal have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Portugal have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Portugal have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- Portugal have won 5 of the last 7 matches
South Korea vs Portugal Lineups
South Korea vs Portugal Betting Tips
No clear picture has emerged yet as to which players will dominate the scoring charts for South Korea and Portugal in this current World Cup season. However, we have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.
South Korea claimed all three points five times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Portugal have won seven of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing two in this series of matches.
Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of South Korea’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 1.8 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Portugal's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.2 goals in these matches.
South Korea scored the first goal of the match in four of their previous ten games. Portugal have kept their opponents from scoring six times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, South Korea have been able to keep a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games.