South Korea vs Portugal, December 2: Head-to-Head Statistics, Line-ups, Prediction for the 2022 World Cup Match

Alisa Barladyan
01 Dec 2022

South Korea will play Portugal in their final group-stage match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Portugal has advanced to the knockout round after winning their first two games in the group stage. They beat Ghana 3-2 in the opening match of their campaign, but they easily beat Uruguay in the other group stage match.

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South Korea's campaign began with a scoreless draw against Uruguay, but their most recent match ended in heartache as they lost 3-2 to Ghana. Mohammed Kudus scored the game-winning goal after Cho Gue-sung scored twice in the second half to tie the score.
Korea still has a chance to advance to the next round, but they must win by atleast two goals and require Ghana's game against Uruguay to conclude in a tie as well.

  • Date-2nd December 2022;
  • Time- 3pm GMT;
  • Venue- Education City Stadium;
  • Group- World Cup Group H

This World Cup Group H fixture will be live on television via BBC Two and BBC iPlayer for those who'd like to watch the match in the United Kingdom. Viewers in the United States can watch the game live via

  • Telemundo;
  • Fox Sports;
  • Fubotv;

Fans in Canada can watch the game on tv via TSN and RDS.

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South Korea is at  third place in the group H with one point only, although they can still advance to the competition's knockout stage. South Korea must defeat Portugal to revive their hopes of getting to the round of 16. If they succeed in doing so and Uruguay defeats Ghana, then the two teams would be separated by goal differential.
The South Korean national team  last advanced to the round of 16 in 2010, while their most recent two World Cup appearances ended at the group stage.
Given the strength of their group stage opponents, it was always going to be difficult for them to advance from this group, but they are still in the running at this point, and the point that Portugal has already qualified may work in their favor on Friday.
Paulo Bento, the manager of South Korea and a former national team player for Portugal, won't be on the sidelines for this match because he was sent off against Ghana after complaining towards the referee.
Korea will undoubtedly bring back Na Sang-Ho, who was on the bench against Ghana, to the match versus Portugal.
South Korea National Team form(All competitions)- (W,D,W,W,D,L).

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Portugal, as previously indicated, has already qualified for the competition's knockout stage, but with at least a draw in this game, they will ensure first place in group H.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male football player to score in five World Cup championships as Santos' team defeated Ghana 3-2 in their opening World Cup encounter. Bruno Fernandes scored twice for Portugal in a 2-0 victory versus Uruguay in the second group stage match to guarantee their place in the tournament's knockout round. The team leads the group going into the last matchday, three points ahead of runners up Ghana, who are in a strong position to clinch the second qualification spot.
Portugal was not viewed as a favorite going into the tournament, but they have put up a strong show in their first two games and will undoubtedly be hoping to complete their group stage campaign on a high note against South Korea. It is very likely that there will be changes in the lineup but the Portuguese have good squad depth and will be looking for three wins out of three vs South Korea.
Portugal form(All competitions)- (L,W,L,W,W,W).

Expected South Korea National Team starting XI vs Portugal(4-2-3-1): Seung-gyu; Moon-hwan, Min-jae, Young-gwon, Jin-su; Woo-young, In-beom; Chang-hoon, Woo-yeong, Heung-min; Gue-sung.
Expected Portugal Starting XI vs South Korea(4-3-1-2): Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo, Neves, Palhinha; Fernandes; Leao, Ramos.

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Due to the quality of their national team, the Portuguese are favorites heading into the match with odds of 1.855 at the Coinplay sportsbook. It's important to know that Portugal are already qualified so they might rest key players in this game. This gives an opportunity for South Korea to field their best XI and win at odds of 4.40 at Betway.
Portugal are tipped to score first in the match at odds of 1.56
Cristiano Ronaldo is the player who is best expected to score at anytime with odds of 2.23 although we really doubt he will start after missing the last training session. Therefore, we are backing Andre Silva at odds of 2.65.


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Even though Portugal may rest key players heading to the final group stage game vs South
Korea, We believe that they have enough firepower even from the bench to easily beat the South Koreans who come into this much looking for a must win to have hopes of going to the knockout rounds. We predict a 2-1 Portugal win and both teams to score in the Group H match. You could also place a wager on over 1.5 goals in the match.

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