Uruguay vs. South Korea Predictions, Odds & Picks: World Cup 2022

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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's opening goal during a Copa America Group C soccer match against Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 24, 2019.
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Laura Paterson @ Nov 23, 2022, 12:16 PM
  • Uruguay is the favorite to win against South Korea.
  • This is likely to be a low-scoring game.
  • Uruguay has the attacking talent to score.

Group H is perhaps one of the hardest groups to call, and Uruguay kicks things off against Asian giants South Korea on Thursday, November 24.

Have La Celeste got the correct combination of youth and experience to go on a deep run in the tournament? Or will the Taegeuk Warriors provide the next great upset in 2022?

Uruguay vs. South Korea ​​Prediction, World Cup:

The winning team model predicts Uruguay will win this Group H game with 44% confidence. The model also predicts a 28% chance of a tie/draw.

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Uruguay vs. South Korea Odds, Outrights, Over/Under

  • Match Result: Uruguay (-135) | Draw (+250) | South Korea (+425)
  • Draw No Bet: Uruguay (-375) | South Korea (+260)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+120) | Under 2.5 (-175)

Uruguay vs. South KoreaMatch Info

2022 World Cup — Group Stage (H)

Date: Thursday, November 24.

Time: 8:00 AM ET

Venue: Education City Stadium, Qatar

Coverage: FOX, Telemundo 

Uruguay vs. South Korea Analysis

Diego Alonso is the new manager at Uruguay, and he has found the right combination of youth and experience in this team.

There are talented individuals in every position. The defense is deputized by the solid pair of Jose Maria Gimenez and Ronald Araujo; Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur carry the midfield; and upfront, there’s the choice of Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez, and Edinson Cavani.

This side is undoubtedly at its strongest with a three-man midfield, the result is that there’s only space for one player up front. This means that Alonso has a hard choice to make between the experience of Suarez and the current form of Liverpool’s new striker Nunez.

South Korea is no stranger to the big stage, and they are consistently one of Asia’s best performers. Paulo Bento has set his team up a little more conservatively than we are used to seeing, but this team still has plenty of talent to penetrate on the break.

Son Heung-min is the main man, and he’ll need to be firing on all cylinders to help his team against strong opposition in Group H. The Taegeuk Warriors don’t have the most intimidating defense, which means Jung Woo-young acts as a shield in midfield. This leaves South Korea’s most creative midfielders in Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung, and Lee Kang-in, fighting for just two spots.

These two teams actually play in similar formats, and it will likely be a little cagey and tense, with most of the play taking place in the midfield rather than from end to end.

I’m going with Uruguay to win a close game, 1-0.

Uruguay vs. South Korea Game Result Odds

  • Match Result: Uruguay (-135)
  • Draw No Bet: Uruguay (-375)
  • Over/Under Goals: Under 1.5 (+165)
  • Uruguay or Tie and Under 1.5 Goals (+240)

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Laura is a dedicated in-house writer for The Media Image. An avid sports fan and field hockey player, she gets her fix through writing on a variety of sports for BetMGM.