Portugal will look to complete the sweep through group play when they take on South Korea in a 2022 World Cup Group H match on Friday in Qatar. Portugal clinched a spot in the Round of 16 with wins over Ghana (3-2) and Uruguay (2-0). South Korea played to a 0-0 draw with Uruguay before dropping a 3-2 decision to Ghana. South Korea need to win by a two-goal margin and have Uruguay and Ghana draw in their match in order to advance.
The match from Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, will kick off at 10 a.m. ET. Portugal are the -121 favorites (risk $121 to win $100) in the latest South Korea vs. Portugal odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with South Korea +295 underdogs. A draw is priced at +280 and the over/under for total goals is set at 2.5. (For more soccer coverage, click here.)
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The model knows the Portuguese are on a three-match winning streak and would like nothing better than to sweep group play for the first time since 2006. They are led by forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been nothing short of spectacular through the years. Ronaldo has played in 193 matches for Portugal, scoring 118 goals. He opened the scoring against Ghana on a penalty kick, and has 16 goals in 23 appearances over the past two years for the national team.
The model also has considered that even though the South Koreans have found the going rough so far in the group stage, they still have a formidable club. Cho Gue-sung has all of South Korea's offense, with two goals scored in the loss to Ghana. The 24-year-old forward already has six goals in 18 appearances for the national team. Since going pro in 2019, he has registered 52 goals in 132 appearances in both the K League 1 and 2. This past season for the Gimcheon Sangmu of K League 1, he scored 22 goals in 51 matches.
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