Uruguay vs Korea Republic prediction 24/11/2022

Uruguay

Uruguay

Korea Republic

Korea Republic

  • Date: 24/11/2022
  • Competition: FIFA World Cup
  • KO: 14:00 CET
  • Venue: Education City Stadium (Al Rayyan )

The second fixture on Day Five of the FIFA World Cup takes place at the Education City Stadium as Uruguay takes on the Korea Republic.

In a competitive-looking group, these two nations will also face Portugal and Ghana and, given the quality of the opposition still to come, will be determined to avoid a loss in this Group H opener.

Neither side are considered likely to reach the latter phases of this competition, with Uruguay priced up at 50.0 odds and the Koreans available at 250.0 at the time of writing but despite outsider status, both nations should prove competitive in this group, and a tight fixture seems likely here.

Uruguay vs Korea Republic Betting Tips - Under 2.5 goals 

Looking set to miss out on Qatar, Uruguay laboured to WC qualification, eventually finishing fifth in South American qualifying having won only 7 of their 16 matches. With just 3 wins from their opening 12 fixtures, La Celeste finished on a high, winning each of their final four qualification matches.

Korea, now competing in their 11th successive World Cup have a fairly poor record in this competition, outwith their sensational semi-final run on home soil back in 2002. 

Indeed, excluding the 2002 competition, the Koreans have won only 3 of 23 previous WC matches since 1986 however, perhaps the most famous of those wins was in their most recent fixture in 2018, a remarkable 2:0 win to eliminate Germany. Korea´s previous wins occurred against Greece in 2010 and Togo in 2006.

Ultimately, Uruguay will likely see this fixture as a must-win if they are to qualify from this section, a low-scoring contest seems likely, with both sides keen to avoid defeat in the opening round of matches. Indeed, a share of the spoils could well be the best either side can expect from this evenly-matched contest.

The under 2.5 goal outcome has occurred in 5 of Uruguay´s last 7 WC matches and in 4 of Koreá´s last 6, and we expect another similarly tight occasion in Al Rayyan with both sides probably satisfied to claim an opening day point. 

Uruguay vs Korea Republic Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Korea Republic

    2 : 1

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

  2. Korea Republic

    0 : 1

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

Uruguay

Uruguay Team News

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are still likely to be included however Head Coach Diego Alonso can call on the services of Liverpool forward Derwin Nunez as he looks to solve Uruguay´s goal-scoring issues. 

Averaging just a goal per game in their last 10 qualifiers, Nunez will be relied upon to replace the ageing pair mentioned above. 

Last matches of Uruguay

  1. Iran

    1 : 0

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

  2. Uruguay

    5 : 0

    Panama

    Friendly International

  3. Uruguay

    0 : 0

    Jamaica

    Friendly International

  4. USA

    0 : 0

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

  5. Mexico

    0 : 3

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

Uruguay lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    S. Rochet

Defenders

  • 3

    Diego Godín

  • 19

    Seb. Coates

  • 4

    Ronald Araújo

  • 17

    Matias Viña

Midfielders

  • 14

    Lucas Torreira

  • 6

    Rodrigo Bentancur

  • 15

    Fede. Valverde

Forwards

  • 7

    Derwin Nunez

  • 9

    Edinson Cavani

  • 8

    Diego Rossi

Korea Republic

Korea Republic Team News

Paulo Bento will rely heavily on Tottenham star Heung-Min Son, with attacking firepower also coming in the likes Hee-Chan Hwang, Woo-Yeong Jeong, and In-Beom Hwang.

Outsiders to qualify, Bento´s side could yet spring a few surprises in a potentially tight and competitive Group H alongside Portugal and Ghana.

Last matches of Korea Republic

  1. Korea Republic

    2 : 2

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

  2. Japan

    3 : 0

    Korea Republic

    EAFF E-1 Football Championship

  3. Korea Republic

    3 : 0

    Hong Kong

    EAFF E-1 Football Championship

  4. China PR

    0 : 3

    Korea Republic

    EAFF E-1 Football Championship

  5. Korea Republic

    4 : 1

    Egypt

    Friendly International

Korea Republic lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Kim Seung-Gyu

Defenders

  • 19

    Kim Young-Gwon

  • 3

    Kim Jin-Su

  • 23

    Kim Tae-Hwan

  • 4

    Kim Min-Jae

Midfielders

  • 7

    Son Heung-Min

  • 5

    Jung Woo-Young

  • 22

    Kwon Chang-Hoon

  • 10

    Lee Jae-Sung

  • 11

    Hwang Hee-Chan

Forwards

  • 16

    Hwang Ui-Jo

Key Facts Uruguay vs Korea Republic

  1. Uruguay have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of their last 7 WC Finals matches
  2. Korea have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 4 of their last 6 WC Finals matches
  3. Uruguay won only 7 of their 16 qualifying matches
  4. 4 of Uruguay´s  last 6 WC qualifying matches saw under 2.5 goals scored

Main prediction Uruguay - Korea Republic

Under 2.5 goals

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49% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Uruguay vs South Korea - FAQ

? Uruguay player to Watch
. Derwin Nunez - The 23-year-old has only scored 1 goal in 10 appearances for La Celeste.
? Korea Republic Player to Watch
Heung-Min Son - The Tottenham forward has scored 33 goals in 102 appearances for the Koreans.
? Where to watch?
This FIFA World Cup match can be viewed live across the globe on various networks, including the BBC, ITV, and ESPN+.