FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil vs South Korea prediction and betting tips (December 5)
Brazil finished top of Group G with six points. Will they get a win over South Korea and qualify for the quarter-finals?
Neymar has scored 75 goals in 122 appearances for the national team
Neymar has scored 75 goals in 122 appearances for the national team
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Brazil will host South Korea in Round 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Monday, 5 December 2022. The match venue is Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Ad-Doha.

Latest odds on betting sites

Brazil to win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; American ⅗ Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 6.30 (+530; 53/10), while South Korea to win odds are priced at 14.00 (+1300; 13/1)

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Brazil — 77%, draw — 16%, South Korea— 7%.

Latest betting odds on Brazil vs South Korea (5 December 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/1)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Brazil — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on South Korea — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.40 (+140; 7/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

Brazil finished top of their group with six points after they suffered a 0-1 loss to Cameroon in their last game. Vincent Aboubakar scored the only goal of the game in the 92nd minute with a nice header into the bottom corner.

Brazil missed a lot of chances in the game as they created four big chances with 2.48 expected goals. The Selecao had 21 shots with four being on target. Brazil completed 475 passes and had 11 shots during the game. The Selecao has injury issues as Alex Telles was substituted due to an injury and is now ruled out of the competition.

Brazil got a 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening game of the World Cup in an impressive display. The Selecao got a 1-0 win over Switzerland in their second game as they qualified for the knockout stages. Brazil's major issue in those games was they rely more on individual players to create chances as they find it difficult to play against low blocks. The Selecao will need to be at their best to defeat South Korea in the quarter-finals. Neymar’s return is a major boost for the Selecao as he is set to start the game.

Brazil team news: Alex Telles is out with a strain injury. Danilo is a doubt with an ankle injury. Gabriel Jesu is out with a knee injury.

South Korea qualified for the knockout stages in the last minute as they got a 2-1 win over Portugal. Ricardo Horta opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a first-time shot into the far corner. Young-Gwon Kim levelled the scoreline in the 27th minute with a volley from close range.

Hee-Chan Hwang scored a late goal in the 91st minute with a tidy finish into the net as they qualified for the Round of 16. South Korea had 13 shots with 1.71 expected goals. They created two big chances during the game. South Korea had five corners while completing 281 passes.

South Korea needed a goal to qualify in the last minutes of the game as Uruguay was 2-0 up against Ghana. A late goal ensured they qualify for the next round. South Korea played a 0-0 draw against Uruguay in their opening game of the tournament. They suffered a 2-3 defeat to Ghana in the second game. South Korea has shown resilience in this tournament as they came back from two goals down to 2-2 against Ghana although they lost the game. They will need a good performance to get past Brazil.

South Korea team news: All players are fit and available

Brazil vs South Korea H2H

The last game between both sides ended in a 1-1 draw

Projected lineups and key players

Brazil projected starting lineup:

  • Alisson
  • Eder Militao
  • Thiago Silva
  • Marquinhos
  • Alex Sandro
  • Neymar
  • Casemiro
  • Lucas Paqueta
  • Raphinha
  • Richarlison
  • Vinicius Junior

Neymar is set to return to the starting line-up after he picked up an injury in their opening game against Serbia. He has scored 75 goals in 122 appearances for the national team. Neymar has been on form for the club this season with 11 goals and nine assists for Paris Saint-Germain.

South Korea projected starting lineup:

  • Kim Seung Gyu
  • Kim Moon-hwan
  • Kim Young-Gwon
  • Kim Min-Jae
  • Kim Jin-Su
  • Jung Woo-Young
  • Hwang In-beom
  • Lee Sung
  • Sang-Ho Na
  • Son Heung-min
  • Hwang Ui-Jo

Son Heung-Min provided an assist in their 2-1 victory over Portugal. He created the most chances in the game (3). Son has scored 35 goals in 107 appearances for South Korea. He will be looking to get a goal against Brazil.

Predictions and betting tips

Brazil is the stronger side in this fixture and will be looking to get a win and qualify for the quarter-finals. The return of Neymar means the Selecao will be more dangerous after they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Cameroon in their last game. I predict Brazil to win 2-0.

Neymar is yet to score a goal in this tournament after he missed two games due to an ankle injury. The Brazilian international will be looking to get his first goal of the tournament when they play South Korea on Monday. Neymar is the second-highest goalscorer in Brazil’s history with 75 goals in 122 appearances.

Betting prediction: Correct score 2-0

Odds: 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Neymar to score anytime

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Brazil — South Korea
Neymar to score anytime
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