Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will look to complete the sweep through group play when they take on 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 -115 favorites (risk $115 to win $100) in the latest South Korea vs. Portugal odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with South Korea +295 underdogs. A draw is priced at +270 and the over/under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before locking in any Portugal vs. South Korea picks, you need to see the World Cup predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven soccer simulation model.
The SportsLine soccer simulation model evaluates a team's offensive and defensive capabilities based on the game situation. Then, it assigns a grade using an expected payout-to-probability ratio. The model was accurate on 56% of all picks during the Champions League group stage and returned more than $1,000 to $100 bettors on its A+ picks. It also went 17-9-2 (+526) on spread picks to start the World Cup. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now the model has dialed in on Portugal vs. South Korea and just revealed its 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model's soccer picks. Here are the World Cup 2022 odds and trends for South Korea vs. Portugal:
- Portugal vs. South Korea spread: Portugal -0.5 (-115)
- Portugal vs. South Korea over/under: 2.5 goals
- Portugal vs. South Korea money line: Portugal -115, South Korea +295, Draw +270
- SK: The South Koreans' best finish was fourth place at the 2002 World Cup
- POR: The Portuguese took third in the 1966 World Cup, their best-ever finish
- Portugal vs. South Korea picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Portugal
Helping power the Portuguese is forward Andre Silva. The 27-year-old has 19 goals in 52 international appearances. He has been playing professionally since 2013, and has scored 138 goals in 369 career matches. As a member of RB Leipzig in Bundesliga, he has 24 goals in 75 appearances over the past two seasons, including seven goals in 24 matches this year.
Forward Joao Felix, who scored a goal against Ghana, has four in 26 international appearances for the Portuguese. The 23-year-old began his professional career in 2016 for Benfica B in LigaPro. In two seasons, he scored seven goals in 30 appearances. In 2018-19, he played for Benfica in the Primeira Liga, scoring 20 goals in 43 matches, before moving on to Atletico Madrid in La Liga. In four seasons with Atletico Madrid, he has 33 goals in 129 appearances.
Why you should back South Korea
Although 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.
Midfielder and captain Son Heung-min is the team's leading scorer, with 35 goals in 106 appearances for the national team. He has registered five goals in 2022, including one in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, and four in international friendly matches. Since turning pro in 2009-10, the 30-year-old has registered 186 goals in 515 appearances. In eight seasons with Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League, he has scored 136 times in 344 matches.
How to make South Korea vs. Portugal picks
The model is going Over 2.5 goals and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's FIFA World Cup 2022 picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Portugal vs. South Korea in the 2022 FIFA World Cup? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side to back, all from the model that's off to a hot start on its World Cup picks, and find out.