Brazil’s World Cup Round of 16 clash against South Korea is the eighth meeting between the two nations. The South Americans have the upper hand in the head-to-head, winning six of the previous seven matches, including a 5-1 victory earlier in 2022.
Tournament favourites Brazil enjoyed a fantastic start to the competition. They began with back-to-back victories against Serbia and Switzerland, securing early qualification for the last 16. The defeat against Cameroon was disappointing, but Tite made plenty of changes for that game. Star player Neymar should return for this match, as should Richarlison, their leading tournament scorer with two in two appearances.
Paulo Bento’s South Korean side caused a major surprise by coming through Group H as runners-up. The two-time Asian Cup champions accumulated four points, drawing with Uruguay and picking up a shock 2-1 victory against Portugal. Son Heung-min is undoubtedly their star man, but Cho Gue-Sung has been grabbing the headlines. The 24-year-old has already netted twice at the tournament, so keep an eye on his anytime goal scorer odds for this one.
South Korea have never beaten South American opposition at the World Cup, while Brazil have never lost against a team from the AFC. Will both statistics remain true after this clash at Stadium 974? Bet on Brazil v South Korea at the 2022 World Cup with BetVictor.
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