Uruguay and South Korea play their Group H opening game on Thursday at Education City Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8am ET (FS1). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Uruguay vs South Korea Oddsand make our best World Cup bets, tips and predictions.
Uruguay have not won a World Cup since 1950 and enter the tournament with the 10th best odds on the overall win of +3000. La Celeste is ranked 14th in the world and was eliminated from the 2021 Copa America Quarter-finals against Colombia 4-2 on penalties.
Uruguay has a group of veterans in D Diego Godinf Luis Suárez and F Edinson Cavani who will play in D alongside the next generation of Uruguayan footballers Ronald Araujo and m Federico Valverde. Uruguay have the second best chance of winning Group H at +185 behind Portugal at -145.
South Korea enters the tournament as underdogs to qualify for the group stage at +220. South Korea, ranked 28th in the world, is far from taking home the World Cup with over 30,000 points (bet $100 to win $30,000).
South Korea clinched an impressive 2-0 win over Iran (20th place) in the third round of World Cup qualifiers but are unlikely to go far in the tournament.
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Uruguay vs South Korea Odds
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- money line: Uruguay -150 (bet $150 to win $100) | South Korea +460 (bet $100 to win $460) | Draw +280
- About Below: 2.5 (T: +140 | B: -160)
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Uruguay 2, South Korea 0
Money Line (ML)
BET URUGUAY (-150).
Uruguay are the much better team and should particularly focus on not suffering the same embarrassment as Argentina in the opening game. Uruguay are unlikely to underestimate South Korea and should easily pick up a win with their much more talented squad.
BET UNDER 2.5 (-160).
Uruguay should have no problem beating South Korea after defending against World Cup favorites Brazil and Argentina in CONMEBOL qualifiers. Uruguay have not scored more than 2 goals in any of their Copa America games and I expect that low scoring will continue at the World Cup.
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