Brazil vs South Korea Bet Builder Tips: 2.60 Bet Builder for Round of 16 Matchup
Brazil vs South Korea Bet Builder Tips: Monday, December, 5th
We’ve got Brazil vs South Korea bet builder tips here at bettingexpert in what is Asia vs South America and Richarlison vs Min-jae Kim, to name just two intriguing match-ups on show on Monday.
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Monday, December 5th, 19:00 (UK)
The underdog prevailed in what proved a turn-up for the books on match day three for South Korea and Brazil. It’s a theme that riddled the initial group stages, providing drama at every twist and turn in Qatar.
That plucky underdog fight has served up a selection of highlight reels for the ages for nations from Saudi Arabia to Australia. Still, it has made it tricky from a betting perspective. Cameroon’s shock 1-0 win over the Brazilians would have scuppered many a bet, whilst South Korea’s victory over Portugal to lock in knockout football falls into a similar category.
However, when it really matters, when the heat is on, Brazilian DNA rarely falters at this stage. A Seleção has successfully navigated the Round of 16 in each of their last seven appearances, last eliminated by Argentina’s 1990 ensemble. Across their last seven in the Round of 16, Brazil won six inside 90 minutes, with extra time and penalties required just once against Chile in 2014.
In short, the South Koreans are in for a game, as are Brazil, though, with the Asian nation showcasing a never-say-die attitude throughout their opening three matches. Progressing from a group to which they were given no chance by many will stand them in good stead here, as heavy favourites Brazil (1.25 to win) are tipped to make this reasonably routine.
Son Heung-min and company will hope to rewrite a different script as they did against Portugal. The Tottenham forward hasn’t found the net for his country in Qatar, though he did lay on an assist for Hwang Hee-Chan in the 91st-minute last time out to secure progression. He couldn’t conjure something to down Brazil on Monday, could he?
Brazil vs South Korea Stats & Facts
- Monday’s fixture will be the first ever competitive match between the two nations who last met in a friendly in June which swung in Brazil’s favour (5-1).
- South Korea have never beaten a South American nation at the World Cup.
- Son Heung-min has scored just once from his 13 shots at the World Cup finals.
- Among the 22 nations to have played 30 or more games at this World Cup, South Korea entered with the lowest win ratio of the lot (18%).
Brazil vs South Korea Bet Builder
With Brazil head coach Tite updating the world’s reporters over Neymar’s injury, it appears that the tricky forward may have a part to play in the Round of 16 clash after all. Tite said the ankle is on the correct track to recovery, a much-needed morale boost after a rocky Cameroonian 90 minutes at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Although Brazil let their invincibility cloak slip in the group stages in a game they could afford to rest and rotate, it’s challenging to see lightning striking twice when South Korea pose the next task. Furthermore, locating value in the fixture and structuring a bet builder to side with the Brazilians is more complex than you may think.
We’ll give the Brazil markets a wide berth to start with, at 1.25 to win and 1.44 to score 2+ goals, and look further afield to the prop markets in the opposition camp.
Seven goal kicks for Portugal and 13 shots from South Korea best display their effort in a match they desperately needed to win. Now, I don’t expect a similar approach from the Koreans, but one can envisage them going behind in the game. If they do and Brazil takes the lead, perhaps there’s a South Korea-focused angle we can back instead of penny-pinching with the Brazil prices on offer.
Suppose Brazil works their samba magic, leaving South Korea in a position where they need to claw their way back into the match. In that case, 2.20 for Over 2.5 Brazil Goal Kicks in the second half is an intriguing start to our builder. As previously mentioned, there is a never-say-die attitude attached to the South Koreans.
In fact, 11 of South Korea’s last 12 goals at a World Cup have been scored in the second half, with four of their last seven coming in the 90th minute or later. Of course, that includes their winner against Portugal – a strike that should harbour confidence to get out of sticky situations. With this pick, we don’t need another miracle from the Koreans, just for them to give it a good go until the end. That’s something I can get on board with at 2.20.
With the goal kicks wager likely needing Brazil to be in the lead to win, perhaps the 1.25 price, although very short, is something to be included to make a bet builder for the purpose of the article. With its inclusion, we’ll have a 2.60 shout to take with us into Monday’s fixture. However, at 2.20 on its own, maybe a goal kicks single is the best way to go here.
- Over 2.5 Second Half Brazil Goal Kicks
- Brazil Win
Bet Builder odds: 2.60
Odds via bet365 as at 11:00, December 4th, 2022. Odds may now differ.