Uruguay vs South Korea Bet Builder Tips: 4.75 Acca for Uruguay Win
Uruguay vs South Korea Bet Builder Tips: Thursday, November 24th
The World Cup in Qatar goes up a level as the action begins in Group H. Another exciting matchup lies in wait and we have Uruguay v South Korea Bet Builder tips here at Bettingexpert.
The South Americans will be up against the Asians in the Group’s opener at the Al Rayyan Stadium on Thursday
In this article:
- Uruguay vs South Korea Preview
- Uruguay vs South Korea Stats & Facts
- Uruguay vs South Korea Bet Builder
Uruguay vs South Korea Preview
World Cup Group H, Thursday, November 24th, 13:00 (UK)
Two-time winners Uruguay will open their 2022 World Cup campaign against South Korea in what should be an exciting contest at the Education City.
Long-term manager Oscar Tabarez was sacked at the end of last year and his replacement, Diego Alonso has continued to impress with La Celeste since then.
Alonso’s arrival culminated in the side’s turnaround after some woeful results in the South American qualifying, but his failure to know his best starting XI or best system could be a problem.
Under Alonso, they have been able to find a balance in defence and attack despite the abundance of attacking talents like Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, Edinson Cavani and Maxi Gomez. In fact, they have conceded just twice in his nine games in charge.
South Korea, on the other hand, head into this tournament with a string of underwhelming performances and a manager who has come under intense criticism.
As if that’s not enough, star forward Son Heung-min went off injured in the Champions League for Tottenham, requiring surgery to fix his fractured eye socket. His participation in the tournament in Qatar remains in doubt and without him, South Korea could be mentally unstable throughout.
While their attack remains unsorted, they have been able to build a defensive unit capable of keeping teams at bay. They conceded just three goals in their 10 AFC final stage qualifiers.
Back in 2018, they had a massive win over Germany, but could not replicate the same performance against Mexico and Sweden which saw them eliminated at the group stage.
They have found themselves in a very competitive group once again in which they will need to cause at least one upset if they are to progress.
Uruguay vs South Korea Stats & Facts
- None of the past seven meetings between Uruguay and South Korea has ended in a draw.
- Uruguay have conceded in just two of their previous nine group stage matches at the World Cup.
- South Korea are making their 11th appearance at the FIFA World Cup, more than any other Asian team.
- Uruguay have scored in each of their eight meetings against the Taegeuk Warriors.
Uruguay vs South Korea Bet Builder Tips
Uruguay have the likes of Fede Valverde, Mathias Vecino and Rodrigo Bentancur to rely upon in midfield, not to talk of an attack that has the dangerous Luis Suarez.
The South Americans are favourites for this tie and the odds of 1.72 favours them slightly. Alonso has a huge decision to make before the game as per who to start in goal between long-serving Fernando Muslera and new man Sergio Rochet.
In attack, it is expected that one of Cavani or Suarez not to start, while Nunez will be saddled with the goalscoring responsibilities.
While Son’s situation remains largely unclear, defender Kim Min-jae, who played every qualifier, could be key in their backline. After excelling with Fenerbahce, he has been doing the same thing with Napoli in the Serie A and the Champions League.
Regardless of that, Uruguay should be able to see out a win and begin their World Cup journey with a win.
- Uruguay Win
- Both teams to receive a card
- Under 9.5 shots in the match for both teams combined
Bet Builder odds: 4.75
Odds via bet365 as at 14:30 November 23rd, 2022. Odds may now differ.