Although Uruguay vs South Korea betting tips might suggest that the South American side are favourites for this game, this match is actually hard to call. A thought that is also backed up by the bookmakers' odds at William Hill, which have the Uruguayans at 1.80 to win, three points lower than their Asian opponents at 4.80.
In a tough group, this is a crucial fixture for both and here we take a look at a few of the markets and preview the clash in a bit more detail. Read our preview to learn how to bet on this match and which predictions are the safest with still a lot of time left to the kick-off.
This first match in Group H for both sides will be played on Thursday 24th November, at the 40,000 capacity Education City Stadium, kicking off at 4 pm local time. The “Diamond in the Desert” as the ground has been christened, is just 7 miles outside of the city centre of the capital Doha and is set to become the home of Qatar's national women's team, once the tournament comes to a close.
If you ask me if we want to win the World Cup, the answer is yes, Uruguay wants to win. But we'll take it one match at a time with the first match being the most important. We need to prepare ourselves both physically and mentally for it. - Diego Alonso about the importance of game against South Korea, TyC Sports
Uruguay have a great WC pedigree, having won the very first competition back in 1930, and continues to press for former glories, in the shadow of their mighty South American neighbours: Brazil and Argentina. For the South Koreans, this will be their 10th successive qualification and 11th in total, with the best finish of 4th back in 2002 when they played joint hosts with Japan.
These two have met on eight previous occasions, with the Uruguayans winning six of them, although the Koreans had their only success in the most recent encounter in 2018. With the group completed by Portugal and Ghana, a considered Uruguay vs South Korea best prediction might well be for a tight affair, ending in a score draw.
2. Uruguay vs South Korea Betting Odds
The competition may well be more than four months away from commencing, but leading bookmakers such as Unibet, Bet365, and William Hill have already released their Uruguay vs South Korea winner odds, which could be expected, are very competitive, as these three regularly have some of the best offers available, at any given fixture. Also, don't forget to check the latest Ghana vs Portugal outright odds we share in the related article for the second match in Group H.
In what appears to be quite a closely matched group, the Uruguayans are predicted to be the second strongest after Portugal, and as such the Uruguay vs South Korea odds have them as favourites for this tie at 1.80, with the Koreans at 4.80 and it is 3.40 for the draw. In the correct score market, a 1-0 victory, either way, has quite contrasting prices, with Uruguay showing at 6.00 and South Korea at 12.00, whilst some see this as a potential draw and for a 2-2 scoreline, the odds are 23.00.
For a South Korean win by two clear goals, 17.00 might make some appeal. There is also an interesting offer of a result after 75 minutes, where for Uruguay to be winning it is 1.85, whilst another interesting alternative, particularly for those following South Korea, is the WC 2022 Golden Boot winner odds of 101.00 for Son Heung-Min, after he claimed the English Premier League's version playing for Tottenham Hotspur last season.
3. Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction
When considering Uruguay vs South Korea predictions, both of these sides are very difficult to pin down. It is possible to see both having decent tournaments and making the knock-out stages, yet equally, they could both quite easily be on the first plane home after the group stages. With that in mind, they could very well cancel each other out here and ensure they both enter the second set of matches without too much damage inflicted.
The Uruguayans are probably the stronger of the two nations, but this definitely has a feel of a drawn match about it, so an Uruguay vs South Korea betting prediction made with any confidence, would possibly have to go down that route. Remember to take a look at our selected Brazil vs Serbia winner betting tips in the related preview for the match that will conclude WC 2022 fixtures on the 24th of Novenber.
3.1 Uruguay vs South Korea Free Bet
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Uruguay vs South Korea | Both Teams To Score - Best odds
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First of all there will be a need to register as a new player by completing the obligatory fields and depositing any stipulated funds. Then locate a WC 2022 betting section within the website and follow the prompts through to the market where you wish to place the bet. There are easy-to-follow instructions and very quickly you can place your stake on any Uruguay vs South Korea betting prediction.
The game will kick off at 4 pm local time, in the Education City Stadium, on November 24.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
Uruguay is 1.80 to win this game, with the Koreans at 4.80 and it is 3.40 for the draw.
4.3 ⚽ What time will it be in South Korea when this game kicks off?
Qatar is six hours behind so when this game kicks off it will be 10 pm in South Korea.
4.4 ⚽ Who is the better side between Uruguay and South Korea?
A good percentage of Uruguay vs South Korea betting tips will favour the South Americans and this is backed up by their rankings, with the Uruguayans at position number 13 and South Korea at number 28.