South Korea must beat Portugal to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout rounds. Even a win might not be enough if the Uruguay versus Ghana clash doesn’t go their way.
Portugal have cemented their place in the round of 16 with consecutive wins, and can guarantee top spot in Group H by avoiding defeat in this fixture.
These teams have only met once previously, with South Korea stunning Portugal at the 2002 World Cup.
The Taegeuk Warriors have only won six of their last 12 matches, however.
Most Corners: South Korea
South Korea had a 13 to five corner advantage over Ghana. They only had one corner kick less than Uruguay in their opening match.
Portugal have amassed only nine corners across their two matches thus far, including just three in the enthralling win over Ghana.
Given how South Korea need to approach this match, there is value on the underdogs to have the most corners at 11/5.
Both Teams To Score: Yes
Just as South Korea chasing the game could lead to a few corner kicks in their favour, it will also leave plenty of space exposed for Portugal to do damage.
South Korea, too, have proven they can create chances, with an average of 14.5 shots over their first two matches.
It is win or bust for South Korea, forcing them to play on the front foot.
Their attack looks like it can generate goal scoring opportunities against this Portugal defence.
Anytime Goalscorer: Cho Gue-Sung
Scorer of a brace in the 3-2 defeat to Ghana, Cho Gue-Sung fired off six shots, after earning just 16 substitute minutes in the goalless draw with Uruguay.
The 24-year-old has 13 goals in 23 K League outings in 2022.
Portugal have won both matches, but the defence hasn’t exactly been perfect with 2.2 expected goals conceded.
Ghana and Uruguay created chances against Fernando Santos’ side, and there should be opportunities for Cho to get on the scoresheet.
All odds are subject to change