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Uruguay vs South Korea Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Defense Leads to Low-Scoring Matchup)

Devon Platana
Uruguay vs. South Korea prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Uruguay vs. South Korea prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
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Uruguay vs South Korea Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
Uruguay (0-0-0) vs. South Korea (0-0-0)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. ET
Venue: Education City Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coverage: FS1

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in less than a week. One of the first matches of the tournament takes place on Thursday, Nov. 24 between Uruguay and South Korea.

Uruguay made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup, leaving them hungry for more success this year. Meanwhile, South Korea has failed to make it beyond the group stage in back-to-back outings, meaning a victory is necessary for them to escape a similar fate.

Can Uruguay begin another World Cup with a win? Or will South Korea shock their opponent with an upset victory?

Uruguay vs South Korea Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: URU: (-125) | KOR: (+410) | DRAW: (+230)
Spread: URU: -1 (+240) | KOR: +1 (-105)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+142) | Under: (-174)
Team to Score the First Goal: URU: (-180) | KOR: (+200) I NO GOALS: (+650)

Uruguay enters this contest as the clear favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -174 odds.

Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction & Pick

Things have been one-sided whenever Uruguay and South Korea have met over the years. The Uruguayans have won four of their last five meetings with the South Koreans, which includes a 2-1 victory in their last meeting back on Oct. 12, 2018.

As good as South Korea's defense is expected to be, Uruguay has the offensive advantage. With the Uruguayans also being a top-10 pick to win the World Cup (+3800, No. 10) compared to South Korea's less favorable odds (+25000, No. 21), I'm going with Uruguay here.

Final Score Prediction: Uruguay: 1 | South Korea: 0

Uruguay vs South Korea Betting Trends

- Uruguay made it to the quarterfinals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- South Korea didn't qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Uruguay is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- South Korea is 3-2-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Uruguay is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in the last five head-to-head matchups against South Korea.

Uruguay vs South Korea Best Bet

Recent history has proven that Uruguay tends to get the better of South Korea. I don't see that changing this year, especially with the latter's issue with scoring goals. Uruguay is the better team here and will kickstart another solid run with a World Cup-opening win.

Bet: Uruguay ML (-125)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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