Portugal are already by to the subsequent spherical of the World Cup and wish only a level towards South Korea to ensure they end high of Group H.
With two wins from two, issues have gone fairly effectively for Portugal and so they’ll fancy their probabilities towards a South Korea facet who’ve struggled at each ends of the sphere this winter.
South Korea want a win right here to have any hopes of qualifying, however additionally they want Ghana to drop factors. They may discover themselves in a objective distinction battle towards both Ghana or Uruguay, so the targets have to move.
This is all it’s good to find out about this sport.
South Korea vs Portugal H2H Outcomes (All Time)
Present Type (Final 5 Video games)
South Korea workforce information
The primary absentee for South Korea can be supervisor and former Portugal worldwide participant Paulo Bento, who was despatched off after the ultimate whistle towards Ghana for protesting referee Anthony Taylor’s resolution to blow the whistle.
South Korea Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Kim S-G; Kim M-H, Kim M-J, Kim Y-G, Kim J-S; Hwang I-B, Jung; Lee Ok-I, Na, Son H-M; Cho G-S
Bench: Jo, Track B-Ok, Cho Y-M, Kwon Ok-W, Hong, Yoon, Kim T-H, Son J-H, Paik, Lee J-S, Kwon C-H, Jeong, Track M-Ok, Hwang U-J, Hwang H-C
Portugal workforce information
With the arduous work completed, Portugal can afford to ease up a bit and relaxation quite a few their key starters, secure within the information that the backup brigade ought to nonetheless be adequate to get the job completed right here.
The primary damage concern is at left-back, the place Nuno Mendes picked up an issue within the first half towards Uruguay. He was in tears as he limped off, and even when he miraculously recovers in time, he is unlikely to be risked anyway.
Danilo Pereira and Otavio are each unavailable.
Portugal Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Sa; Dalot, Silva, Dias, Guerreiro; Palhinha, Carvalho; Silva, Felix, Leao; Ronaldo
Bench: Patricio, Costa, Pepe, Cancelo, Neves, Nunes, Vitinha, Mario, Fernandes, Horta, Ramos, Silva
South Korea want a win but additionally want to attain loads of targets to spice up their objective distinction, which is not a activity they give the impression of being as much as assembly after they performed the primary 135 minutes of the event with out managing a shot heading in the right direction. They have to go for it, which might depart them weak on the again.
Son Heung-min and co. may cause issues – simply ask Ghana – however discovering a approach by towards Portugal is a completely totally different subject and even a second-string Portugal facet can be stuffed with confidence heading into this one.
Even when Portugal take their foot off the pedal considerably, they need to nonetheless stroll to a win right here.
Prediction: South Korea 0-3 Portugal