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World Cup: Uruguay vs South Korea – Betting analysis

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Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between Uruguay and South Korea and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Uruguay and South Korea open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other on Thursday. The game is staged at Education City Stadium.

As we are in the opening round of the World Cup group stage, both Uruguay and South Korea face a battle to secure their first points of the group stage. Uruguay sit at number 14 in the FIFA world ranking, while South Korea enter their match this coming Thursday as number 28.

Current position in the World Cup standings: Uruguay vs South Korea

Bookmakers expect a win for Uruguay, when they step up at Education City Stadium, and dropping points will surely leave them disappointed. However, it won’t be an easy ride and they need to remain focused to claim an opening win. South Korea open the World Cup expected to be thrown under the bus at Education City Stadium. They’ll come out fighting, of course, but probably won’t be able to withstand the pressure.

Form: Uruguay vs South Korea

Uruguay Form

Uruguay added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Panama by 5-0. Their next match left them empty-handed in 1-0 defeat against Iran, followed up by a 2-0 win against Canada. Uruguay were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings.

South Korea Form

South Korea went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica. A 1-0 win against Cameroon followed, before they beat Iceland by 1-0. South Korea were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.

Betting facts for Uruguay and South Korea

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Uruguay and South Korea. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Uruguay have won 5 of the last 7 matches without conceding a goal
  • In 9 of the last 11 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Uruguay have won 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Uruguay have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • South Korea have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • South Korea have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 South Korea matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • South Korea have won 5 of the last 7 matches

Interesting players: Uruguay vs South Korea

Luis Suarez is the most prolific scorer for the home team, with three goals recently. Uruguay will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, South Korea will be looking to Heung-Min Son, hoping he can add to his current total of two goals in his latest game.

Full-time result

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Uruguay won seven times, drew one and lost two times. South Korea claimed six wins, drew two times and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Both teams to score

Uruguay scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. South Korea scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Uruguay have won-to-nil in 3 consecutive games as the home side. South Korea have kept their opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Uruguay have been able to keep a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Uruguay saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of the previous ten matches which South Korea played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches.

To summarize, the upcoming World Cup clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Uruguay vs South Korea mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.