There have been limited shocks in the round of 16 at the World Cup to this point, and the pre-tournament favourites will be looking to ensure that trend continues on Monday. Brazil will be looking to reach the last eight when they take on South Korea.
Before Betting On Brazil vs South Korea
It has been a steady run to the round of 16 for Brazil to this point, but they will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat in Qatar on Monday. Brazil were edged out by Cameroon in their final group game, but Tite is expected to recall all the stars that were dropped for their previous match.
They have an excellent record at this stage, as they have progressed from the round of 16 on seven previous occasions. Meanwhile, they have only failed to progress from this stage in regulation time on one previous occasion, as they needed penalties to see off Chile in 2014. Their last defeat at this stage of the competition came back in 1990 against Argentina.
South Korea will be delighted that they have reached this stage of the competition, as they feat looked hugely unlikely after 20 minutes in their final fixture. They needed victory against Portugal to stand any chance of progression, and they battled back well to get the 2-1 win that they needed.
However, South Korea has a poor record against South American opposition, as they have never beaten a country from the continent in the history of the World Cup. This will also be South Korea’s first game in the knockout round at the World Cup since 2010, where they were beaten by Uruguay. In fact, South Korea has won just one of their previous five fixtures in the knockout round at the World Cup.
Brazil vs South Korea Offshore Odds
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This should be a testing fixture for Brazil if South Korea are able to match their performance level from the previous fixture. However, we find it testing to see past Brazil, as they have an extremely dominant record at this stage of the competition. We could see Richarlison once again playing a vital role, and getting himself on the scoresheet.