Uruguay Stats & Form
Uruguay is one of the teams that is a synonym for the World Cup since they are the first hosts and winners of the competition.
Uruguay finished third in the COMNEBOL qualification with 28 points which was 17 less than the leader Brazil.
Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani are still the top stars of the team with more than 130 appearances and they will have one last chance to make some significant result with the national team.
Uruguay has won 6 of their last 7 games.
This will be the 14th appearance for Uruguay at the World Cup. They won in 1030 and 1950 which were their first two appearances. They have also finished in fourth place three times, most recently in 2010. In Russia in 2018, Uruguay finished in 5th place.
South Korea Stats & Form
South Korea has established themselves as one of the best teams in Asia and has been a consistent participant in the World Cup in the last two decades.
South Korea finished on top of Group H in the first stage of the Asian qualifications with 16 points coming off 5 wins and 1 draw. In the second stage, they finished second in Group A right after Iran who finished 2 points ahead.
South Korea has Paulo Bento as their head coach and they believe that the Portuguese can lead them to a deep run in Qatar.
Most of the players on the roster play in the domestic championship but they also have international stars such as Son Heung-min from Tottenham and Hwang Ui-jo from Olympiacos.
South Korea News
This will be tenth consecutive and 11th in total appearance for South Korea at the World Cup. Their best result came in 2002 when they were the co-host of the competition and finished in fourth place. In Russia in 2018, South Korea finished in 19th place.
Uruguay vs. South Korea Head-to-Head Stats
These two teams have played twice before at the World Cup with Uruguay winning both games. In 1990, it was 2-1 for the South American team while in 2010 the score was 2-1. In total, these two teams have played 7 times with Uruguay winning 6 of those with South Korea winning the last game in 2018.
Uruguay vs. South Korea Betting Odds
Uruguay is a slight favorite in the game against South Korea with -110 odds in their favor while South Korea is at 350. The odds for a draw are set at 226.
The total goals margin is set at 2.5 with 146 for over and -183 for under.
Uruguay is not as good as they usually are at the World Cup but they will definitely not miss passion and motive. The Blues has one of the best offenses in the world of football and if Luis Suarez is at his 100% this may be a long day for South Korea. These two teams have met multiple times and Uruguay knows how to win against them. Uruguay plays very fast and are very strong in one-on-one situation, something that South Korea will not be able to defend. This game will be a one way street with Uruguay having control of the ball and find a way to an easy and routine win.