South Korea vs Uruguay
Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (Seoul).
South Korea hosts Uruguay in this exciting encounter. The Asians, under new manager Paul Bento, has shown a promising start. But against veterans Uruguay, it might be asking too much.
Uruguay travels without main man Luis Suarez, Jose Gimenez etc. But Edinson Cavani and in-form Girona striker Christian Stuani are brought to fill in the Barca man’s shoes. South Korean defenders will find it hard to stop the duo.
Stuani is right now the top scorer in La Liga, which includes Lionel Messi. Let it sink in.
The only loss for Uruguay in 2018 came against eventual champions France in the World Cup. They won every single match in 2018 other than that.
South Korea has never won against Uruguay. In their seven meetings, Uruguay won six and the one other match was drawn. The rock solid defence of Uruguay under the captaincy of Diego Godin rarely concedes goals.
South Korea vs Uruguay Head-to-head
- Uruguay has kept clean sheets in six of their last nine games.
- Uruguay has a goal difference of +13 in 2018 matches.
- South Korea has never won against Uruguay.
- In four away matches against Uruguay, South Korea has never even scored a goal.
South Korea vs Uruguay Prediction
Uruguay has not lost a game in 2018 other than their loss to France in the World Cup Quarter Final. Oscar Tabarez’s team is notorious for their strong defensive performances. They seldom let goals into the nets.
South Korea has been growing into a powerful team under their new coach. The match at the Seoul stadium will have them playing for their pride too. We will be witnessing a very tight match.
With their quality and experience, Uruguay will be able to put on a very strong performance. It will be virtually impossible for the Koreas side to beat them.
Goals will be stingy in this match comprising of two teams known for their defensive tactics and displays.
South Korea vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Uruguay Draw-No-Bet @ 7/10 (1.70).
Under 2.5 goals @ 2/3 (1.68).