Stadium 974 will be bouncing come 2:00 pm ET (11:00 am PT) on Monday as tournament favorites Brazil face South Korea with a place in the 2022 World Cup quarter finals at stake. Let’s dig into what chances we think the Asian side has and stick out our neck with a prediction, something that has been rather tricky in Qatar.
Brazil vs South Korea: how they got here
Despite the talent at Tite’s disposal, it’s hardly been a stroll for the Brazil team through the group games but they will hope to make a bigger statement here. Serbia put up a good fight early on in the opener before Richarlison stepped up and hit a brace. A single goal from Casemiro was enough to squeeze them past Switzerland before a B team was sent out for the 1-0 loss to Cameroon in the unimportant third game.
The South Koreans beat an already qualified Portugal to make it to this stage after losing out 3-2 in an entertaining second game against Ghana. Their opening day draw with Uruguay, and other results going their way ensured this meeting with Brazil.
Brazil vs South Korea: odds (after 90 minutes)
Brazil vs South Korea: previous meetings
These two teams have never met in a competitive game so we can’t put any weight on historical clashes. That said, since the turn of the century, they have played each other four times, the South Americans winning on each occasion with an aggregate score of 13-3.
The last of those games came in June this year, where Brazil danced to a 5-1 victory.
Brazil vs South Korea: AS USA prediction
Brazil 4-1 South Korea