The 2022 FIFA World Cup is off and running and Group H play will begin on Thursday when Uruguay takes on South Korea. Uruguay is a two-time World Cup champion (1930 and 1950) and with world-class striker Luis Suarez leading the way, it’s also had a lot of recent success with a fourth-place finish in 2010 and a quarterfinal trip in 2018. Meanwhile, South Korea is led by Tottenham winger Son Heung-min and has qualified for the 10th cycle in a row. However, South Korea has only made it out of the group stage twice in its previous nine tries.
Kickoff is at 8 a.m. ET. The Uruguayans are the -130 favorite (risk $130 to win $100) in the latest Uruguay vs. South Korea odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the Koreans the +400 underdog. A draw is priced at +240 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your South Korea vs. Uruguay picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, be sure to check out the best bets and analysis from SportsLine soccer expert Brandt Sutton.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for more than five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 151-114-1 over his last 266 soccer picks this year, returning more than $2,300 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down the Uruguay vs. South Korea matchup from all sides and just locked in his 2022 World Cup picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for South Korea vs. Uruguay:
- Uruguay vs. South Korea spread: Uruguay -0.5 (-130)
- Uruguay vs. South Korea over/under: 2.5 goals
- Uruguay vs. South Korea money line: Uruguay -130; South Korea +400; Draw +240
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