When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >
The odds for South Korea vs Brazil are provided by Caesars. Click on the links in the table below to head to the sportsbook, sign-up, and place your bet.
|Match Result and Both Teams to Score||Odds|
The Selecao should have too much quality going forward for South Korea, but the home team can find the net.
100% Deposit Match up to $100
21+ CO, VA, MI Only | Terms and conditions apply
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Brazil’s last World Cup triumph, which is also the most recent victory for a South American nation. Western European sides have dominated the tournament, supplying four different winners in Italy (2006), Spain (2010), Germany (2014) and France (2018). Brazil has only reached one semi-final in the last four World Cups, and that was the scene of their most ignominious defeat in more than half a century: a 7-1 loss to Germany on home soil in 2014.
Brazil still produces world-class players on a regular basis, but in the last two decades, it has fallen behind Europe at the international level. At the 2022 World Cup later this year, the Selecao will be determined to add a sixth star to their jersey. We are still six months away from the tournament getting underway in Qatar, but Brazil are currently the favorites to lift the trophy.
In an ideal world, Tite’s side would be preparing for the big kick-off by testing themselves against the European powerhouses. But the introduction of the UEFA Nations League has made it more difficult for South American countries to organize friendlies against their counterparts from Europe. With the likes of Spain, England, France and Germany tied up, Brazil will instead face South Korea and Japan this month.
The Selecao breezed through CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, finishing top of the 10-team table with 45 points from a possible 51 (in September, Brazil and Argentina will replay a qualifier that was abandoned last year). They scored 40 goals and conceded only five. There has been some disappointment of late, not least their defeat by Argentina in the final of the 2021 Copa America, but Brazil looks to be in excellent shape right now.
The 2002 World Cup that Brazil won was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. And just as the competition is fondly remembered by Brazilians everywhere, the same is true for Koreans. Guus Hiddink’s side were one of the surprise packages of that World Cup (along with Turkey), reaching the semi-finals and only narrowly losing to Germany.
That was the first time the Taeguk Warriors had even reached the knockout phase of the tournament. Unfortunately for them, they have only been back on one occasion since. Indeed, seven of South Korea’s nine appearances at the World Cup have ended in the group stage. That is a record they will be desperate to improve upon, starting in Qatar later this year.
South Korea, who submitted a bid to host the upcoming tournament, have been drawn in one of the more open groups alongside Portugal, Uruguay and Ghana. The European and South American representatives will be the favorites to advance, but no one will take South Korea lightly. In Son Heung-min they have one of the best forwards on the planet, while they only conceded three goals in 10 qualifiers.
The main concern around the national team is who will score the goals if Son does not. If South Korea are to reach the knockout stage for only the third time, they will need the likes of Cho Gue-sung, Hwang Ui-jo and Hwang Hee-chan to step up.
International friendlies can be tough to predict because, unlike competitive matches, the result is not everything. Managers often use these games as an opportunity to experiment, and they will not be altogether unhappy if their team delivers a strong performance but does not necessarily emerge victorious. That will certainly be the case for South Korea, whose manager Paulo Bento will be looking to see how his players respond to the challenge of facing one of the best teams in the world.
South Korea have home advantage to call upon, with this game taking place at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Son is in the form of his life, having recently won a share of the Premier League’s top scorer award alongside Mohamed Salah. In front of what will surely be a capacity crowd in the capital, South Korea should at least get on the scoresheet.
Avoiding defeat will be difficult, though. Even without Alisson Becker, Vinicius Junior, Fabinho, Eder Militao, Casemiro and Rodrygo, all of whom were involved in the Champions League final at the weekend and ae unlikely to play here, Brazil have an abundance of quality right across the pitch. Back Tite’s side to win a game featuring goals at both ends.
Free play options
Special contests for newbies
Bet $5 on a Money Line, Get $150 in Bonus Bets
21+ | Terms and conditions apply
Wide range of betting options
Top notch customer service
Promo Code 'SPORTS'
$500 Free Bet
21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500
|South Korea vs Brazil Information|
|Teams||South Korea vs Brazil|
|Location||Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea|
|Time||Thursday, 2 June 2022, 7.00 AM EDT|
|How to watch||beIN Sports|
Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)
We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.
WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.