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World Cup 2022 Best Bets Today | December 2

World Cup 2022 Best Bets Today

Friday brings the last four games of the World Cup 2022 group stage, with two places in the knockout phase still up for grabs.

In Group G, Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon are looking to advance alongside Brazil. Portugal are already through Group H, and only one of South Korea, Ghana, or Uruguay can join them.

Check out what we think will happen on Friday in the article below.

The odds for December 2 are from the Caesars sportsbook, where $1250 in free bets is available for those who sign up.

Ghana vs Uruguay (Group H, 10:00 AM EST)

Match Result

Odds

Ghana

+375

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Draw

+260

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Uruguay

-135

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My Pick: Draw (+260)

Caesars

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Twelve years ago, a Luis Suarez handball on the line denied Ghana a certain goal and a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. They would have been the first African nation in history to reach that stage of the tournament, but Suarez’s illegal save made all the difference. Ghana missed the subsequent spot-kick and then lost the penalty shoot-out.

Needless to say, this would have been a grudge match even if it was a dead rubber. The fact that the winner will advance to the knockout phase only adds more spice to the occasion. A draw would be enough for Ghana if Portugal avoid defeat by South Korea - and we fancy them to get it.

The Black Stars will not be short of motivation, while they have the energy and dynamism to cause problems for a one-paced Uruguay side.

South Korea vs Portugal (Group H, 08:00 AM EST)

Match Result

Odds

South Korea

+400

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Draw

+320

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Portugal

-165

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My Pick: Portugal (-165)

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Portugal are safely through to the knockout stage in Qatar after winning both of their first two games. Meanwhile, South Korea must beat Fernando Santos’ side to stand a chance of advancing, but even a win might not be enough depending on the result of Ghana vs Uruguay.

Portugal will no doubt use this as an opportunity to rest some of their big names, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes. But their squad possesses tremendous strength in depth, so South Korea could be in trouble either way.

A 3-2 defeat by Ghana on matchday two will have dented the confidence of the Taeguk Warriors, whose manager Paulo Bento - born and raised in Lisbon - will not be in the dugout after a red card last time out.

Serbia vs Switzerland (Group G, 02:00 PM EST)

Match Result

Odds

Serbia

+150

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Draw

+230

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Switzerland

+180

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My Pick: Draw (+230)

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Presuming Cameroon do not beat Brazil, the winner of this all-European clash will go through to the next round. Having already won a game so far, Switzerland would progress to the knockout phase with a draw. This will be a hotly contested encounter between two teams that also met at the World Cup four years ago.

Serbia have not quite found the right balance so far. They defended with resolve against Brazil on matchday one but still lost 2-0. Their attack dazzled at times against Cameroon, but the defense wilted and they drew 3-3.

Switzerland are a more measured, mature side and we fancy them to pick up the point they need. It will not be comfortable all the way through, but Murat Yakin’s men can get the job done.

Cameroon vs Brazil (Group G, 02:00 PM EST)

Match Result

Odds

France

+900

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Draw

+430

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Australia

-340

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My Pick: Brazil (-340)

Caesars

9/10

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With six points from six, Brazil are already through to the knockout stage in Qatar. They will almost certainly advance as the winners of Group G; even a defeat here would not necessarily send them down to the second spot. The pressure is off for Tite’s side on Friday.

Cameroon must win to keep their hopes of progression alive, although even a famous victory would not be enough if Switzerland triumphed over Serbia. It is hard to see the Indomitable Lions going through, although they will certainly throw everything at it here.

Brazil might actually be happy with that, as it could mean they get more space in the final third. Even if Tite names a second-string starting XI, Brazi will surely prove too strong.

How to Watch World Cup 2022

  • Location: Qatar

  • Dates: November 20 - December 18

  • How to Watch: Fox Sports, Telemundo, fuboTV

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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]

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