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World Cup 2022 Best Parlay Picks, December 2

World Cup Parlay Picks

We have another four World Cup 2022 games in store on Friday, as the group stage comes to an end.

Six nations are fighting for two qualification spots, with Brazil and Portugal already safely through to the round of 16.

We have made a parlay for the last four matches of the first round - why not follow along?

The odds for December 2 are from the FanDuel sportsbook. New customers can get a $1000 no-sweat first bet with FanDuel.

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

My Pick: Both Teams To Score (-112)

Ghana are on a revenge mission. At World Cup 2010 Uruguay striker Luis Suarez denied them a place in the semi-finals by illegally punching away a goal-bound effort. The South Americans ended up going through instead, leaving Black Stars to curse the then-Ajax forward.

Ghana can get their revenge on Friday when a draw would be enough to send them through to the last 16 as long as South Korea do not beat Portugal. Otto Addo’s side have scored five goals so far and we are backing them to add to their tally in this game.

They have also conceded five goals, though, so it is hard to envisage Ghana keeping out an Uruguay team that needs a win to remain in the hunt for a knockout stage berth. 

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

My Pick: Under 2.5 Goals (+112)

Portugal are guaranteed a spot in the round of 16 no matter what happens on Friday. They will probably advance as Group H winners too, so the pressure is off for Fernando Santos and co. The manager will no doubt use this as an opportunity to rest some of his key men ahead of the knockout stage.

South Korea scored twice against Ghana, but that was not enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat. They had plenty of joy by swinging crosses into the box in the second half, but Portugal would back themselves to deal with such an approach.

Under 2.5 goals looks like good value given that Portugal do not need to overexert themselves and South Korea often lack a cutting edge in the final third.

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

My Pick: Switzerland Or Draw (-210)

Provided Cameroon do not beat Brazil, one of these two teams will join the Selecao in the round of 16. A point is all that Switzerland need to advance, whereas Serbia must win to make it through.

We fancy Murat Yakin’s men to get the job done. Switzerland are not a particularly swashbuckling side and neither of their games so far - a 1-0 triumph over Cameroon and a 1-0 defeat by Brazil - was particularly memorable. But they have more tournament experience than Serbia and that could play a key role on Friday.

The Swiss might not necessarily win this match, but they should have enough to avoid defeat. Take a look at the double chance market for this one.

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

My Pick: Brazil Goals Both Halves (+104) 

Brazil are already in the round of 16 and a draw here would send them through as the winners of Group G. Even a defeat would not necessarily knock the five-time world champions off the top spot, so there is little pressure on Tite’s side after their previous victories over Serbia and Switzerland.

That is not necessarily good news for Cameroon. Brazil could make a few changes to their starting XI but the players waiting in reserve are still top-class. And the Selecao will be able to play with freedom, which might actually make them more irresistible in the attack.

Cameroon had some bright moments in the 3-3 draw with Serbia but they were ragged defensively. Brazil can take advantage by scoring in both halves.

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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