International Friendlies Match: Brazil vs South Korea Prediction
November 19, 2019,
Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, UAE
After a 1-0 defeat to Argentina in a friendly on Friday, Brazil face South Korea Tuesday. Meanwhile, South Korea has already begun their qualification campaign to reach the 2022 World Cup and will hope to pick up a big scalp. South Korea lead their group in the World Cup qualifiers despite being held in the last 2 games.
Brazil’s performance in International Friendlies:
Ederson, Neymar and David Neres are all unavailable for Brazil through injury, with the former’s absence allowing Alisson to start unopposed between the sticks.
Meanwhile, there is no place for Dani Alves, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Vinicius Junior, Everton Soares or Douglas Costa.
Fabinho, Philippe Coutinho, Marquinhos and Richarlison are just four players who are pushing to return to Tite’s starting lineup having all started on the bench in that 1-0 loss against Argentina.
Brazil are expected to field a 4-3-3 formation.
South Korea’s performance in International Friendlies:
Paulo Bento is expected to use this fixture to really see where his South Korea side are so expect a near full-strength team with RB Leipzig forward Hee-chan Hwang potentially an inclusion after coming off the bench in their recent goalless draw at Lebanon.
They are likely to use the 4-3-3 formation.
Brazil vs South Korea: Possible line -up
Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Arthur, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Willian.
Seung-gyu Kim; Yong Lee, Jung, Jin-su Kim, Young-gwon Kim; Jae-sung Lee, In-beom Hwang, Min-jae Kim, Nam; Heung-min Son, Ui-jo Hwang
International Friendlies: Brazil vs South Korea Prediction
- Following their Copa America success earlier this year, Brazil’s form has nosedived. Indeed, the Selecao are winless in 5 having drawn three and they’ll aim to up their form with the meeting with the Asian side.
- Brazil have scored just 4 goals in their last 5 International Friendly games. They have conceded 6 goals during this period. However, they are expected to improve these stats against the Asian side, even though Korea can possess a big threat.
- There have been less than 2.5 goals in 4 of Brazil’s 5 games since winning the Copa America. Don’t expect that trend to finish on Tuesday.
- It will be the sixth clash between Brazil and South Korea with all of those contests taking place outside the competitive arena. Brazil have won 3 of those 5 games and expect them to do so once again. Brazil have won the last 2 games.
- Arthur is averaging 67.6 passes per 90 minutes in La Liga this season and expect him to pick up a few more key passes here against South Korea.
- Heung-min Son is averaging 1.6 chances created per 90 minutes for the Spurs in the Premier League this season despite the struggles of Spurs. He might lead the Asian team’s charges once again.
- Since the thumping 8-0 win over Sri Lanka in World Cup qualifiers in which Heung-Min Son scored a brace, South Korea have failed to score- 2 games.
- Barring the game against Sri Lanka, South Korea have won only 1 of their 10 games by more than a goal.