The oddschecker team have picked out a 6/1 Friday treble covering action in the World Cup.
South Korea vs Portugal – Portugal
South Korea have to win this game to even have a chance of reaching the last 16 and will also need the other result in their group to go there way. Son’s Korea side will be ready to give there all after a disappointing loss to Ghana has put them in danger of being knocked out at the group stage.
They have undeniable quality going forward after coming from two goal down, but lacked composure at the back to see the game out. They controlled the boy for large portions of the game but looked open on the counter attack and were punished against a clinical Ghanaian side.
Their task to qualify comes against a difficult Portugal side who have already made it through the groups with two wins from two and look like one of the favourites to go all the way.
This being said, the fact that they have already made it through the group might persuade Fernando Santos to rest some of his key players, giving the Korean’s more of a chance.
We saw Didier Deschamps make nine changes vs Tunisia, a move that saw them lose in dramatic fashion. Although we think he will rest a few key players we can’t see him make such drastic changes as France and will keep a solid core. A Portugal win for this one to take them three wins from three.
Serbia vs Switzerland – Serbia
This fixtures is a 50/50 toss up between two competitive sides with quality squads. The Swiss will come into it the slightly happier and will feel like qualification is in their hands.
A win would secure qualification and even a draw could see them through to the last 16. They have looked compact so far, with a 1-0 win over Cameroon and a narrow defeat to Brazil and will be tough to break down for the Serbs.
The Serbians will come into this game slightly disappointed. Many saw the Serbs as dark horses for this year’s tournament, with an abundance of talent within their ranks, but they have only managed to claim a point from their opening two fixtures.
Dragan Stojkovic will be especially disappointed with their draw against Cameroon as they were 3-1 and let their lead slip. He will be looking for a response from his side vs Switzerland, and we think he’ll get one. We think Serbia’s quality will shine through for this one and the Serbs will qualify second behind Brazil.
Cameroon vs Brazil – Brazil
Cameroon came from 3-1 down to claim a point from Serbia in their last game and manager, Rigobert Song would need another miracle for his team to qualify for the last 16. The Cameroonians haven’t looked particularly good throughout the tournament and have actually looked quite disorganised defensively.
This being said, they have shown they have attacking talent on the pitch with three goals vs Serbia so they will be no pushovers for the Brazilians.
Brazil are one of the only teams to still have a 100% record at this world cup and they will be looking to keep that. They have looked defensively sound throughout and are yet to conceded a goal. They look a lot different to the Brazil teams of old, they don’t play with the same freedom and creativity that they used to but seem more compact and well drilled.
Tite’s men look solid in the middle of the park and actually keep the game quite scrappy until the first goal is scored. From then on the Brazilian’s start to play their game with more freedom. An early goal for Brazil would kill the Cameroonians and unfortunately for them, we can see this happening.
One side has an excellent attack and one has a poor defence, we can only see this going one way. A Brazil win for this final game.