The final round of first group games get underway on Thursday, and in the early afternoon slot, we have Uruguay v South Korea
When is the Uruguay v South Korea Fixture?
Uruguay v South Korea will take place on Thursday 24th November, and the game will kick off at 1pm UK time.
Uruguay v South Korea Free Bets
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Uruguay v South Korea Match Preview
Uruguay will raise the curtain on their World Cup campaign when they collide with South Korea in their opening Group H game on Thursday.
Diego Alonso has a perfect blend of youth and experience in his squad. While there will be battle-hardened individuals such as Diego Godin, Luis Suarez, and Edinson Cavani making their fourth trip to a World Cup Finals, there will also be some unheralded youngsters that will be looking to make a name for themselves.
South Korea, meanwhile, will be heavily reliant on Son Heung-Min, and despite fracturing his eye socket recently, the Tottenham striker is still expected to start.
A solid start will be required for both sides with Portugal lurking menacingly.
But who will grab all three points? We have provided a full lowdown and cited a couple of tips for you to chew on ahead of kick-off.
Uruguay to come out on top in thriller
The World Cup may be in the early throes, but there have been plenty of goals witnessed — England’s win over Iran, for example, served up eight goals.
Uruguay, who are hunting for their third World Cup triumph, have quite an expansive game and Alonso will set up his side in either a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation, and there is a good balance in midfield with Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur, with the latter being the soul of the team.
South Korea will look to break with speed on the counter when the opportunity presents itself, and Son will be required to make those penetrating runs.
This could well be a frenetic encounter, but one that Uruguay might edge. I expect there to be plenty of goals in this one, so if you like the look of Uruguay to win and Both Teams to Score, Paddy Power is advertising odds of 7/2 for you to pursue.
Darwin Nunez to have his say
After an indifferent start to life at Liverpool, Darwin Nunez burst into life in recent weeks, and he has got into the groove, rattling home seven goals in his past 10 matches in all competitions.
Nunez is a livewire, and he can score all types of goals. He likes to cut onto his right foot, and he will be looking to make an immediate impression at his debut World Cup Finals.
Along with Suarez, Nunez will be expected to press and probe, and chase down every lost cause.
Nunez will be up for this one, and he could well make a meaty contribution. The goalscorer markets usually provide good value, and Nunez could pop up with a double. This price is available at 11/1 with William Hill, which may be too good to ignore.