2022 Qatar World Cup: our Monday picks
published : 28 Nov 2022 at 07:33
newspaper section: Sports
The Bangkok Post's predictions on matches.
Cameroon v Serbia
Cameroon's attack was clueless in their 1-0 loss to Switzerland. Serbia held Brazil for one hour before Richarlison struck twice. On paper, Serbia's strike force looks formidable with the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic and Sergei Milinkovic-Savic and should be able to break Cameroon's defence.
Prediction: Serbia 1-0
South Korea v Ghana
South Korea, led by Son Heung-Min, were the better side in their scoreless draw with Uruguay. Ghana gave Portugal a scare before losing 3-2. The Koreans are determined to reach the knockout rounds after failing to progress past the group stage at Russia 2018 although they beat Germany.
Prediction: South Korea 2-1
Brazil v Switzerland
Brazil will be without talisman Neymar in their last two Group G matches due to injury. But his absence should not be a problem as coach Tite is spoiled for choice with the likes of Richarlison, Vicinius Jr, Raphinha, Rodrygo and Antony. The five-time champions look better than the Swiss in every department.
Portugal v Uruguay
Uruguay should make changes to their strike force of Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez and Facundo Pellistri who were out of sorts in their scoreless draw with South Korea. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates will want to avenge their loss to Uruguay in the last 16 round at the 2018 World Cup.
Prediction: Portugal 2-1
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