Eight teams have already secured their berths in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and eight more teams are gearing up to battle out for four more spots in yet another action-packed matchday on December 2. Here, we shall take a look at how the teams stack up ahead of these crucial encounters and what could be the most probable outcome of the contests.
South Korea vs Portugal
Portugal have delivered a great performance in the two matches so far and have already secured a round of 16 berth for them. South Korea’s performance, on the other hand, has been pretty underwhelming as they haven’t won any of their two matches so far. But they do have a point to their name courtesy of a draw and a win in this contest can help them progress to the next round, provided other results also go their way. Beating an in-form team like Portugal is going to be a very difficult proposition as well. We are backing Cristiano Ronaldo and his men to win 3-1 here.
Ghana vs Uruguay
Ghana are currently sitting in second place in Group H with three points but a loss in this match can bring an end to their journey in this World Cup. They have been a pretty exciting attacking team but there is still a lot of room for improvement in defence. Uruguay, on the other hand, need a big win in this game to secure a round of 16 berth. But they haven’t been able to score even once in the two matches so far, despite having so much attacking quality in their side. We back them to come good in this contest, though, and win by a 2-1 scoreline.
Serbia vs Switzerland
Switzerland are sitting in second place in Group G right now with three points. But a loss here will be enough to end their journey and propel Serbia to the round of 16, a team that is sitting at the bottom of Group G with just one point. The Swiss have looked really good in defence but they need more penetration in the attacking front. Serbia, on the other hand, have been quite good in offense but their defense, which has conceded five times in two games, has let them down. This is going to be a very close contest but we are backing Switzerland to win 2-1 here.
Cameroon vs Brazil
Brazil have won both of their matches in Group G and have already booked their berth in the round of 16. But they will still want to go into the round of 16 with momentum on their side and hence, a victory in this game becomes very important for them. Cameroon, on the other hand, have just one point to their name but a win here can clear their path to the round of 16, provided Switzerland also lose to Serbia. But the odds are stacked quite heavily against them considering Brazil’s quality, and we also expect Brazil to win by 4-2 scoreline here.