The FIFA World Cup 2022 looks all set for yet another exciting matchday, with the action set to begin with Switzerland taking on Cameroon in the first match. That will be followed by a couple of intense battles between Uruguay and South Korea in the second match of the day, and Portugal and Ghana in the third game. Tournament favourites Brazil will cap off the day with their opening contest of the campaign against Serbia at the Lusail Stadium.
Switzerland vs Cameroon
There is quite a gulf in between the rankings of the two sides but this one is expected to be a really tight contest. Switzerland have quality in both attack and defense, and also made it to the quarterfinals of the Euro 2020. Although Cameroon aren’t as potent defensively, they pose a huge attacking threat, which also helped them to finish third in the Africa Cup of Nations. But the Swiss have much more experience of playing at the big stage and they are expected to see this contest through. We expect this match to finish with a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Switzerland.
Uruguay vs South Korea
Uruguay are expected to ace this contest easily due to the quality of their forwards and midfielders. On one side, they have the flair and flamboyance of Darwin Nunez and Federico Valverde. On the other side, they have the experience and quality of Luis Suarez and Rodrigo Bentancur. South Korea also pose an attacking threat but they are a bit too dependent on their star forward Heung-Min Son. But he hasn’t been in top form either and that doesn’t bode well for them. Uruguay can be backed to win this contest by a 2-0 scoreline.
Portugal vs Ghana
This isn’t going to be an easy match for Portugal by any means. Ghana have always proven themselves to be tough to crack as a defensive unit and they will be looking to be at the top of their defensive game in this match once again. Along with having quality players like Daniel Amartey and Tariq Lamptey in defence, and Thomas Partey in the midfield, Ghana also pose an attacking threat in the forward lines due to the presence of Inaki Williams and Jordan Iyew. Portugal, though, have far more quality and flair in their forward and midfield lines. Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leao, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and the list just doesn’t end. That’s why they are expected to ace this contest, even if it is by a narrow margin. Portugal can be backed to win by a 2-1 scoreline here.
Brazil vs Serbia
Brazil is being considered as the favourites to win the title by many. If they do so, it will be the Champions for the sixth time in the history of the tournament. But they can’t be complacent going into this match, especially after seeing how Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia. Tite’s men will be far more careful in this contest but a leaky Serbian defence, which conceded in all eight of their UEFA Qualifiers, should allow them to ease through this match pretty well. Brazil can be expected to win this contest by a 3-1 scoreline.