British BBC commentator Chris Sutton, who recorded a 50% hit rate as a result of Korea’s group stage at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, predicted Korea’s victory in the third match against Portugal. Before the World Cup opener in Qatar, Sutton made a big splash with ‘Human Octopus’ by hitting ‘Japan’s win over Germany and Korea’s draw against Uruguay’.
Sutton recently posted the expected score for 16 matches in the third round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup group stage via the BBC website.
Portugal confirmed their progress to the round of 16 with 2 wins (6 points), while Korea lost to Ghana 2-3, recording 1 draw and 1 loss (1 point), and is in danger of elimination from’ r group stage.
It is possible for Korea to reach the round of 16, but it is difficult on their own. FiveThirty8, an American statistics company, showed a skeptical reaction, predicting a 9% chance for Korea to advance to the round of 16.
On the other hand, Sutton predicted that Korea, who have to beat Portugal, will be able to defeat Portugal in preparation for the round of 16.
“Portugal, who have confirmed their place in the round of 16, will not want to take risks in preparation for the tournament,” said Sutton. It will be an opportunity for Korea.”
If Korea beats Portugal 1-0 and Uruguay beats Ghana 1-0 or 2-1, Korea can dramatically advance to the round of 16. This is because Korea and Uruguay are tied with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss (4 points), but Korea has the upper hand in goal difference.
Sutton previously predicted a 2-1 win for Uruguay against Ghana. If both matches go as Sutton expects, Korea will progress to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 South Africa tournament.
Reporter Yang Min-ha ([email protected])