International Friendlies – Brazil vs Korea Republic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Brazil vs Korea Republic kick off? Tuesday 19th November, 2019 – 13:30 (UK)

Where is Brazil vs Korea Republic being played? Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium

What TV channel is Brazil vs Korea Republic on? Globo, SporTV (Brazil), BeIN Sports (USA)

Where can I stream Brazil vs Korea Republic? BeIN Sports Connect (USA), bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Brazil vs Korea Republic? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

BRAZIL

  • Brazil are coming off a disappointing performance since they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Argentina the last time out. With that loss, La Selecao have extended their winless streak to five games (D3, L2) after winning the 2019 Copa America title earlier this year. They do enter this game with a solid H2H record against South Korea, though, winning four of five previous matches (W4, L1).
  • Brazil will be without backup goalkeeper Ederson who, had he been fit, would have been an option to start here. Winger David Neres and superstar Neymar have also been ruled out through injury. It must be said Tite is widely expected to submit changes into the starting XI following the disappointing display against Argentina the last time out.

Expected Starting XI: Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Éder Militao, Alex Sandro; Arthur, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, Willian

KOREA REPUBLIC

  • South Korea should enter this game with a lot of confidence since the AFC giants face the reigning 2019 Copa America champions on a nine-game undefeated streak (W5, D4). They are coming off back-to-back scoreless draws, most recently to Lebanon, but have not conceded in their last four matches.
  • Paulo Bento should have a fairly strong squad at his disposal, headlined by Tottenham star Son Heung-min and Valencia prospect Lee Kang-in. In terms of absences, Korea will be without Hong Chul and Park Ji-soo. Both players missed the previous match against Lebanon, and both have been ruled out for this match as well.

Expected Starting XI: Kim Seung-gyu; Lee Yong, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jun-su; Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom; Lee Jae-sung, Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo

THE PREDICTION

Brazil have experienced a fair share of problems upfront in recent months, as Tite’s men have gone four straight matches without scoring more than one goal – each of those friendly matches has also produced under 2.5 goals in total. South Korea are on a great run of form, but they have not faced very competitive sides of late and that might cause them to struggle with Brazil’s intensity. Korea will fight hard, but Brazil are far superior on both sides of the ball and have greater individual quality. Even if the game ends up being a low-scoring affair once again, Brazil should walk away with the win here.

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