Portugal vs Brazil preview, North Korea vs Ivory Coast preview – Group G

world cup match previewsThe much anticipated Brazil and Portugal match highlights Group G final round matches of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on Saturday 26th June at 12:00am AEST which is midnight Friday night Melbourne time.

Portugal plays Brazil in the first Group G match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban while North Korea will face the Ivory Coast at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit to find out the two teams who will qualify for the knockout stage.

Group H matches will take place later in the day at at 4:30am between Chile and Spain plus Switzerland and Honduras.

Group G previous matches

Ivory Coast 0
Portugal 0

Brazil 2
North Korea 1

55m Maicon (Br)
72m Elano (Br)
88m Yun-Nam Ji (NK)

Brazil 3
Ivory Coast 1

25m Luis Fabiano (Bra)
51m Luis Fabiano (Bra)
62m Elano (Bra)
79m Didier Drogba (IC)

Portugal 7
North Korea 0

29m Raul Meireles (Por)
53m Simao (Por)
56m Hugo Almeida (Por)
60m Tiago (Por)
81m Liedson (Por)
88m Cristiano Ronaldo (Por)
89m Tiago (Por)

Group G Standings
Brazil +3 – 6pts
Portugal +7 – 4pts
Ivory Coast -2 – 1pt
North Korea -8 – 0pts

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When: Saturday 26th June
Time: 12:00am AEST Midnight at Melbourne time
Where: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
TV: Televised live on SBS

Portugal had a draw with the Ivory Coast before putting 7 goals past North Korea in one of the outstanding performances of the tournament to date.

Brazil were a bit rusty defeating North Korea before they were clinical in beating the Ivory Coast by two goals.

Portugal vs Brazil Odds

Portugal $3.60
Draw $3.00
Brazil $2.25

Portugal vs Brazil match prediction

The last two times these two teams have played has seen Brazil 6-2 winners in 2008 and Portugal 2-0 winners in 2007 in friendly games.

Brazil are through to the next stage and barring an Ivory Coast miracle then Portugal are almost assured as well which means this could be more of an exhibition match for the Brazilians and a chance to give fringe players their chance to shine.

Both sides can attack without fear of failure which may open the game up for multiple goals and we are going to have a crack at both sides scoring a goal during the match.

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When: Saturday 26th June
Time: 12:00am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit
TV: Televised live on SBS

North Korea were impressive in their 2-1 loss to Brazil before they were dismantled by Portugal going down by 7 goals which could have easily been double figures.

The Ivory Coast had a draw with Portugal before Brazil outclassed them by a couple of goals.

North Korea vs Ivory Coast

North Korea $9.50
Draw $5.50
Ivory Coast $1.36

North Korea vs Ivory Coast match prediction

North Korea will be out to restore some pride after their 7 goal thrashing from Portugal but the Ivory Coast have the talent to put them to the sword once again.

The Ivory Coast will be on the offensive here and should be able to score a comfortable win by at least two goals on what we have seen to date from both sides.

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