Brazil vs North Korea preview – Group G

The second Group G match of the 2010 World Cup includes the well fancied Brazil who face North Korea on Wednesday 16th June at 4:30am Melbourne time at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Brazil and North Korea have not played each other in International competition and will play each other for the first time at World Cup level.

Brazil scored at 1.83 per game in a tough group with Luis Fabiano the main focal point with 9 goals while Kaka 5, Nilmar 5 and Robinho 4 were next best.

North Korea scored at 0.79 per game and Hong Yong 4 and Choe Kum Chol 2 were major contributors.

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When: Wednesday 16th June
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met

Recent History

Latest Brazil and North Korea form

Brazil (#1)
07.06.10 WON Tanzania 1-5 Brazil Friendly
02.06.10 WON Zimbabwe 0-3 Brazil Friendly
02.03.10 WON Ireland Republic 0-2 Brazil Friendly
17.11.09 WON Oman 0-2 Brazil Friendly
14.11.09 WON Brazil 1-0 England Friendly

Brazil have won their last 5 friendly games and defeated the English by one goal in their last match against a competing World Cup side. The Brazilians go into the World Cup in winning form.

North Korea (#105)
06.06.10 Lost Nigeria 3-1 North Korea Friendly
25.05.10 Draw Greece 2-2 North Korea Friendly
15.05.10 Lost Paraguay 1-0 North Korea Friendly
22.04.10 Draw South Africa 0-0 North Korea Friendly
18.03.10 Lost Mexico 2-1 North Korea Friendly

North Korea has drawn two games and lost three of their past five friendlies all against competing World Cup sides.

Brazil vs North Korea Preview

Brazil were comfortable qialifiers and they scored five wins on the trot in their group which included quality South American nations. A 3-1 win over Argentina ensured a trip to South Africa.

Robinho scored three goals in recent friendly games and Ramires nabbed two.

North Korea
North Korea had to win their way through three qualifying rounds to gain their place in the 2010 World Cup.

The Koreans qualified against the likes of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran and neighbours South Korea, with goal difference against Saudi Arabia ensuring a place in South Africa.

Jong Tae-Se managed all three goals for the Koreans in recent friendlies.

Sportsbet odds for Brazil vs North Korea

Brazil 1.11
Draw 8.50
North Korea 23.00

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Brazil vs North Korea Match Prediction

This game is a mismatch of epic proportions and North Korea will be under the pump from the outset by the sheer class and quality of the Brazilians. Brazil are unbackable odds to win the match and if you want to have a bet on the game then there a couple of options, including picking a goal scorer, with Brazil likely to run out easy winners.

Brazil to win both halves @ $1.90 at Sportsbet

Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.57 at Sportsbet

Brazil will score goals in this game it is just a matter of how many. They can outscore North Korea in each half and if you want a side bet interest then Fabiano can get on the score sheet anytime and that’s available at 1.67 @ Sportsbet or consider getting best odds you can get at Betfair.

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