Switzerland – Cameroon, Uruguay – South Korea, Portugal – Ghana, Brazil – Serbia
The last remaining groups to play finally begin their World Cup campaigns on Thanksgiving, when Brazil and Portugal make their first appearances at the 2022 World Cup.
The World Cup favorites are the clear top picks to win Group G while Portugal are the Group H favorites. While you’ll likely spend more family time watching NFL football on Thursday than you’ll watch the World Cup, there are four more games to get some action. Here’s what you need to know.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon
5 p.m. ET Thursday, FS1
Switzerland finished third in their group at Euro 2020 but reached the quarter-finals, losing to Spain on penalties after beating France on penalties in the round of 16. Switzerland is just -130 in this case.
Uruguay vs South Korea
8 p.m. ET, FS1
This is the game with the lowest likely score. Uruguay still have Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in their squad, although Darwin Nunes is ready to take the lead at the front. Tottenham’s Heung Min Son is capable of taking over a game, especially when he finds space on the break.
Portugal vs Ghana
11 p.m. ET, Fox
How is the Manchester United turmoil affecting the Portugal squad? Captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are no longer team-mates after Ronaldo’s contract was terminated on Tuesday. Ronaldo is set to be the team’s starting striker on Thursday, although one wonders if Portugal would have an even better chance of winning the World Cup if he was on the bench.
Brazil vs. Serbia
2 p.m. ET, Fox
Serbia are not massive underdogs for the World Cup favorites due to the talent in the squad. Aleksander Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic are a strong forward duo and, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a player that has long been sought after by top clubs. We’ll still win with the Brazilians, but our preferred bet is to score less than 2.5 goals at +100.