South Korea vs Mexico: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
This match is over.
Final score: South Korea 1-2 Mexico
For the match – South Korea vs Germany.
For the match – Mexico vs Sweden.
23rd June 2018 – 16:00 GMT
Group F – Rostov Arena Stadium – TV: ITV
Germany are the odds-on favourites to progress from Group F which leaves the remaining three sides all competing for a single spot. Mexico regularly qualify for the last 16 and have progressed in each of their last six World Cup appearances. They will be hoping to secure three points against South Korea and put themselves in the driving seat ahead of their final group game.
South Korea vs Mexico Predictions
It was the perfect start for Mexico and they will be keen to make it successive victories at the 2018 World Cup. Germany were below par but Mexico were good value for their victory and they should be able to beat South Korea. Shin Tae-Yong were second best against Sweden but they did create chances towards the end of the game. They defended competently throughout the majority of the 90 minutes but Mexico are likely to edge this. El Tri can be backed at 39/40 with Betfair.
South Korea vs Mexico Preview
South Korea put up a decent fight against Sweden but were unable to pick up any points against Janne Andersson’s side. They put the pressure on their opponents in the final 20 minutes but couldn’t find a killer touch. Son Heung-Min was relatively quiet with Sweden’s back-line largely marking him out of the game. Shin Tae-Yong has been criticised by some fans for getting his tactics wrong and he will be hoping to make amends for that during their second Group F game.
Mexico pulled off the shock of the tournament by beating Germany in their opening Group F encounter and they’ve put themselves in a wonderful position at the top of the table. Hirving Lozano’s goal proved enough to secure three points and they will fancy their chances of picking up a second successive victory. Confidence had not been particularly high amongst supporters prior to that morale-boosting victory but they can virtually secure their place in the knock-out round with a win here.
South Korea vs Mexico Both Teams to Score Prediction
South Korea looked much better in the second half following the introduction of Lee Seung-Woo and they will have to be more attacking in this game. Their final Group F game will be against Germany and they must pick up something from this encounter. Mexico kept a clean sheet against Germany but they are always a bit susceptible at the back, especially without Diego Reyes. Both Teams to Score? Yes is 23/18 with 888Sport and looks a decent option in this game.
South Korea vs Mexico Correct Score Prediction
Mexico look likely to win this tie but it won’t be a comfortable victory. They will have to work hard throughout the 90 minutes and it may take just one moment of magic to unlock the Korean defence. A 1-2 scoreline is one of the more likely outcomes and it can be backed with 888Sport.
South Korea vs Mexico Odds
Group F Standings
- South Korea didn’t manage a single shot-on-target against Sweden
- Mexico only had 34% possession against Germany but still won 1-0.
- Mexico have qualified for the round of 16 in each of their last six World Cups.
- Mexico to qualify for the knock-out round is 11/17 with 888Sport.
- South Korea didn’t win a single game at the 2014 World Cup
- 1954 was the last time that South Korea failed to score a goal at this tournament
Head to Head
These two sides have met six times with each side winning twice inside 90 minutes. It’s finished all square on two occasions with the last stalemate arriving in the CONCACAF Gold Cup back in 2002.
Mexico 4-0 South Korea – 30/01/2014
Mexico 0-1 South Korea – 16/02/2006
Mexico 0-0 South Korea – 26/01/2002
South Korea 2-1 Mexico – 01/06/2001
World Cup Qualifying
South Korea finished second in Group A during the third round of the AFC Qualifying. They finished seven points behind long-time leaders Iran but only won four of their ten matches. A lack of firepower was their primary problem with just 11 goals throughout their qualifying campaign.
Koo Ja-cheol – 2 Goals – 750/1 with 10Bet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Ki Sung-yeung – 2 Goals
Mexico rarely broke sweat during qualifying and easily booked their place at the tournament. They finished top of the CONCACAF qualifying group, five points ahead of Costa Rica. They netted 16 times during qualifying and conceded on just seven occasions.
Hirving Lozano – 3 Goals – 125/1 with 10Bet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Carlos Vela – 2 Goals – 500/1 with 888Sport to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Javier Hernandez – 2 Goals – 150/1 with Bet365 to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Goalkeepers – Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Cho Hyun-woo.
Defenders – Kim Yong-gwon, Jang Hyun-soo, Jung Seung-hyun, Yun Yong-sun, Oh Ban-Suk, Kim Min-woo, Park Joo-ho, Hong Chul, Go Yo-han, Lee Yong.
Midfielders – Ki Sung-yeung, Jung Woo-young, Ju Se-jong, Ku Ja-cheol, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Seung-woo, Moon Seon-min.
Forwards – Kim Shin-wook, Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan.
Goalkeepers – Guillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera.
Defenders – Carlos Salcedo, Diego Reyes, Hector Moreno, Hugo Ayala, Edson Alvarez, Jesus Gallardo, Miguel Layun.
Midfielders – Rafael Marquez, Hector Herrera, Jonathon Dos Santos, Giovani Dos Santos, Andres Guardado, Marco Fabian,
Forwards – Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta, Jesus Manuel Corona, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano, Javier Aquino.
16:00 – Rostov-on-Don Stadium