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Korea Republic vs Morocco

South Korea to win 2-0 against Morocco- 11/2!


At 11/2, a £10 bet would return £65!

Korea Republic vs Morocco

July 30, 2023

5:30 am GMT+1

Korea Republic vs Morocco match preview

Group H’s two beaten teams from matchday one go head-to-head in a must win match for both in Adelaide.

On Monday, Morocco made their World Cup debut, but suffered a serious reality check in Melbourne, smashed 6-0 by two-times world champions Germany.

The low-lights of the night began for the Atlas Lionesses just 21 seconds into the second half, when some calamitous defending gifted the Germans a third.

After that though, it did get worse, Hanane Aït El Haj and Zineb Redouani both responsible for own goals, with Reynald Pedros’ side on the wrong of the heftiest defeat of this tournament so far.

As debutants, Morocco came into this tournament with pretty low expectations, but are hoping their two remaining group fixtures will be more evenly matched.

Korea Republic meantime kicked off their antipodean adventure against Colombia on Tuesday afternoon, and were very disappointing in a 2-0 defeat.

Colombia’s opener came from the penalty spot, Shim Seo-yeon harshly penalised for handball, before, not long after, goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul fumbled a tame shot as las Chicas Superpoderosas secured the points.

Going forward, the Taegeuk Ladies were very underwhelming, rarely threatening and mustering a measly xG figure of just 0.3 in Sydney.

Colin Bell’s team came into this competition with high-hopes, but South Korea are now fearing a second successive World Cup group phase exit, having lost all three matches in France four years ago.

In fact, Korea Republic’s sole World Cup victory, to date, came against Spain in 2015, with this their best chance to add to that this summer.

Who will get off the mark at Hindmarsh Stadium?

Korea Republic team news

Yoon Young-geul surprisingly got the nod in goal against Colombia but, having made a calamitous error, Kim Jung-mi could be reinstated between the sticks here.

Casey Phair came off the bench in that opener, becoming the youngest-ever player in World Cup history, this coming a mere 26 days after her 16th birthday.

Chelsea legend Ji So-yun remains this teams star, so can she bag her second World Cup goal, having netted against Costa Rica eight years ago?

Predicted XI (3-4-3): Kim Jung-mi; Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Shim Seo-yeon; Choo Hyo-joo, Cho So-hyun, Ji So-yun, Jang Sel-gi; Choe Yu-ri, Lee Geum-min, Son Hwa-yeon.

Morocco teams news

20 year old Nesryne El Chad is likely to come in at centre-back. after both Hanane Aït El Haj and Zineb Redouani both scored own goals against Germany.

Reynald Pedros switched to a back five for that opener, but could revert back to a four here.

Should defender Nouhaïla Benzina feature, she’d became the first player to play at a World Cup whilst wearing a hijab.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Er-Rmichi; Redouani, Aït El Haj, El Chad, Seghir; Kassi, Chebbak, Amani; Lahmari, Tagnaout, Ayane.

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