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South Korea vs Mexico betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

South Korea vs Mexico prediction: South Korea 0-1 Mexico

Mexico are looking to follow up their historic win over World Champions Germany with a win over South Korea which could push them closer to progression.

With their recent result in mind, Juan Carlos Osorio and his men would be disappointed with anything less than three points.

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South Korea vs Mexico: Who will win?

Following their first game defeat to Sweden, South Korea go into the game as the underdog at odds of 19/4 with bet365.

A Mexico win is currently at odds of 7/10, with a draw being priced at 11/4.

With that in mind, unless you are feeling confident with South Korea, it’s best looking to the goalscoring prices.

You can get Mexico’s hero in the first game against Germany, Hirving Lozano, to score first at very attractive odds of 11/2.

A popular scoreline in the World Cup this year is 1-0 and you can also get Mexico to win with that scoreline at 5/1.


Hirving Lozano

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 08: Hirving Lozano #8 of Mexico runs with the ball ahead of David Thor Vidarsson #10 of Iceland during their exhibition match at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico won 1-0. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


South Korea vs Mexico match preview

The main story going into this game is that Mexico have the chance to solidify their standing in Group F.

After their shock win over Germany, they are favourites to qualify out of their group, possibly with the world champions.

They do have one contender for that spot, however, and it is Sweden who defeated South Korea in their first 2018 World Cup game.

That means that both sides are tied in first, but with the Swedes facing off against Germany, Juan Carlos Osorio’s side have a big opportunity to get themselves ahead.

Then, all they would need is to draw with Sweden in their final game to secure qualification and should they win, qualify top of their group!

That is no easy task but going into the game against South Korea, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on March 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

South Korea’s poor showing against Sweden

Sweden did have to fight for their win over South Korea but the Asian side hardly put up a fight going forward.

Despite having players such as Heung Min-Son, South Korea were unable to muster a single shot on target all game.

If Mexico’s defence were able to hold out against one of the best attacks in world football, then they shouldn’t have too much trouble here.

Add that to the lightning quick and threatening attack that Mexico has and you can’t see there being any other result other than a Mexico win.

Though, expect it to still be a close affair.

Many games in this tournament have been played out as 1-0’s and it seems to be a very popular scoreline.


(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korea team news v Mexico

Full-back Park Joo-ho looks to be a doubt going into the game after sustaining a knock in the game against Sweden.

Kim Min-woo is likely to be the man that replaces him but he might not be the only change.

That is because after the disappointing performance against Sweden, manager Shin Tae-yong could be ready to make some big changes to his side.

Mexico team news v South Korea

There are no new injury worries for Mexico following the game against Germany.

Also, following that performance, it is extremely unlikely that manager Juan Carlos Osorio will make any changes unless he really needs to.

South Korea predicted starting XI v Mexico

Mexico predicted starting XI v South Korea

Mexico videos pre South Korea

South Korea videos & social media posts pre Mexico

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Mexico to beat South Korea & both teams to score: 16/5