South Korea vs Mexico | World Cup 2018 Betting Tip
Action in Group F continues this weekend, with South Korea and Mexico going head-to-head in Rostov. Three points separate the duo in the standings after the opening round of matches, with South Korea knowing that another defeat will end their chances of qualifying for the latter stages of the competition.
South Korea take on Mexico at the Rostov Arena on Saturday evening, with the away side looking to confirm their place in the knockout phase of the competition with a win. However, with South Korea knowing that they must avoid defeat in order to aid their qualifying chances, it promises to be an entertaining encounter. Despite Mexico being the favourites for victory following their victory over reigning world champions Germany, there are still some attractive betting markets worth utilising. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with South Korea.
South Korea Team News & Form
Following their narrow defeat against Sweden, South Korea could well choose to adopt a more well-rounded formation against Mexico, with the Asian side having shown little attacking threat in their opening match. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min will need to be more involved if South Korea are to have any chance of claiming all three points, while wonderkid Lee Seung-woo will be hoping to earn more minutes in the tournament.
Mexico Team News & Form
A goal from PSV’s Hirving Lozano was enough to hand Mexico a famous victory over Germany in their opening Group F match, with the Central American’s having impressed with their counter-attacking style against the 2014 World Cup winners. The likes of Javier Hernandez, Hector Herrera and Lozano are once again expected to line up for Juan Carlos Osorio’s side, with Mexico having seemingly put their indifferent pre-tournament form behind them.
South Korea vs Mexico Head to Head
The two nations have met 11 times in the past, with Mexico having won six of such encounters, as well as registering a single draw in the process. However, the last clash between the duo came back in 2014, when Mexico ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in a friendly match. Before this match however, South Korea had recorded three consecutive wins over Mexico, including successes in the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup.
South Korea vs Mexico Betting Odds and Predictions
Their performance in their opening fixture in Russia means that it comes as little surprise that it is Mexico who are the firm favourites for victory with all major online bookmakers. The Central American’s are available to back at odds of 7/10 with William Hill, while South Korea are priced at 19/4 on the same platform to claim their first 2018 World Cup victory. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is available at 11/4 with Paddy Power.
Top South Korea vs Mexico Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to simply bet on Mexico to claim all three points in Rostov, a market is available at a best price of 7/10 with 888Sport.