Stadium: Rostov Arena
Mexico pulled off the biggest upset of Russia 2018 so far by beating Germany and have a golden opportunity to build on that when facing South Korea.
The Taegeuk Warriors went into the World Cup in poor form and showed few promising signs in an opening loss to Sweden.
We’re snapping up 6/5 for El Tri to win to nil as our first South Korea vs Mexico prediction.
A Look At South Korea’s Betting Odds
South Korea only went down to a 65th-minute Andreas Granqvist penalty in Nizhny Novgorod, but they were second best to Sweden in almost every department.
Head coach Shin Tae-yong put a big emphasis on trying to negate the Scandinavians’ physicality, only for his side to lack fluency when in possession.
He said: “We were worried about the height of the players and I think we became a little bit too subdued. That is probably why the Sweden goalkeeper was so under-employed.”
The Taegeuk Warriors had only beaten Honduras from half a dozen previous friendlies and have now gone six matches without a win at World Cup tournaments.
A Look At Mexico’s Betting Odds
Mexico played some slick football versus Germany and were good value for their 1-0 win, secured courtesy of Hirving Lozano’s 35th-minute strike after a swift counter-attack.
Guillermo Ochoa did well to tip a Toni Kroos free-kick onto the bar as the defending champions pushed for an equaliser and Julian Brandt hit the outside of the post late on.
However, El Tri impressed with their slick movement on the break and deserved to pick up all three points.
Manager Juan Carlos Osorio beamed: “I told them to play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.
“We played with great intelligence and hit them on the counter attack – we actually could have scored earlier and, with all respect to Germany, we were the better team in the first half.”
If El Tri show the same pace, passion and positivity here, 3/2 for them to win by more than one goal is worth adding to our South Korea vs Mexico betting tips.
Sweden 1-0 SOUTH KOREA
Germany 0-1 MEXICO – Lozano
Head-to-head: Mexico 4-0 South Korea, Mexico 0-1 South Korea, Mexico 0-0 South Korea, South Korea 2-1 Mexico
Group F Standings