South Korea v Mexico Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

El Tri to make it two wins from two

Mexico v South Korea- World Cup 2018

South Korea v Mexico Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 23rd June – 4.00 p.m

What a result it was that Mexico produced against Germany in their opener. Not many will have pegged El Tri to come away with a 1-0 win over the World Champions, but they were good value for it. That sets them up so well now on their quest to reach the knockout phase. Next up for them is South Korea who lost their opener and our predictions for South Korea v Mexico can only see more joy coming for the Central Americans.

South Korea News and Form

South Korea are playing catch up in Group F at the 2018 World Cup after losing against Sweden in their opening game. They didn’t manage a shot on target in the entire match. So now they have to dig deep to pull themselves back into contention but they are not a side running in any great form at all as they have gone W1 D1 L4 in their last six games.

South Korea v Mexico World Cup 2018 Infographic

So they may struggle to get ahead of steam going against a positive Mexico side. Because South Korea doesn’t look a big threat then both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). That does help out a bit in our South Korea v Mexico predictions as we can we can see decent value at 6/4 on Mexico to win to nil* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). They always looked as if they were going to be on the periphery of things in this group and that is probably what is going to pan out.

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Mexico News and Form

Mexico were one of the star performers of the first round of group stage matches at the 2018 World Cup and that is because they pulled out a shock 1-0 win over the reigning World Champions Germany. That was a huge result which sets them up very well now in Group F. El Tri now can secure qualification to the round of sixteen if they can make it back to back wins and then they wouldn’t have to much stress ahead of their final game which is against Sweden. The incentive is certainly there for Mexico because topping this group will probably mean that they avoid Brazil in the first knockout stage. In the bet365 correct score market a Mexico 1-0 is at 5/1 odds which does appeal in our South Korea v Mexico predictions while a 2-0 for El Tri is at 13/2* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.). After their superb work against Germany, it is going to be all about just getting the win on the board and that’s it in this one.

It would be a disaster if they let that win over Germany go to waste. Mexico have a W3 D1 L2 record in their last six games, which wasn’t fantastic form but they produced such a competent and spirited display against Germany. They were very quick on the break and their direct running really had the Germans under some pressure at the back. They should have an easier time of things going forward against South Korea. Hirving Lozano got the goal against Germany and was so impressive in his attacking role. He is the 2/1 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match* (Betting Odds were taken from June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.) and he will draw plenty of interest in Mexico v South Korea predictions. In each of their last six World Cup appearances, Mexico have made it through to the knockout stage and they are set up well to make a repeat of that.

South Korea v Mexico Head to Head

There is a lot of history between these two sides actually with Mexico holding a W7 D2 L2 record against the Asians. This is their first meeting since a 2014 friendly which Mexico won 4-0. The two have met before at the World Cup as they were together in the 1994 edition with Mexico running out 3-1 winners.

South Korea v Mexico Betting Odds*

Mexico 4/6
Draw 14/6
South Korea 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 21st, 2018 at 00:21 a.m.)

South Korea v Mexico Predictions

We are going to keep things simple for our South Korea v Mexico predictions and go for the Central Americans in the match outright. There was not a tremendous amount of quality coming from the Asians in their first game and we can see Mexicans easing to another three points.