Mexico vs South Korea
2nd round in goup F between Mexico and South Korea.
No doubt Mexico made maybe the biggest surprise till the start of the tournament in Russia with the win 1:0 over the reigning WC champions of Germany. Their win could be even bigger, but missed to score from brilliant counter-attacks. So, their place in the next stage looks really close, but it goes through a required win over Korea, the weakest team in the group for sure.
Mexico form before the WC was not the best one. They mixed wins with draws and defeats and a lot of Mexican fans don't expect something big in the WC, even not to go out of the group, because all of the changes in the starting line-ups Juan Carlos Osorio made during the friendlies. Well, after such a start of the World cup, Mexican fans should be delighted.
On the other side is South Korean performance. I knew they will be one of the weakest teams in Russia, together with Panama and after the first match they proved it. They won 3 friendlies in 2018 against teams like Latvia, Moldova and Honduras.. in all of the biggest and important matches during the friendlies, they failed with losses against Poland, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Senegal. And what did they do in the start of the World cup? 1:0 loss against Sweden without a shot on target!! They have some good players in attacking positions, but they didn't prove after the first match they have the power to progress. Their team performance was more than poor and the chances for any impressive progress till the start of the match against Mexico look very low. Yeah, they need something really impressive, a miracle to be equal to Mexico.
Still I don't believe Mexico will beat South Korea with such a big difference. Have the feeling they will do it with compact display as it was against Germany and minimal win 1:0.
Mexico vs South Korea prediction
|Mexico||Bet365||1.70||9||2-1 WON (+6.3 units)|