The golden summer of South Korea is now 16 years behind when they hosted the world cup along with Japan in 2002 and went on reaching the semis in their home ground without much hassle. They were in great form in that tournament as they beat Poland, Portugal, Italy and Spain to meet Germany in the semis. They should have conquered the remaining European nation in the world cup but Oliver Kahn had other ideas as they fell short of the Germans by one goal. Since that moment, South Korea might have wanted to repeat the same but they failed and has been on a 7 match winless streak in the world cup at the moment and it is believed that it will be 8 matches in a row because the Mexican side is looking too good at the moment after defeating the defending champions of the 2014 World Cup. Mexico, however, would play the same team that helped them win against the European giants like Germany and this game would be walking in a park for them. But this world cup is full of surprises so it would not be easy to write the Koreans off easily.

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of South Korea winning this game is 19/4, odds of drawing this game is 11/4 and the odds of Mexico winning this game is 7/10. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for South Korea emerging out victorious are 5 and probability for a draw is 5/2 and for Mexico to win the odds are 7/10. Betfair odd for South Korea is 5, for Mexico is 8/11 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 11/4.

 

Team News:

The only injury concerns at the moment for the Koreans are Park Joo-Ho and he is most likey to be replaced by Kim Min Woo in the left back with Ki Sung-yeung is expected to deputise in the midfield for the South Koreans.

Mexico will field the same team that has won against the Germans and there is no point of changing the team in this game. They are most likely to make some tactical changes but the playing 11 would be the same.

 

Recent Form:

Mexico:  W L W D L W

South Korea:  L L D L W L

 

Predictions:

Mexico is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If South Korea has to win then it would fall on Heung Min Son and if Mexico wins, it will be Javier Hernandez.