The Mexicans will be elated with their win over the Germans, making them lively contenders now at this World Cup and favourites to top Group F. This will be a much easier task for them against a South Korean side that came off second best to Sweden in their opener, failing to manage a single shot on target in the process. That match had just one goal in and we expect to see a similar picture in this, as the Koreans have now had fewer than three goals in nine of their 10 major tournament matches since the beginning of the World Cup in 2014 and six of these saw fewer than two goals. Mexico although they’ve been impressive rarely hammer teams as they’ve scored more than twice in just one of their nine matches since qualifying as the rest had fewer than three strikes.
Juan Osorio’s men have now won five of their last eight matches with each of these wins being to nil. Moreover, against teams between 40th-50th in our rankings (South Korea 45th) they’ve won four of their six unbeaten matches since the start of the 2014 World Cup, winning without conceding in half of theses. Korea on the other hand, have lost five of their last six matches against teams we rank in the world’s top 15 (Mexico 13th), losing to nil in half.
Anything but a win here will end South Korea’s World Cup campaign and we wouldn’t be surprised to see them go down in a similar vein as their opener and the 1-0 scoreline has also landed in favour of Mexico in half of their last eight matches.