Mexico v South Korea 2018 World Cup Group F Betting Analysis
- When: Saturday, June 23rd, 6:00 p.m. (Local Time)
- Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
- TV / Live Stream: Fox Sports / Fox Sports Go
- 2018 World Cup Group F Betting Odds: Mexico -152 / South Korea +492 / Draw +263
Team Profiles (Mexico/South Korea)
- Confederation: CONCACAF / AFC
- Head coach: Juan Carlos Osorio / Shin Tae-Yong
- Captain: Andrés Guardado / Ki Sung-Yueng
- FIFA Ranking: 15 / 57
- World Cup Appearances: 16 / 10
Previous MatchesThe only previous World Cup meeting between South Korea and Mexico came in 1998, with the Central Americans recording a 3-1 win in the group stages. Mexico has also won all three of their World Cup games against Asian opponents while scoring seven goals and allowing just a pair. Mexico has lost just two of their last 18 World Cup group stage matches (W9 D7).
- South Korea is winless in their last seven World Cup matches (D2 L5), losing their last three in a row.
- South Korea has also failed to score in each of their last two World Cup matches, although it should be noted that they have never gone three consecutive matches without scoring a goal in the globally beloved event.
- Mexico has not won consecutive matches at the World Cup since 2002 when they beat Croatia and Ecuador in their first two group matches that year.
- South Korea actually recorded up more yellow cards (2) than shots on target (0) in their opening group game versus Sweden.
- South Korea has also failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 13 World Cup matches while dropping each of their last seven matches.
Rafa Making HistoryRafael Marquez appeared in the opening match for Mexico, making him the third player to play in five separate World Cup tournaments (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) after Mexico’s Antonio Carbajal and Germany’s Lothar Matthäus. Marquez was aged 39 years and 124 days in his substitute appearance against Germany, which made him the oldest outfield player to appear in a World Cup match since Roger Milla (42 years, 38 days) played for Cameroon versus Russia in 1994.
- 13-G. Ochoa
- 2-H. Ayala
- 15-H. Moreno
- 7-M. Layún
- 3-C. Salcedo
- 18-A. Guardado
- 16-H. Herrera
- 23-J. Gallardo
- 11-C. Vela
- 14-J. Hernández
- 22-H. Lozano
- 23-Cho Hyun-Woo
- 6-Park Joo-Ho
- 19-Kim Young-Gwon
- 2-Lee Yong
- 20-Jang Hyun-Soo
- 16-Ki Sung-Yeung
- 13-Koo Ja-Cheol
- 17-Lee Jae-Sung II
- 9-Kim Shin-Wook
- 7-Son Heung-Min
- 11-Hwang Hee-Chan