The second clash on Day 10 will see South Korea taking on Mexico at the Rostov Arena in a match between the two most impressive sides of the Group in their opening clashes.
What’s their current form?
Mexico produced the upset of the tournament so far in their first game, when they deafeted the highly fancied defending champions Germany 1-0
South Korea made Switzerland work very hard for their 1-0 victory. Switzerland’s sole goal came from a penalty an hour into the game.
South Korea: Seung-Gyu; Yong, Young-Gwon, Hyun-Soo, Min-Woo, Joo-Ho; Seon-Min, Sung-Yeung, Ja-Cheol, Seung-Woo; Heung-Min.
Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Layun, Herrera; dos Santos, Guardado, Lozano; Hernandez.
Any interesting facts I should know?
South Korea haven’t scored a goal in any of their last 3 games.
What should I be betting on?
Mexico will be strong favourites here, moreso after beating Germany in their last clash. Mexico with a low scoring win.
Mexico were brilliant both defensively and on the counter against Germany. They restricted Germany to long range efforts and cut off the supply to their front line. What made them even more effective was their ability to counter with speed down the left with Gallardo, Lozano and Chicharito. We will see a lot more of them against South Korea as Mexico will completely dominate possession. Sweden were cautious in their approach but Mexico won’t be. A win against the weakest side in the group will secure a place in the knockout stages for a 7th consecutive World Cup. The Wolf is expecting them to be relentless which makes for a very open encounter – something we have not seen much of in Russia. Both teams have found the back of the net in 8 of South Korea’s last 12 World Cup matches and they have also won 2 of their last 4 against the Mexicans. Mexico will collect all 3 points in a thriller.
TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news
What time is kick off? The game starts at 6pm (local time) on June 23. In Australia, kick-off will be at 1am on June 24th.
What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.
What’s the team news and who’s injured? South Korea will be without defender Park Joo-ho who tore his hamstring in the opening round.
Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.
What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have met ten times before, with Mexico bagging 5 wins to South Korea’s 4, with 1 match drawn. They last met in 2014 where Mexico won 4-0.