South Korea v Mexico Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

Matthias Hangst
After opening their campaign with a stunning win against Germany, our tipster is expecting more of the same from El Tri in Saturday's Group F game

Mexico meet South Korea in World Cup Group F on Saturday afternoon.

These two teams experienced contrasting fortunes in their opening group game, with South Korea losing 1-0 to Sweden while Mexico enjoyed a magnificent 1-0 win against defending champions Germany.

Latest odds

It is, therefore, no real surprise that El Tri are chalked up as 7/10 (1.70) favourites with bet365 to take a significant stride towards the knockout stages with a win.

Korea will be desperate to get their campaign back on track but they are out at 19/4 (5.75) to claim a vital victory here.

Jaesung Lee South Korea Sebastian Larsson Sweden 2018 World Cup

The same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that these two teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Team news

Hirving Lozano and Javier Hernandez linked up to great effect against Germany and look set to start once again here.

Park Joo-Ho limped off in the first half against Sweden and the 31-year-old defender will miss the remainder of the competition.

A tight tussle?

There have been fewer than three goals scored in each of Mexico's last five fixtures and bet365 go 8/13 (1.62) that the trend continues here.

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The same firm go 4/6 (1.67) that either side fails to find the net - a selection that would have landed in El Tri's last eight outings. Korea, meanwhile, have failed to score in each of their last three games.


Korea's lacklustre performance against Sweden offers little encouragement ahead of their meeting with Mexico.

El Tri turned on the style against Germany and bet365's 6/4 (2.50) quote for Juan Carlos Osorio's side to win without conceding could represent good value for punters ahead of Saturday's showdown.

The selection would have landed in eight of the last nine matches that Mexico have won.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Mexico to win to nil at 6/4 (2.50) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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