Republic of Korea - Mexico 23.06.2018Free soccer predictions
South Korea "In the first round, the Koreans lost with a minimum score of 0: 1 of the Swedish team. The only goal was scored in the 65th minute of the penalty kick, which was implemented by Andreas Granqvist. In the final part of the world championship Sin Tae Yong's wards came from second place in Group A at the stage of the third round of Asian selection. The first position was in the team of Iran. Koreans from ten matches won four, three lost and three finished in a draw. Before the trip to Russia, the "Asian Tigers" since the beginning of the year had conducted nine friendly matches, which had three wins, two draws and four defeats, but mostly mediocre teams were the rivals. "Mexico" Mexicans created the main sensation in the current tournament, when they beat 1: 0 with the current world champions - the Germans. The only goal on the account of the forward of the Netherlands "PSV" Irving Lozano, who was scored in the 35th minute of the meeting. Recall that qualifications in the CONCACAF zone "tricolor" finished in the first place, having in ten games, six wins, three draws and one defeat. Of the eight friendly matches that preceded the trip to the World Cup, the wards of Juan Carlos Osorio won four, two drew and two lost. It should be noted that the draw is 3: 3 in a duel with one of the favorites of the current championship - the national team of Belgium. Forecast for the match: "South Korea" - "Mexico" from experts masters-bet Objectively, the national team of Mexico is superior to its rival in terms of both composition and results of the last matches. Thus, in this confrontation, the victory should be for the Latin American team, which is unlikely to want to lose points before the fight with the uncomfortable Swedish team.
The next fight of the Saturday will be the confrontation between South Korea and Mexico. Teams will converge in the second round of the group stage of the World Cup and will compete for the important three points. Will take this battle "Rostov-Arena", which is in the city of the same name. Bookmakers have exposed a line in which South Americans are the favorites of the pair.
You should not be surprised, because the guys take the leading position in their group, while their opponent is firmly seated at the bottom. Mexicans have excellent chances of reaching the next stage of the tournament, because they have already played and even beat the main opponent in the quartet - the German national team. Victoria in the reporting meeting will allow them not to particularly worry about the result of their third game.
Even during the Asian selection, "Daeju warriors" did not stand out. Their statistical indicators were at a fairly average level. Blows - 10.7 per match, corner - 5.2. Even for violations, the South Koreans "sat" somewhere in the middle of the table - 13.13 fouls on average.
But South Korea also had its own peculiarity. This is a possession. Wards Sin Tae Yong love to control the ball and did it best during qualifying matches - on average, "Asian tigers" owned the ball 64% of playing time.
However, in the first round of the Mundialya vs. Sweden, the control hardly reached 47%. In the first half was about 39%. And no sensible counterattack - 0 hit the target. Nevertheless, we think that Sin Tae Yong will try to return to the favorite model of the game already in the nearest match.
Concerning the control of the ball. Team Mexico is not the team that seeks to keep the threads of the game in their hands. Their average possession was 50%, but this figure is rather "forced", because in North America there are few teams that can compete with the Mexicans in composition.
Against the Germans, the issue of control has disappeared from the first minutes - the Bundesmannschaft loves and knows how to roll the ball long and well. However, "green" a lot and it was not necessary: only for the first time the "tricolor" conducted a series of dangerous attacks, which ended with ten blows.
One of the blows was Irving Lozano, about which we wrote the material before the start of the world championship. Here is a young midfielder that justifies our praise.
But the rest of the players attacking the Mexican team are very fast-paced players - from them, too, you can expect a "gift" for Asians.
We knowingly talked about controlling the ball. The fact is that if Korea still dares to gain a territorial advantage - Mexico will again be in the most favorable conditions for itself. The gaps in the defensive arrangements of the Asians will definitely be. "Greens" catch them at a time.
Perhaps a little bold and risky, but we offer to put the "P2" for 1.70.
"Asian Tigers" started the tournament in Russia with a defeat of the Swedish national team 0: 1. "Blue-yellow" completely outplayed the wards Sin Tae Yong: 15-5 on the blows. In this case, football players of South Korea have never hit the opponent's goal.
The remaining components seemed to be competitive: on the angular 6-5, on penalties 21-20. Confuses a large number of fouls. If, for the Asian selection, "Daeju warriors" on average violated the rules 13.13 times, then in a duel with Sweden - 23 times! However, there were also the usual elements of the game of South Koreans. This is a low landing of all players. For all 90 minutes, Asians only once caught the Swedes in an offside trap. Themselves in it never hit.
Mexicans gave one of the most important sensations of the current tournament in Russia. Victory over Germany, albeit minimal, but quite deserved.
The first time in the performance of the "tricolor" was simply gorgeous. The arrangement of 4-2-3-1 was perfect for countering the German attack and contributing to its own. For the first time the national team of Mexico ten times had a chance to score. Almost everything is after counterattacks.
As a counteraction, the "green" chose a low pressure on their own half, which resulted in a small number of offsides for Lev's players - only one. However, this is typical for the team from North America.
On average, the national team of South Korea fell into the offside 1.28 times. Rivals caught on average once per game. Such a low location Sin Tae Yong considers the most profitable for his team. Mexicans are a faster team.
But they do not indulge in high pressure very often. The average number of offsides they have is at the level of 1.8 per game. The rival is caught even less often - 1.6 times per game. There is a second round, therefore we do not think that the coaches will change something in tactics.