South Korea go up against Ghana this coming Monday in their second outing in the World Cup group stage. With all scenarios still open, we are looking ahead to an exciting encounter.
South Korea sit as number two with one point following their opening group match, with Ghana having zero points as number four. Ghana are taking on number 61 in the FIFA world ranking, with the home side sitting as number 28.
South Korea could perhaps, and it is a big perhaps, squeeze their way into second place if all the stars align. The most likely scenario though will be for them to head home after the first three matches.
Ghana fought very well against Portugal and was the first African nation to score at the World Cup. Defensive woes let them down, though and they'll be wary of the threat Heung-Min Son pose.
South Korea vs Ghana Prediction
South Korea Form
In their last three matches, South Korea won 1-0 and 1-0 against first Cameroon then Iceland, before drawing 0-0 against Uruguay. South Korea were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings.
South Korea scored 18 while allowing eight goals against in the past ten matches. They claimed a clean sheet six times on the way.
Despite losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last three matches for Ghana. They first took out Nicaragua by 0-1 before downing Switzerland by 0-2. The winning streak came to an end against Portugal, who ran out 3-2 winners. Ghana were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing zero of the games. They suffered four defeats as well.
Ghana are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming match in the World Cup, as they show off very handsome numbers from their previous ten games. They scored two times on average per match, for a total of 20 goals. They also let in 17 goals goals, leaving an average of 1.7 per match. Furthermore, they fought their way to a clean sheet five times.
South Korea came through the opening round with a goalless draw against Uruguay. No doubt they went into their opener gunning for a bit more, but at least they started off the World Cup by not losing, which is always nice. Ghana fought tooth and nail in a thrilling group opener before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat against Portugal. Scoring twice was good, but conceding that many goals must be cause for concern before their upcoming fixtures.
South Korea vs Ghana Stats
- In the last 3 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- South Korea have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- South Korea have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- In the last 3 South Korea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Ghana have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Ghana matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
South Korea vs Ghana Lineups
South Korea vs Ghana Betting Tips
With another World Cup season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both South Korea and Ghana. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, South Korea won six times, drew three and lost one time. Ghana claimed six wins, drew zero times and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for South Korea, who scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Ghana, who managed to score two times in those matches. South Korea's last 3 matches had less than three goals.
In the last four encounters between South Korea and Ghana over 2.5 goals came out four times, as South Korea averaged one goal a game. Ghana scored an average of 2.75 goals in these, while both teams scored three times.
Interestingly, Ghana scored the opening goal of the match in just two of their last ten games. South Korea have not conceded a goal in three consecutive games. Of the previous 10 outings, South Korea scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in two of their last 10 games.