Mexico need to forget about Germany win

Mexico caused the biggest upset of 2018 FIFA World Cup by beating defending champions Germany 1-0.

The El Tri at their 7th consecutive World Cup appearance can reach the round of 16 of the competition for as many times in a row with a win against South Korea on Friday.

The teams share 2 wins and 1 draw from their 5 overall meetings spread across various tournaments.

Their lone meeting in a World Cup came back in the 1986 edition hosted at Mexico. The El Tri run rout with a 3-1 win on that occasion.

Their most recent meeting was in a friendly in 2014 and Mexico bagged a comfortable 4-0 win.

It was brilliant all-round performance that helped Mexico trump Germany to three points in their opening group game. While, the number of scoring chances created was impressive, the finishing must improve and I expect to see this on Friday.

Meantime, Korea are too defensive and one-dimensional in their approach to attack. They saw plenty of ball in the closing stages of the match against Sweden, but hardly put one inside the penalty box.

It is clear that Mexico are a bigger attacking threat than Sweden and they will score at some point. Korea are too numb going forward, nor do they have the security of a secure defense.

Therefore, we foresee the Mexicans grab another win and put pressure on Germany and Sweden who will go head-to-head later that day.

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