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Mexico Slightly Favored in Matchup Between Group C Heavyweights

Mexico and South Korea will battle for Group C supremacy today in their final preliminary match of the Olympics. This is shaping up to be one of the best fixtures of group play as the two teams match up against each other very well.

  • Mexico is trying to defend their gold medal from the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Both teams have beaten Fiji and drawn Germany through their first 2 matches.
  • South Korea has a 4-goal differential advantage over Mexico heading into this game.

Although these teams have gotten similar results, South Korea was able to get eight goals against a weak Fiji squad that Mexico beat 5-1. That’s where the four-goal differential advantage came from and if these teams draw today, the South Koreans will place first in the group.

The betting lines for this one are extremely tight but Mexico is slightly favored in moneyline markets. Bovada has the Mexicans as +150 favorites and South Korea as the small +165 underdog.

South Korea only needs a draw in this one so they may play things pretty close to the chest so don’t expect a wide-open contest with plenty of scoring opportunities. I can see this game easily staying under the 2.5 goal total and ending with a score of 1-0 or 1-1.

South Korea vs Mexico
South Korea+1652.5 (-140) OVER
Mexico+1502.5 (+110) UNDER

Odds as of August 10 at Bovada