Teams that finished group play with a flourish meet when Mexico takes on South Korea in a quarterfinals match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. After being tripped up by Japan 2-1 on Sunday, Mexico came back strong to end Group A play with a 3-0 win over South Africa. South Korea, meanwhile, lost to New Zealand in its Group B opener, but rallied to take down Romania and Honduras, outscoring those foes 10-1. Mexico leads the all-time series 8-4-2, including a 3-2 win in an international friendly on Nov. 14, 2020. South Korea holds a 2-0-2 edge over Mexico in Olympic matches since 1992.© Provided by CBS Sports
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Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Mexico as the +150 favorite (risk $100 to win $150) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Mexico vs. South Korea odds, while South Korea is the +170 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in any South Korea vs. Mexico picks or Tokyo 2020 Olympics predictions, you have to see what soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper, and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his expert soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at South Korea vs. Mexico and locked in his 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer odds and betting trends for South Korea vs. Mexico:
- South Korea vs. Mexico: Mexico -0.5 (+150)
- South Korea vs. Mexico: over-under: 2.5 goals
- South Korea vs. Mexico money line: Mexico +150, South Korea +170, Draw +210
- MEX: Mexico is 8-1-2 in 11 matches this year
- SK: South Korea won Group B with six points and a plus-nine goal differential
Why you should back Mexico
The Mexicans are making their fifth Olympic appearance since 1992, having won the gold medal in 2012 when they stunned Brazil 2-1 in London. Mexico placed ninth at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Mexico features a dangerous offensive attack, having scored eight goals thus far at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. El Tri's offense is spearheaded by Henry Martin, who scored 16 goals in 34 matches for Club America of Liga MX in 2020-21.
Also helping power the offense is forward Alexis Vega. Vega has scored a pair of goals at Tokyo, including one in Wednesday's 3-0 victory over South Africa. For his club team, Guadalajara, Vega scored two goals and added five assists this past season. He has 25 goals and 18 assists in 101 club appearances with Guadalajara and Toluca.
Why you should back South Korea
The South Koreans have had a solid two-year run despite having to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In 17 matches since the start of 2020, South Korea is 10-4-3, including a 2-1 mark at the Olympics. Midfielder Lee Kang-in has a pair of goals in the tournament, scoring in the 84th minute in a 4-0 win over Romania and in the 82nd minute in a 6-0 victory over Honduras.
The 20-year-old was named the Asian Football Confederation's Asian Young Footballer of the Year in 2019. That same year, he won the FIFA U-20 World Cup's Golden Ball Award. He has scored 10 goals in 28 appearances for the national team, including three in 2021. In 62 career matches with Valencia of La Liga, he has three goals. He made his debut with Valencia on Oct. 30, 2018, starting and playing 83 minutes in a 2-1 win over Ebro, becoming the youngest Korean soccer player to make his professional debut in Europe.
How to make Mexico vs. South Korea picks
Green has taken a close look at the South Korea vs. Mexico match from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total (2.5). He also has two strong best bets and complete analysis of this Tokyo 2020 matchup, with one of the picks providing a plus-money payout. He's only sharing those Olympic soccer picks at SportsLine.
So who wins South Korea vs. Mexico? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Saturday's South Korea vs. Mexico match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.
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