South Korea clashes with Ghana in a crucial game in 2022 FIFA World Cup Group G action on Monday.
South Korea fought to a valuable 0-0 draw against Uruguay, displaying a lot of tactical order while Ghana took Portugal to the limit and deserved more in their 3-2 loss on Thursday.
The player to watch in this game is Son Heung-Min, who has three goals and two assists in 13 Premier League games with Tottenham Hotspur this season. AccuScore gives Son Heung-Min a 50.6 percent chance to score against Ghana. He has 52 SCA and 6 GCA in 13 Premier League games with Tottenham Hotspur this season.
FBRef defines SCA as “the two offensive actions leading directly to a shot, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” GCA is “the two offensive actions leading directly to a goal, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• South Korea 2.60
• Ghana 3.05
• Draw 3.20
• South Korea 0 (2.01)
• Ghana 0 (1.91)
• Over 2 (1.83)
• Under 2 (2.07)
Key Points to Consider
Head-to-Head: These two teams last met in international friendly action on June 9, 2014 and Ghana won 4-0.
For South Korea, Son Heung-Min has a 50.6 percent chance to score. He averages 3.08 shots overall per sim, 2.04 shots on goal per and 0.69 goals per sim.
For Ghana, Iñaki Williams has a 27.8 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.38 shots overall per sim, 0.57 shots on goal per and 0.32 goals per sim.
I was impressed by Ghana’s performance against Portugal and now they have a must-win game against South Korea. While I like Ghana, South Korea is a formidable opponent with very talented players and they can get the job done here.
South Korea 2.60
Two-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on South Korea in this one. Average score in simulations is South Korea 1.82 to Ghana 0.96.