South Korea and Morocco lock horns at Coopers Stadium in the Women’s World Cup on July 30, with both sides searching for their first points in Group H. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup 2023.
South Korea: Disappointing Start
South Korea’s third successive appearance in the Women’s World Cup 2023 got off to a disappointing start. Despite starting as the favorites, they failed to find the back of the net in the 2-0 Group H defeat to Colombia. All of that previous experience on football’s biggest stage is yet to pay dividends for the Koreans, with the defeat to the South Americans being their ninth loss in 11 World Cup games.
They will desperately be looking to bounce back and replicate their pre-tournament form, where they recorded three wins in a row. There’s no doubt that South Korea is the favorite here, but that’s not a reason to get carried away.
South Korea’s joint-most capped player Cho So-hyun has scored her country’s opener in four of her last six international outings, so if you’re looking for an anytime goalscorer, she is the player to watch and include in your soccer picks and parlays. South Korea has few injury issues to contend with ahead of their second group game, though they might field some fresh faces following their loss to Colombia.
Morocco: Poor Run of Form
Morocco has the advantage of an extra day’s rest, having played their group opener the day prior to the South Koreans, although the lack of confidence from the 6-0 embarrassment handed by Germany may still be lingering in the dressing room.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Rosella Ayane will be looking to fire Morocco to victory. She’s won all but one of the international matches in which she contributed on the scoresheet. Still, if you’re betting online, you shouldn’t back to Morocco here. They look lost, without knowing what system to play.
Morocco hasn’t reported any fresh injuries ahead of Sunday’s game, though it will be interesting to see if they stick with the same players that performed so poorly against Germany. Chances on goal are conspicuous by their absence, and creating them away from their own turf has proved to be a challenge.
South Korea vs Morocco Head-to-Head
South Korea has scored an average of 2.5 goals in their last 19 matches across all competitions. Morocco has conceded an average of three goals in their last three games. On top of that, they failed to find the back of the net in six of their last eight away games.
South Korea failed to find the back of the net in seven of their previous 11 World Cup fixtures. This is the first encounter between the two sides. Just six of the last 23 matches involving either country saw both teams score on the day.
South Korea vs Morocco Match Information
- Match: South Korea (0-0-1) vs Morocco (0-0-1)
- Location: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
- Day/Time: Sunday, July 30, 12:30 a.m. ET
- South Korea vs Morocco Live Stream: fuboTV
South Korea vs Morocco Betting Lines
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South Korea vs Morocco Picks and Prediction
South Korea enters this clash as the favorite, priced at -160 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at two.
Both South Korea and Morocco are nursing wounds from defeats ahead of their clash and will be forced to risk it all because this is a must-win situation for both. Despite that dreadful game against the Germans, Morocco recorded some good defensive numbers, keeping their opponents at bay in four of their previous seven games across all competitions. We expect a low-scoring affair between two teams lacking attacking firepower.