South Korea and Morocco will be looking to bounce back in this second group game, after being on the wrong end of a pair of defeats without scoring in their opening contests of the Women’s World Cup.
South Korea can be backed at 3/5 for the victory, while Morocco are 4/1 outsiders, the draw is available at 5/2.
After a disappointing performance in the opener, South Korea goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul could be replaced by Kim Jung-mi.
Despite their 6-0 demolition at the hands of Germany, Morocco are unlikely to rock the boat with too many changes, although Salma Amani may come into the starting line-up after featuring from the bench.
South Korea to win to nil @ 13/10
Morocco were on the wrong end of a big defeat at the hands of Germany in their opening match of the Women’s World Cup and could be in for a tough second game too against South Korea.
The Taeguk Ladies are 55 places above these opponents in the FIFA rankings and should be able to pick up all three points.
Morocco have now gone six games without a win and have not scored in any of those matches so it is not hard to see where they have been struggling.
South Korea on the other hand came into the tournament after a run of three wins on the bounce over Haiti and Zambia, scoring 12 times in the process.
Take the Taeguk Ladies to secure a win to nil to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages and extend Morocco’s run of scoreless games to seven.
Casey Phair to score at anytime @ 16/5
Casey Phair made history when coming off the bench for South Korea in their opening match against Colombia as the youngest-ever player at the Women’s World Cup, and the 16-year-old could write another chapter in the history books in this game.
Phair, who grew up in America, has netted five times in two games for the South Korea Under-17s and is clearly a special talent given how quickly she has been drafted into the national team.
South Korea coach Colin Bell may even be tempted to start the youngster and will certainly turn to her from the bench to provide pace and trickery to break down the Morocco back line.
The forward looks a decent price to land on the scoresheet given the sky’s the limit in terms of her ability, and is fancied to land the odds against a Moroccan defence that looked leaky against Germany.