Korea have a point to their name after an opening Group H stalemate against Uruguay at Al Rayyan on Thursday, enjoying their luck somewhat after La Celeste hit the woodwork twice in a low-key affair and missed to good opportunities thanks to Hwang Ui-jo and a masked. Heung-min Son.
That’s one point clear of next-door opponents Ghana, who lost after a thrilling second half to Portugal, Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari in a turbulent final before Inaki Williams slipped crucially with a huge chance in the ninth minute of stoppage time after coming from behind to dispossess red-faced keeper Diogo Costa.
Both teams should consider this their most winnable group game, which could add a lot of excitement to the proceedings.
Date, kick-off time and venue
South Korea v Ghana is scheduled to kick off at 13:00 GMT on Monday, November 28, 2022.
The match will take place at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
Where to watch South Korea vs Ghana
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised free and live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 12.45pm.
Direct: The BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website will broadcast the game live online.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
South Korea vs Ghana Team News
South Korea could once again be without Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan, who missed the opener against Uruguay due to a slow recovery from a hamstring problem.
But the Son talisman seemed to have no problem playing in that face mask to protect himself after surgery to repair facial fractures suffered on club duty with Tottenham.
Hwang Ui-jo could be replaced by Cho Gue-sung in attack after South Korea went wide in their goalless draw against Uruguay.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew trained separately on Friday but the former Swansea and West Ham striker is expected to be available.
South Korea vs Ghana Prediction
The stakes are high in this encounter, with a defeat ending Ghana’s qualification hopes and nothing less than a win for Korea making their way to the knockout stages tricky with only Portugal to play.
After a solid first half against Uruguay, Paulo Bento’s side were outplayed afterwards and lucky the woodwork denied both Diego Godin and Federico Valverde.
After a disastrous first half, Ghana showed they were no pushover against Cristiano Ronaldo and Co and if it hadn’t been for Inaki Williams’ slip they could have celebrated a famous point of last breath.
A draw could well present itself here, which will leave the group in fine balance before matchday three.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The two teams have each won four times in nine previous encounters, including a crushing 4-0 friendly win for Ghana in the last leg in 2014, when Jordan Ayew scored a hat-trick in a World Cup warm-up .
South Korea win: 4
Ghana wins: 4
South Korea vs Ghana match odds
South Korea victory: 31/20
Ghana win: 21/10
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).