WORLD CUP history was made in South Korea’s opening game as both teams recorded ZERO shots on target in a bore draw with Uruguay.

This time, Ghana lie in wait and both sides will be hunting for their first win.



And if either have any aspirations of reaching the last 16, they almost certainly need to win this one.

Cristinao Ronaldo’s Portugal will remain group favourites but a victory here would take these sides one major step closer to knockout qualification.

No pressure, then…

SunSport takes a look at what to expect from South Korea vs Ghana… including score prediction.

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How are they getting on?

South Korea: The ‘Tigers of Asia’ saw out a drab goalless draw with Uruguay.

They’ll be hoping the break that deadlock and hit the back of the net this time around.

A win against Ghana is vital if they want to reach the knockouts.

Read full Uruguay vs South Korea report

Ghana: Ghana were close to rocking the Portuguese with a last minute draw as Inaki Williams snuck up on keeper Diogo Costa.

The Athletic Club Bilbao striker slipped at the key moment and Ghana were forced to settled with a 3-2 loss.

Their second clash is now a must-win.

Read full Portugal vs Ghana report




Any injuries to worry about?

South Korea: Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan is out with a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old was an unused sub on Thursday against Uruguay.

Ghana: Manager Otto Addo has injury concerns of note ahead of the clash.

Who will be the star men?

South Korea: Son Heung-Min has carried the hopes of South Korea on his shoulders for years.

The Tottenham ace, 30, has already racked up 105 caps for his country.

He will be hoping to get on the scoresheet in this outing.

Ghana: Arsenal’s Thomas Partey will attempt to control the game from midfield.

Was somewhat average against Portugal but fans will hope for more this time out.

Watch out for Basque Country star Williams.

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What’s the head-to-head?

These two nations have played nine times with very even outcomes.

It’s an exact split so far – with both sides sharing four wins each, with a single draw.

Ghana crushed South Korea 4-0 last time they faced off in 2014.

SunSport prediction

South Korea 3 Ghana 1

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