The K League Classic is back after what seemed like an endless international break. We are now at the Round 14 stage of the regular season which is the start of the 2nd half of the regular season. 4 of the games are being played on Sunday and the other 2 are on Wednesday (fixtures listed above). Here is a brief preview of each game plus our prediction, we’ve also included the result from the previous game between the two sides:
K League Classic Round 14:
Daegu vs. Ulsan Hyundai (Sunday 5pm)
Daegu come into this game looking for a change of fortunes compered to their 1st half of the regular season, where they only gained 5 pointed and failed to win a game. Ulsan on the other hand are flying high 2nd in the league and had won their last 3 before the break. We feel that Ulsan win take home all three points.
Previous Meeting: Ulsan 2 – 1 Daegu
Prediction: 0 – 2
Gyeongnam vs. Daejeon Citizen (Sunday 5pm)
The 2nd of Sunday’s games is a bottom of the table clash between 11th placed Gyeongnam and 13th Daejeon. Both teams finished the first half of the the regular season on poor form, so this is an important game for both. This is a difficult game to call and so we’re going to play it safe and predict a draw.
Previous Meeting: Gyeongnam 1 – 1 Daejeon Citizen
Prediction: 0 – 0
FC Seoul vs. Busan I’Park (Sunday 6pm)
Very few people would have guessed that FC Seoul would be in the bottom half at this stage of the season and they come into this game below Busan. Seoul had however shown signs of improving, but Busan also finished strongly with an impressive 4 – 1 win over Jeonbuk Motors. So we’re going to predict a good game but a draw.
Previous Meeting: Busan I’Park 1 – 0 FC Seoul
Prediction: 2 – 2
Chunnam Dragons vs. Gangwon (Sunday 7pm)
Sundays final game is between 10th placed Chunnam and 12th placed Gangwon. Chunnam’s 1st half of the regular season was basically a tale of strong defense and weak attack. Gangwon on the other hand had one of the worst defensive records in the league. We’re going to predict a home win but it will be close.
Previous Meeting: Gangwon 1 – 1 Chunnam Dragons
Prediction: 1 – 0
Incheon United vs. Seongnam (Wednesday 7.30pm)
Incheon United were maybe the biggest surprise of the 1st half of the season currently sitting in 3rd place. Seongnam also had a good 1st half of the season and are currently 8th. Incheon have been a little hit and miss this season at home, however Seongnam haven’t been strong away from home either. We feel it will be a close game but a home win for Incheon
Previous Meeting: Seongnam 1 – 3 Incheon United
Prediction: 2 – 1
Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeonbuk Motors (Wednesday 7.30pm)
On paper the biggest game of the week and top of the K Leagues biggest teams clash. Shame that it’s on a Wednesday evening as a weekend meeting between these two would be a bigger event. Still on the field the game should be interesting, with both teams looking to catch up with the front runners. Both finished the previous half of the season on poor form (more so Suwon than Jeonbuk). We feel this will be very close and a draw is the most likely outcome.
Previous Meeting: Jeonbuk Motors 1 – 2 Suwon Bluewings
Prediction: 2 – 2
K League Classic Round 14 Results
Sunday June 23rd
Daegu 5 – 3 Ulsan Hyundai
Gyeongnam 6 – 0 Daejeon Citizen
FC Seoul 1 – 0 Busan I’Park
Chunnam Dragons 0 – 0 Gangwon
Wednesday June 26th
Suwon Bluewings 5 – 4 Jeonbuk Motors
Incheon United 1 – 4 Seongnam
Our Round 14 Predictions Round Up
We scored a big golden duck this round with zero correct scores or results. However when 6 games produce 29 goals which is almost 5 per game, and 28 where in just 4 of those! I don’t like anyone would be predicted that.
K League Challenge
This weekend there are no games in the K League Challenge.
If you have anything you’d like to add please let us know and have a nice weekend.