K League Classic 2013 Round 33 and Champions League Final 2013

The K League Classic Returns this week with 5 games with importance as both ends of the table, as there is little over a month until the end of the season. The 1st leg of the AFC Champions League Final is also this weekend and features K League Classic side FC Seoul.

We will start by previewing the K League Classic Game in a slightly briefer style than normal and then the Champions League Final:

K League Classic:

Saturday October 26th:

Jeju United vs. Gyeongnam (2pm) – Relegation Group

Both teams have had a bad run of games, although Gyeongnam did pick up 3 points in their last game vs. Daejeon. However we feel that Jeju will be stronger on the day and at home.

Prediction: 1 – 0

Sunday October 27th:

Busan I’Park vs. Incheon United (3pm) – Championship Group

Busan are currently bottom of the championship group haven’t won since the very start of September. Incheon United are also on a bad run and are winless since the end of August, but they have drawn their last 4 games. This should be a close game and we honestly feel that Incheon will make it a 5th draw.

Prediction: 1 – 1

Ulsan Hyundai vs. Suwon Bluewings (4pm) – Championship Group

League leaders Ulsan have been on  an interesting run of games with 3 win in their last 5 games including a 2 – 0 away win over FC Seoul last weekend. Suwon also beat FC Seoul in their last game and are on a good run as they are unbeaten in their last 5 games. This again will be a close game and we feel it may end in a draw.

Prediction: 1 – 1

Gangwon vs. Chunnam Dragons (2pm) – Relegation Group

Gangwon come into this game on a bit of a hot streak as they are unbeaten in their last 3 game. Chunnam on the other hand are having a bad patch of form and are winless in their last three. This should be a close game however we’re favoring Gangwon.

Prediction: 2 – 1

Daegu vs. Seongnam (2pm) – Relegation Group

Daegu won their last game however before that they were are a pretty bad run. Seongnam on the other hand are on really good form and have won 8 of their last 10 games. Although Seongnam are clear and save we still feel that they’ll win this one.

Prediction: 0 – 2

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K League Classic Results

Saturday October 26th

Relegation Group:

Jeju United 2 – 0 Gyeongnam

Sunday October 27th

Championship Group:

Busan I’Park 0 – 0 Incheon United
Ulsan Hyundai 2 – 1 Suwon Bluewings

Relegation Group:

Gangwon 2 – 1 Chunnam Dragons
Daegu 2 – 2 Seongnam

K League Classic Predictions Round Up

An improved week this round as we predicted 3 correct results with 1 perfect score from the 5 games. We also got the result correct for the championship league final but no perfect score.

AFC Champions League Final 2013 1st Leg

FC Seoul vs. Guangzhou Evergrande (7.30pm on October 25th)

The AFC or Asian Champions League started back in March and after numerous games and thousands of miles we’re down to the final 2.
FC Seoul: Their recent K League form has been pretty poor recently as they have lost their last 2 games. However their Champions League form has been fantastic with only 1 loss in the entire competition. Their also have won all of their home knockout stage games.

Guangzhou Evergrande: They are running away with the Chinese Super League and have only lost once all season and currently stand 17 points clear at the top. Their Champions League form has also been strong and they have won ever single knockout stage game both home and away.

Preview: With this being the 1st leg both teams will want to start strongly but also avoid letting the tie fall away from them. We honestly feel this maybe a bit of a cagey match and a draw is the most likely outcome.

Score Prediction: 1 – 1

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Result

FC Seoul 2 – 2 Guangzhou Evergrande

K League Challenge

K League Challenge 2013 Round 30

The K League Challenge is coming to the end of its season with only 6 games still to play. With no relegation this season all eyes are on the top of the table with 2 teams edging ahead. The two leading teams Sangju Sangmu (Korean Army) and Korean Police meet on Sunday in what maybe the championship decider. Sangju are currently 4 points clear at the top so a win could seal the championship.

K League Challenge Round 30 Results

Suwon City FC 2 – 1 Gwangju
Bucheon 1995 3 – 3 Goyang Hi
Sangju Sangmu 2 – 0 Korean Police
Chungju Hummel 1 – 1 FC Anyang

Sangju Sangmu now have a 7 point lead at the top of the table with a +12 goal difference lead over 2nd placed Korean Police. With only 5 games to go until the end of the season the title is theirs to lose.

Closing

For information on the previous round a little over a week ago, K League Classic Round 32 – Hangul Day please CLICK HERE.

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Tim
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org
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