The K League Challenge moves in round 4 of the 2014 season and the teams both old and new have started to settle into the new season. Once again like last week we’re trying something a little different and doing separate posts for the K League Classic and K League Challenge.
The K League Classic Round 8 details PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Before looking at the previews and predictions for this weeks round 4, here is updated an updated league table:
As you can see the only side still with a 100% record after three games are Ansan Police FC. However FC Anyang and Daejeon Citizen are following closely behind. Chungju Hummel sit in the final playoff spot. Gwangju, Suwon City, Goyang Hi and Daegu sit middle table positions 5th to 8th. Whilst finally Bucheon 1995 & Gangwon sit at the bottom of the table currently pointless, although not for much longer as they play each other this weekend.
Also Korean FA Cup 2014 Update; this past Wednesday all 10 K League Challenge sides entered the 2nd round of the Korean FA Cup. Sadly Goyang Hi, Chungju Hummel and Ansan Police FC all lost and therefore have been knocked out of the competition. However the other 7 sides won and move onto the 3rd round. Full Results came by round here: CLICK HERE
K League Challenge 2014 Round 4 Previews & Predictions
Saturday April 12th
Goyang Hi vs. Suwon City FC (2pm)
This weekends first game features two of the K League Challenges founder clubs Goyang Hi and Suwon City FC. Goyang Hi shocked a lot of people last weekend beating Daegu away from home. However their loss in the FA Cup midweek was a blow. Suwon City looked poor last weekend losing 3-0 at the hands of Ansan Police and needed a 90th winner to get past amateur side Hwaseong FC in the cup. Should be a close game with a draw being the most likely outcome.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Chungju Hummel vs. Daegu (4pm)
The first of Saturdays later kick offs as currently unbeaten Chungju Hummel take on struggling Daegu. Chungju Hummel suffered a surprise defeat in cup vs. Ajou University losing 4-2 on penalties. Daegu on the other hand eased passed Dong Eui University 3-0. If Daegu can bring their cup form into this game is should be a close encounter but they should come out on top.
Prediction: 1 – 2
FC Anyang vs. Ansan Police FC (4pm)
The final Saturday game is a top of the table clash between two unbeaten sides. League leaders Ansan Police suffered a shock FA Cup defeat on penalties during the week vs. Amateur side Gyeongju HNP. FC Anyang on the other hand eased past Sungkyunkwan University 2-0. Despite their midweek cup loss we feel Ansan will be a strong match for FC Anyang and maybe to much.
Prediction: 1 – 2
Sunday April 13th (both at 2pm)
Bucheon 1995 vs. Gangwon
Sundays first game is in contrast to Saturdays late game as it’s a bottom of the table clash between two sides both without a point all season. Bucheon 1995 put 4 past Sangji University on Wednesday evening in the cup, whilst Gangwon also won but in a close match vs. Yongin City. Both sides need a win to kick start their seasons but honestly a drew seems the most likely outcome.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Daejeon Citizen vs. Gwangju
The final game of the weekend features two mid table sides Daejeon Citizen and Gwangju. Both sides are on solid runs of form and both win close games during the week in the FA Cup. This should be an interesting game, but we feel Daejeon at home should be able to edge it.
Prediction: 2 – 0
K League Challenge 2014 Round 4 Results & Photos
Saturday April 12th 2014:
Goyang Hi 1 – 0 Suwon City FC
FC Anyang 2 – 0 Ansan Police FC
Chungju Hummel 2 – 3 Daegu
Goyang produced a solid display and despite going down to 10 men held on for the win.
FC Anyang scored twice in the 1st half to inflict Ansan Polices first league defeat of the season.
Daegu come from behind and scored in the 93rd minute to take home all 3 points.
Sunday April 13th 2014:
Bucheon 1995 2 – 2 Gangwon
Daejeon Citizen 4 – 0 Gwangju
The bottom two sides Bucheon and Gangwon played out an entertaining 2 all drew. Gangwon were reduced to 10 men and Bucheon thought they’d won it scoring in the 90th minute. However Gangwon equalized in the 93rd minute to rescue a point.
Daejeon dominated Gwangju and the was over before half time.
*If possible we’ll also link YouTube Video of the game highlights *
K League Challenge 2014 Round 4 Prediction Update
For information on this past weekends round of K League Challenge action, K League Challenge Round 3 please CLICK HERE.
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