The K League Challenge moves into round 8 of the 2014 season, even though teams have only played 7 games each it’s already proving to be an exciting and interesting season.
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Before looking at the previews and predictions for this weeks round 8, here is updated an updated K League Challenge 2014 league table:
After round 7’s matches the league changed a little bit and has become even tighter. Daejeon still lead the way with 16 points from their 7 games. The we have 5 teams (2nd to 6th) separated by only 1 point; Daegu, Goyang Hi, FC Anyang, Ansan Police and Suwon City. There’s then a 2 point gap down to Gwangju. Gangwon have moved up to 8th, Chungju fall down to 9th and Bucheon are still at the bottom with just a single point. The table is still pretty tight and a win could jump teams a couple of places (at least) up the table.
K League Challenge 2014 Round 8 Previews & Predictions
Here are brief previews and predictions for this weeks 8 games.
Saturday May 10th
Gangwon vs. Gwangju (2pm)
8th placed Gangwon take on 7th placed Gwangju in this early Saturday afternoon clash.
Gangwon won their 2nd straight game last weekend 3-1 away vs. Chungju Hummel
Gwangju lost last weekend at home 2-1 vs. Goyang Hi.
Both teams are only a single point apart, so this one will be close and most likely a draw.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Bucheon 1995 vs. Goyang Hi (4pm)
Bottom club Bucheon 1995 face surprise package and currently 3rd placed Goyang Hi on Saturday afternoon.
Bucheon 1995 didn’t play last weekend but 2 weeks ago lost vs. Daejeon Citizen 2-1 at home.
Last weekend Goyang Hi beat Gwangju 2-1 away from home.
This should be a close game, but based on league form Goyang Hi should edge it.
Prediction: 1 – 2
Suwon City vs. Daegu (4pm)
6th placed Suwon City take on 2nd placed Daegu in this late Saturday game. Although the sides are 5 places apart in the table, they are only separated by a single point.
Suwon City won away to FC Anyang 2-0 last weekend.
Daegu draw away last weekend 0-0 vs. current league leaders Daejeon Citizen.
This game could go either way but we feel a draw is the most likely outcome.
Prediction: 0 – 0
Sunday May 11th
Daejeon Citizen vs. Ansan Police (2pm)
League leaders Daejeon Citizen take on 5th placed Ansan Police on Sunday afternoon.
Daejeon Citizen draw last weekend 0-0 at home vs. 2nd placed Daegu.
Ansan Police didn’t play last weekend, but two weeks ago drew 1-1 away vs. Gwangju.
Daejeon are on a great run of form and although this will be tough we see them winning. Key player to watch is Daejeon’s Brazilian Adriano who has scored 9 goals in 7 games.
Prediction: 2 – 1
Chungju Hummel vs. FC Anyang (4pm)
Sundays final game as 9th placed Chungju Hummel taking on 4th placed FC Anyang.
Chungju Hummel lost last weekend 3-1 vs. Gangwon at home.
FC Anyang lost last weekend 2-0 vs. Suwon City at home.
Both sides are lacking form but generally play to win, this should be an interesting draw.
Prediction: 2 – 2
K League Challenge 2014 Round 8 Results & Photos
Saturday May 10th 2014:
Gangwon 2 – 1 Gwangju
Bucheon 1995 1 – 0 Goyang Hi
Suwon City 1 – 1 Daegu
Gangwon left it very late to pick up the 3 points scoring in the 93rd minute.
Bucheon 1995 won for the first time this season in a dull game vs. Goyang.
Suwon and Daegu shared the points in the other game Saturday afternoon.
Sunday May 11th 2014:
Daejeon Citizen 2 – 0 Ansan Police
Chungju Hummel vs. FC Anyang
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K League Challenge 2014 Round 8 Prediction Update
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