The K League Classic is now the main and basically only source of competitive football (with the World Cup finishing). Due to the summer break, we have the bonus of a midweek round of fixtures, our 2nd for July.
K League Classic League Table
As there has now been 16 games played and everybody has played each other at least once and the table to starting to take shape. So for reference here is the latest K League Classic 2014 League Table; including Games Played, Points and Goal Difference:
Although basically no teams moved up or down following last weekends games, they did have a pretty big impact. As all 5 of the bottom sides lost and 7th placed FC Seoul drew, the gap between the top and bottom halves grew. Pohang still lead the way and Incheon still sit at the bottom, but neither side has separated (yet).
K League Classic 2014 Round 17 Previews & Predictions
This mid round round of games are all taking place on Wednesday evening at either 7 or 7.30. Here are brief previews of the K League Classic Round 17 Games;
Wednesday July 23rd:
Jeju United vs. Jeonnam Dragons (7pm)
The early game of this midweek round features 3rd placed Jeonnam Dragons traveling to Jeju United (4th).
Jeju United have a strong home record, and haven’t lost since April.
Jeonnam have won their last 3 games.
This two sides are evenly matched and a draw looks a likely outcome.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Busan I’Park vs. Suwon Bluewings (7.30pm)
Wednesdays 2nd game is between 5th placed Suwon Bluewings who travel to 10th placed Busan I’Park.
Busan I’Park haven’t won in 7 games and lost at the weekend.
Suwon have only one defeat in their previous 5 games, winning 2 of them. Including a close fought game Saturday evening.
Suwon will hope to edge this one, but it will be pretty close.
Prediction: 0 – 1
Seongnam FC vs. Gyeongnam (7.30pm)
Saturdays 3rd game 9th placed Seongnam FC host struggling Gyeongnam (11th).
Seongnam have lost their last 2 games and haven’t once since returning from their summer break.
However Gyeongnam have been doing worse, they’ve lost their past 3 games and haven’t won since the end of the March.
This one will go two whichever team ups their game, which could be neither.
Prediction: 0 – 0
Incheon United vs. Pohang Steelers (7.30pm)
This is an interesting clash between bottom side Incheon United and league leaders Pohang Steelers.
Incheon United have the worst home form in the league and have only won once this season.
Pohang Steelers have won their previous two games and have the league best goalscoring record.
Pohang will expect to take the 3 points home, but it maybe a little closer than it looks on paper.
Prediction: 1 – 2
FC Seoul vs. Sangju Sangmu (7.30pm)
This is a true mid week clash as 7th placed FC Seoul host 8th placed Sangju Sangmu (Korean Army).
FC Seoul are unbeaten in their last 6 games (both league and cup) and still have a chance of making the top half.
Sangju Sangmu feel apart at the weekend losing by 6. It was also their 2nd defeat on the bounce.
FC Seoul will be favorites for this one.
Prediction: 2 – 0
Ulsan Hyundai vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai (7.30pm)
The final game of this midweek round is a Hyundai derby between 6th placed Ulsan Hyundai and 2nd placed Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Ulsan won for the first time in 4 games at the weekend on the road vs. Gyeongnam
Jeonbuk are unbeaten in 5 games and put 6 past Sangju Sangmu at the weekend.
You never know what might happen in a derby, however these sides met in the cup just a week ago and Jeonbuk won.
Prediction: 0 – 1
K League Classic 2014 Round 17 Results
Wednesday July 23rd
Jeju United 2 – 0 Jeonnam Dragons
Incheon United 0 – 0 Pohang Steelers
FC Seoul 2 – 1 Sangju Sangmu
Ulsan Hyundai 0 – 0 Jeonbuk Hyundai
Busan I’Park 0 – 2 Suwon Bluewings
Seongnam FC 1 – 0 Gyeongnam
K League Classic 2014 Round 17 Predictions Round Up
2 correct results and no perfect scores.
K League Challenge 2014
The K League Challenge doesn’t have a mid round of fixtures and returns this weekend.
Information on this past Wednesdays previous round of K League Classic action, K League Classic 2014 Round 16 CLICK HERE.
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