The K League Classic moves into the 36th round of the season, the midway stage of the split games. At this stage of the season the top 6 and bottom 6 will play each other 1 more time. The top 6 are aiming for a top 3 Champions League place as of course Jeonbuk claimed the 2014 K League Classic Title last weekend. On the other hand the bottom 6 are trying to avoid bottom spot and relegation, as well as 11th placed the relegation playoff place.
K League Classic League Table
As there has now been 35 games played (3 remaining) and we’ve pasted the leagues end of season split. Here for reference here is the latest K League Classic 2014 League Table; including Games Played, Points and Goal Difference:
The league table does make for interesting reading and there are a number of tight areas. To make it a little easier we’ve split the preview by top and bottom.
Championship Round: Jeonbuk won the title just weekend with 3 games in hand but the 2 champions league places are still a realist possibility for Suwon, Pohang, FC Seoul and even Jeju United.
Relegation Round: Sangju Sangmu are currently bottom 3 points from 11th and 5 points from safety. Seongnam are now down in 11th placed. Gyeongnam, Incheon United and Busan are all still be dangerous positions but they have their own fate in their hands.
K League Classic 2014 Round 36 Previews & Predictions
This weekends round of games are split evenly across Saturday and Sunday. Games of course now take place in the now cooler (compared to the summer) afternoons. Here are brief previews of this weekends K League Classic Round 36 Games;
Saturday November 15th 2014:
Jeonbuk Hyundai vs. Pohang Steelers (2.30pm) – Championship Round
Saturdays only Championship Round game is between champions Jeonbuk Hyundai and 3rd placed Pohang Steelers.
Jeonbuk have won 7 in a row and won the league last weekend.
Pohang Steelers have just 1 win in 9 games.
Jeonbuk might be just playing for fun now, but we feel they’ll still win this one.
Prediction: 2 – 1
Incheon United vs. Sangju Sangmu (2pm) – Relegation Round
Saturdays first early game is between league bottom club Sangju Sangmu and 9th placed Incheon United.
Incheon United have picked up just 8 points from their last 6 games.
Sangju Sangmu have lost 4 of their last 6 and only drew last weekend.
Both of these sides aren’t doing great at the moment, so a draw seems likely.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Busan I’Park vs. Jeonnam Dragons (2pm) – Relegation Round
Saturdays 2nd relegation round game is between 8th placed Busan I’Park and already safe 7th placed Jeonnam Dragons.
Busan I’Park have 5 wins and 3 draws from their last 8 games.
Jeonnam have only won 1 in 11 and seem to be looking to next season already.
Busan will be slight favorites to win this one.
Prediction: 2 – 0
Sunday November 16th 2014:
FC Seoul vs. Ulsan Hyundai (2pm) – Championship Round
Sundays first game is the “Super Match”, the derby between Suwon Bluewings (2nd) and FC Seoul (5th).
FC Seoul have 2 wins from their last 4 league games and are in the FA Cup final.
Ulsan have only 2 wins from their last 9 games.
FC Seoul will come into this game with a slight advantage form wise and we see them as favorites.
Prediction: 1 – 0
Jeju United vs. Suwon Bluewings (4pm) – Championship Round
Sundays last game features 5th placed Jeju United and 2nd placed Suwon Bluewings.
Jeju United have just 1 win in their last 5 games.
Suwon Bluewings were unlucky to suffer just their 2nd defeat in 14 games last weekend.
Although Jeju isn’t an easy place to visit we feel Suwon will take home the 3 points.
Prediction: 0 – 2
Seongnam FC vs. Gyeongnam (2pm) – Relegation Round
Sundays only relegation round game is between 10th placed Seongnam F and 11th placed Gyeongnam, a true six pointer.
Seongnam have just 1 win in 6 games, and have drawn their last 2 games.
Gyeongnam have 2 wins in 3 games and draw the other.
A draw looks like the most likely outcome but in these important games it could go either way.
Prediction: 1 – 1
K League Classic 2014 Round 36 Results
Saturday November 15th:
Busan I’Park 1 – 1 Jeonnam Dragons
Incheon United 1 – 1 Sangju Sangmu
Jeonbuk Hyundai 1 – 0 Pohang Steelers
Sunday November 16th:
Seongnam 1 – 1 Gyeongnam
FC Seoul 2 – 2 Ulsan Hyundai
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K League Classic 2014 Round 36 Predictions Round Up
K League Challenge 2014 (Round 36)
Here are this weekends round 36 fixtures are the final round of the 2014 K League Challenge season. There are a number of interesting clashes, including Chungju Hummel vs. Bucheon 1995 (bottom of the table) and Ansan Police vs. Daejeon Citizen (top of the table). However the other 3 games will all affect the final playoff places and therefore should all be interesting.
Also for reference here is the current league league. As you can see it’s still pretty tight even at this last game of the season stage. Daejeon Citizen are champions and Ansan Police will finish 2nd and have a huge advantage in the upcoming playoffs. Gangwon, Gwangju, FC Seoul and Suwon City all still have a chance of making the final 2 playoff places. Daegu, Goyang, Chungju Hummel and finally Bucheon 1995 will play in the K League Challenge once again next season.
K League Challenge Round 36 Results
Sunday November 16th:
Goyang Hi 0 – 0 Gwangju
Suwon City 1 – 2 Gangwon
FC Anyang 2 – 2 Daegu
Chungju Hummel 1 – 1 Bucheon 1995
Ansan Police 1 – 1 Daejeon Citizen
Ansan Police, Gangwon and Gwangju will advance into the promotion playoffs. Anyang miss out on goal difference.
For information on the previous round of K League Classic and Challenge action, K League Classic 2014 Round 35 CLICK HERE.
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