K League Classic 2016 Round 16 June 25 26The K League Classic continues this weekend with the 16th round of action. The key game this weekend is on Saturday evening bottom of the table clash between 10th placed Jeonnam Dragons and 11th placed Incheon United. The sides are only separated by goal difference and so could be key moving forward in the relegation battle.

K League Classic 2016 League Table Update

K League Classic 2016 League Table June 24thAs we move into the hot summer months the league title has taken shape. Jeonbuk have a single point lead at the top over FC Seoul, Jeju United and Ulsan Hyundai in 2nd through 4th.
At the other end of the table, Suwon FC are now bottom, but only a single point behind Incheon United and Jeonnam Dragons. With Suwon Bluewings a little above them.

K League Classic 2016 Round 16 Previews & Predictions

K League Classic 2016 Banner Round 16This round of games take place on Saturday (3) and Sunday (3). All of the games take place in the early evening. Here are our brief previews and predictions for the 16th round of 2016 K League Classic games;

Saturday June 25th 2016:

Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeju United (6pm)

In this weekends first game on Saturday, struggling Suwon Bluewings host 3rd placed Jeju United. Suwon won in the FA Cup during the week, their first win in over a month. Jeju United have won 4 of their last 6, but tend to be weaker away from home. The previous encounter between these two sides this season ended 2-2, and Suwon have beaten Jeju 7 of the last 10 games. Having said this we still see Jeju edging it.
Prediction: 1 – 2

Pohang Steelers vs. FC Seoul (7pm)

The second of the two Super Match sides FC Seoul travel down to the South East coast to take on Pohang Steelers. Pohang have only won once in their last 7 games, slipping into the bottom half because of it. FC Seoul won in the FA Cup during the week over Challenge Leaders Ansan Mugunghwa, their third win in their last 4. Manager Choi Yong-Soo maybe off to China (details here), but they are still in form. We see Seoul edging this one, but there maybe a few tired legs out there.
*Fun Fact: FC Seoul have only won once away vs. Pohang in the last 5 years.*
Prediction: 0 – 1

Jeonnam Dragons vs. Incheon United (7pm)

An early season relegation 6 pointer as Jeonnam Dragons take on Incheon United. Both sides progressed in the FA Cup during the week, although Incheon required extra-time to beat Daejeon. Jeonnam have won 10days ago in the league only their second win of the season. Incheon United are unbeaten in 4 league games, winning two of them. This is the 38th meeting of these sides, with 17 of them finishing in a draw. However we see Incheon edging this one.
Prediction: 0 – 2

Sunday June 26th 2016:

Seongnam FC vs. uLSAN Hyundai (7pm)

Seongnam and Ulsan Hyundai are both in the hunt for Champions League spots and maybe more at this stage of the season. Both won in the cup during the week, however Seongnam haven’t won in 4 league games. Ulsan on the other hand have won 3 of their last 4 league games. Earlier this season Seongnam won the reserve fixture 3-0, however we see this one being closer and a draw maybe the likely outcome.
Prediction: 1 – 1

Gwangju VS. Jeonbuk Hyundai (7pm)

Gwangju have the unenviable task of hosting league leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai this weekend. Gwangju haven’t won in a month and have slipped back into the bottom half. Jeonbuk Hyundai needed extra time to beat Dankook University in the cup during the week. But are undefeated in the league this season, although 7 draws from 15 games hasn’t helped extend their lead at the top of the table. Gwangju have never beaten Jeonbuk, and we doubt they will Sunday evening. A Jeonbuk 3points looks most likely.
Prediction: 1 – 3

Suwon FC VS. Sangju Sangmu (7pm)

Bottom side Suwon FC host this weekends final game as they take on army side Sangju Sangmu. Suwon have lost their last 4 games on the bounce, also failing to score in each of those games. Sangju Sangmu on the other hand have won their last 2 games. This sides draw back in April 1-1, however this time we see Sangju taking home all 3 points.
*Fun Fact: Suwon beat Sangju almost exactly a year ago 1-0, but they were both playing in the Challenge at the time*
Prediction: 2 – 3

K League Classic 2016 logoK League Classic 2016 Round 16 Results & Photos

K League Classic 2016 Challenge Results banner june 25 26K League Classic 2016 Round 16 Results:

Saturday June 25th:
Suwon Bluewings 1 – 0 Jeju United
Pohang Steelers 2 – 1 FC Seoul
Jeonnam Dragons 1 – 0 Incheon United

Sunday June 26th:
Seongnam FC 0 – 1 Ulsan Hyundai
Gwangju 1 – 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai
Suwon FC 0 – 3 Sangju Sangmu

Photos:

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K League Challenge 2016 Round 19

K League Challenge 2016 Round 19 June 25 26The K League Challenge season moves into round 19 this weekend, the 6th for this month. The highlight game of this round is the Sunday afternoon clash between playoff placed Gangwon and Daegu. Both sides have been lacking  form recently and a win could help kick start their promotion challenges.

K League Challenge 2016 League Table Update

K League Challenge 2016 League Table June 24The league table has started to breakup a little with obvious gaps at the top and bottom. Ansan lead the way, ahead of Bucheon 1995 on goal difference, Gangwon and Daegu complete the playoff places. Goyang are slightly adrift at the bottom of the table.

K League Challenge 2016 Round 19 Predictions

K League Challenge 2016 Round 19 bannerThis round of games take place on Saturday (3) and Sunday (2). The games take place in the early evening and late afternoon. Here are our predictions for the 19th round of 2016 K League Challenge games;

Saturday June 25th 2016:

Seoul E-Land vs. Busan I’Park (6pm)

Prediction: 1 – 1

FC Anyang vs. Goyang Zaicro (7pm)

Prediction: 2 – 0

Bucheon 1995 vs. Gyeongnam (7pm)

Prediction: 2 – 1

Sunday June 26th 2016:

Gangwon vs. Daegu (4pm)

Prediction: 2 – 2

Chungju Hummel vs. Ansan Mugunghwa (7pm)

Prediction: 1 – 3

K League Challenge 2016 Round 19 Results

K League Classic 2016 Challenge Results banner june 25 26Saturday:
Seoul E-Land 1 – 0 Busan I’Park
FC Anyang 1 – 1 Goyang Zaicro
Bucheon 1995 1 – 0 Gyeongnam

Sunday:
Gangwon 1 -2 Daegu
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Finally

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Tim
Modern Seoul
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