K League Classic 2016 Round 22 July 23 24The continues this coming weekend following a full round of midweek action. All 12 sides will be in action with highlights at both the bottom and top of the table. Also the weather forecast is looking hot and sunny for the most part. The highlight game of this round is the Hyundai Derby between runaway league leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai and 3rd placed Ulsan Hyundai. Interesting game on paper and a derby to boot.

K League Classic 2016 League Table Update

K League Classic 2016 League Table July 22nd 1As we move into the mid point of the season the league table has taken shape. Jeonbuk now have an 11 point lead at the top over FC Seoul. With Ulsan Hyundai close behind in 3rd. There are only 12 points separating 4th and 11th, so the whole table is still very tight.
At the other end of the table, Suwon FC are still bottom, and 5 points point behind Incheon United in 11th.

K League Classic 2016 Round 22 Previews & Predictions

K League Classic 2016 Banner Round 22This round of games take place evenly over Saturday (3) and Sunday (3). All of the games take place in the early evening at 7pm. Here are our brief previews and predictions for the 22nd round of 2016 K League Classic games;

Saturday July 23rd 2016:

Pohang Steelers vs. Incheon United (7pm)

The weekend starts off with a clash in the bottom half. Pohang Steelers have had an awful run of form recently with 3 defeats on the bounce pushing them down to 7th place. Incheon United on the other hand have 3 wins in 5, including an impressive 3-1 win over Ulsan during the week. This will be a close game, either side could edge it so we’re siding with a draw.
*Fun Fact: The last 3 games between these sides ended 2-0.*
Prediction: 1 – 1

Sangju Sangmu vs. Gwangju (7pm)

Sangju Sangmu have been enjoying a solid first season back in the Classic following last seasons promotion. They’re currently 5th with 3 wins from 4. Gwangju are a few places below them in 8th, but only have 1 win in 10 games. Sangju Sangmu will be favorites to avenge their Children’s Day defeat.
*Fun Fact: In 13 games these sides have only drawn once.*
Prediction: 2 – 0

Jeonnam Dragons vs. Suwon Bluewings (7pm)

This is a key game at the bottom of the table as these sides sit in 10th and 9th respectively. Jeonnam Dragons have found some form recently with 2 wins and a draw from their last 3 league games. Suwon Bluewings have also looked improved with 2 wins in 3 games. Both sides will want the win to move away from the relegation battle, but we see this ending in a draw. Just as the first game ended back in March.
*Fun Fact: Jeonnam last beat Suwon Bluewings at home back in 2014, with Ahn Jong-Woo the hero on that day*
Prediction: 2 – 2

Sunday July 24th 2016:

Jeonbuk Hyundai vs. Ulsan Hyundai (7pm)

The Hyundai Derby is our highlight match of the weekend as both sides are involved to the title picture. Jeonbuk Hyundai beat FC Seoul during the week to extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points. They’re also still undefeated this season. 3rd placed Ulsan Hyundai suffered a shock defeat at the hands of lowly Incheon United during the week and will be looking to bounce back quickly. However Jeonbuk have won 8 of their 9 home games this season and we see them winning again this coming Sunday.
*Fun Fact: Ulsan last beat Jeonbuk away back in April 2010. Also these sides will play again less than 2 weeks time on August 3rd.*
Prediction: 2 – 1

Jeju United vs. FC Seoul (7pm)

Jeju United’s poor run of form continued during the week as they played out a dull 0-0 with Seongnam. That means they’ve now gone 6 games without a win. FC Seoul also need to improve with only 1 win in 6 games, they’re now 11 points adrift of league leaders Jeonbuk. We see Seoul pulling off a narrow win, but it might not be a classic game.
*Fun Fact: In 33 games Jeju have only beaten FC Seoul 3 times.*
Prediction: 0 – 1

Seongnam FC vs. Suwon FC (7pm)

In the final game of the weekend, 4th placed Seongnam FC host bottom side Suwon FC. Seongnam have 2 wins from their last 4 games, but did look poor during the week drawing 0-0 with Jeju. Suwon FC picked up their first win in 10 games during the week, beating Pohang for the second time this season. Suwon will be missing suspended Adrian Leijer and honestly we don’t see them beating Seongnam.
*Fun Fact: Suwon FC = 14 Goals / Tiago Alves = 13 Goals*
Prediction: 3 – 1

K League Classic 2016 logoK League Classic 2016 Round 22 Results & Photos

K League Classic 2016 Challenge Results banner july 23 24K League Classic 2016 Round 22 Results:

Saturday July 23rd:
Pohang Steelers 3 – 1 Incheon United
Jeonnam Dragons 3 – 0 Suwon Bluewings
Sangju Sangmu 0 – 4 Gwangju

Sunday July 24th:
Seongnam FC 1 – 2 Suwon FC
Jeju United 3 – 2 FC Seoul
Jeonbuk Hyundai 2 – 1 Ulsan Hyundai

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K League Challenge 2016 Round 24

K League Challenge 2016 Round 24 July 23 24The K League Challenge season still has a long way to go and it’s always wide open due to the playoff places. One of the standout games of the round is on Saturday evening between Seoul E-Land (5th) and Daejeon Citizen (6th), both sides have looking improved in recent weeks and will be looking to build on that form to push into the playoff places. 4th placed Bucheon 1995 don’t play this weekend, so it’s a ideal time to makeup some ground.

Also breaking news this week, Ansan Mugunghwa will be leaving the city to Asan. And a new Ansan Citizen FC will be created for 2017. DETAILS HERE

K League Challenge 2016 League Table Update

K League Challenge 2016 League Table July 22ndThe league table has finally taken shape and Ansan Mugunghwa currently lead the way with a 6 point lead over Gangwon in 2nd. Daegu and Bucheon 1995 complete the playoff places. At the other end of the table, Goyang and Chungju are both slipping away from the rest.

K League Challenge 2016 Round 24 Predictions

K League Challenge 2016 Round 24 bannerThis round of games take place on Saturday (3) and Sunday (2). The games all take place in the early evening 7 or 8pm. Here are our predictions for the 24th round of 2016 K League Challenge games;

Saturday July 23rd 2016:

Seoul E-Land vs. Daejeon Citizen (7pm)

Prediction: 2 – 1

Ansan Mugunghwa vs. Chungju Hummel (7pm)

Prediction: 3 – 1

Daegu vs. FC Anyang (7pm)

Prediction: 2 – 0

Sunday July 24th 2016:

Busan I’Park vs. Gyeongnam (7pm)

Prediction: 2 – 2

Gangwon vs. Goyang Zaicro (8pm)

Prediction: 4 – 2

K League Challenge 2016 Round 24 Results

K League Classic 2016 Challenge Results banner july 23 24Saturday:
Seoul E-Land 1 – 1 Daejeon Citizen
Daegu 1 – 1 FC Anyang
Ansan Mugunghwa 1 – 1 Chungju Hummel

Sunday:
Busan I’Park 2 – 3 Gyeongnam
Gangwon 0 – 0 Goyang ZaicroK League 23rd July 2016 Daegu Fans K League 23rd July 2016 Seoul E-Land Daejeon K League 23rd July 2016 Pink FC Anyang K League 23rd July 2016 Chungju Hummel K League 23rd July 2016 Ansan Fans K League 23rd July 2016 Ansan Chungju K League 23rd July 2016 Naver PIP Ansan Foreign Supporters Club Summer 2016Busan v Gyeongnam K League Challenge

Finally

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Modern Seoul
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