The K League Classic enters it’s 8th round of the 2017 season this coming Saturday with a light fixture list due to the Champions League sides all playing on Sunday. Ever improving Jeonnam Dragons are the side hosting our featured game of the day as they take on Gangwon.
A quick reminder that this season we’re going to the covering each match day separately (the last few seasons it’s been each round). Making the posts a little shorter and focused on a day. Video Highlights, Goal Updates and more via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
K League Classic 2017 League Table Update
After 7 games the K League Classic league table is starting to take shape. Jeonbuk Hyundai now top the table, 3 points ahead of Jeju United. Then come Pohang Steelers and FC Seoul. Sangju Sangmu are just behind them, Gangwon, Ulsan Hyundai and Suwon Bluewings makeup the mid-table all tied on 8 points. Then come Jeonnam Dragons, Daegu and Gwangju all on 6 points. Finally Incheon United who are slipping behind and on just 3 points.
K League Classic 2017 Previews & Predictions (Saturday April 29th – Round 8)
Moving onto the football, here are our brief previews and predictions for this Saturdays 2 games;
Jeonnam Dragons vs. Gangwon @ 3pm
The first game of the day comes from the Gwangyang Stadium as Jeonnam host Gangwon. Jeonnam Dragons have won their last two games after losing their opening 5. Last week they hammered Ulsan Hyundai 5-0. Gangwon have had mixed fortunes this season winning twice, drawing twice but losing 3 times including last weekend.
Prediction: 2 – 1
Jeonnam have looked impressive in recent weeks and although Gangwon are solid they will be the underdogs.
+Game of Day+ This is our highlight game of the day and therefore we’ll be covering it in extra detail via our Twitter Page.
Pohang Steelers vs. Sangju Sangmu @ 3pm
The other Saturday game comes from the Pohang Steelyard as Pohang Steelers host Sangju Sangmu. Pohang lost for only the second time this season in the league last weekend to Jeonbuk Hyundai. But they’re still in 3rd place. Sangju Sangmu won last weekend and have only lost once this season.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Close game on paper which we see ending all square.
K League Classic 2017 Results (Saturday April 29th – Round 8)
K League Classic 2017 Results – Saturday:
Jeonnam Dragons 2-1 Gangwon
Pohang Steelers 1-2 Sangju Sangmu
Jeonnam Dragons continue to win as they make it 3 from 3. Sangju leapfrog Pohang in the table due to their win this afternoon.
Pohang Steelyard – 6,817
Gwangyang Stadium (Jeonnam) – 3,775
More Updates via Twitter
K League Challenge 2017 (Saturday April 29th – Round 9) Previews & Predictions
Saturday afternoon also features a couple of games in the K League Challenge. The standout game on Saturday for us is between improving FC Anyang (6th) and Busan I’Park (2nd). Also on Saturday Ansan Greeners vs. bottom side Seongnam FC.
K League Challenge 2017 League Table Update
The league table after eight games has Gyeongnam topping the table, followed by Busan I’Park, Asan Mugunghwa and Bucheon 1995 who currently fill the playoff places. Suwon FC, FC Anyang and Ansan Greeners follow close behind. Daejeon Citizen and Seoul E-Land are already a little off the pace. Finally we have Seongnam FC who still sit at the bottom.
K League Challenge 2017 Previews & Predictions (Saturday April 29th – Round 9)
Here are brief previews and predictions for this Saturday’s K League Challenge games;
Ansan Greeners vs. Seongnam FC @ 3pm
The first of Saturdays games features 7th placed Ansan Greeners and bottom side Seongnam FC. Ansan Greeners are still looking to regain some of their early season form. They’ve lost 4 out of 5 league games recently drawing the other. Seongnam FC are still looking for their first league win of the season and in the Challenge. They did however draw against Asan Mugunghwa last weekend.
Prediction: 1 – 2
This might seem like a strange prediction but Seongnam are overdue a win at this point.
FC Anyang vs. Busan I’Park @ 3pm
In our featured Challenge game 6th placed FC Anyang host 2nd placed Busan I’Park. FC Anyang have won 4 from 5 in the league and looked impressive beating Bucheon last weekend. Busan I’Park have also been strong lately wining 10 points from their last 4 games and knocking Pohang Steelers out of the FA Cup.
Prediction: 2 – 2
This should be a good quality game between two in-form sides which could go either way.
+Game of Day+ This is our highlight game of the day and therefore we’ll be covering it in extra detail via our Twitter Page
K League Challenge 2017 Results (Saturday April 29th – Round 9)
K League Challenge 2017 Results – Saturday:
FC Anyang 0-1 Busan I’Park
Ansan Greeners 0-1 Seongnam FC
Busan I’Park narrowly beat Anyang to continue their strong start to the season. Seongnam FC finally won a league game and have moved off the bottom of the table for at least the next 24 hours.
Ansan Wa Stadium – 2,062
Anyang Stadium – 1,360
More Updates via Twitter
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