The K League Classic returns this weekend following a tough international break for the national team. It will be interesting to see how sides have done during the break and if they’ve improved. The highlight games this Saturday is the Jeolla Derby between Jeonnam and Jeonbuk as well as the South East derby between Pohang and Ulsan.
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
Jeonbuk Hyundai currently top the table 2 points ahead of Jeju United. Pohang, Ulsan, Gangwon and Suwon complete the top half and are separated by only 2 points. FC Seoul, Sangju Sangmu and Jeonnam are the best of the rest. Gwangju, Daegu and finally Incheon United complete the table.
K League Classic 2017 Previews & Predictions (Saturday June 17th – Round 14)
Moving onto the days action, here are our brief previews and predictions for this Saturdays 3 games;
Pohang Steelers vs. Ulsan Hyundai @ 6pm
The first game of the day is a local derby between South East rivals Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Hyundai. Pohang Steelers have been solid this season but sometimes drop late goals. Ulsan Hyundai are also in the top half, they are difficult to beat but struggle to score goals in the league.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Evenly matched sides, with a draw the likely outcome.
Jeonnam Dragons vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai @ 7pm
The second game of the day is the Jeolla Derby between Jeonnam Dragons and league leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai. Jeonnam were inconsistent before the international break, but can score goal for fun. Leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai have the best defence in the league and will come into this game as favorites.
Prediction: 1 – 2
We see Jeonbuk edging this one.
Daegu vs. Gwangju @ 7pm
The the final game on Saturday is between two of the league bottom sides Daegu and Gwangju. Daegu have a strong home record and are expecting a slightly increased attendance for this game. Gwangju have only taken 2 points from away games so far this season and have only won twice all season.
Prediction: 2 – 0
Daegu will start the game as favorites to win on paper at least.
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K League Challenge 2017 (Saturday June 17th – Round 17) Previews & Predictions
Saturday evening also features two games in the K League Challenge.
K League Challenge 2017 League Table Update
The league table at this point has Gyeongnam topping the table 8 points clear, followed by Busan I’Park, Asan Mugunghwa and Bucheon 1995 who currently fill the playoff places. Anyang, Seongnam and Suwon are close behind. Then there’s a gap to Ansan, Seoul and finally Daejeon.
K League Challenge 2017 Predictions (Saturday June 17th – Round 17)
Here are predictions for this Saturday’s K League Challenge games;
Daejeon Citizen vs. Ansan Greeners @ 7pm
Prediction: 2 – 2
Daejeon won for only the second time last weekend, but Ansan held league leaders Gyeongnam. So we see an entertaining draw.
Suwon FC vs. Seoul E-Land @ 7pm
Prediction: 1 – 0
We see Suwon FC picking up their first win since April in this one.
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