Yet another Wednesday round of action in the K League as the league looks to make the most of the warm summer evenings (fingers crossed for no rain). Their are 6 interesting games on Wednesday with the late game between 6th placed Jeju United and league leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai being maybe the standout.

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K League Classic 2017 League Table Update

Jeonbuk Hyundai currently top the table 6 points ahead of Gangwon and Ulsan Hyundai who are both on 32 points. Suwon Bluewings, Pohang and Jeju complete the top half. FC Seoul are 3 points behind them. Then come Jeonnam and Sangju who are both far from safe. Incheon, Daegu and finally Gwangju are separated by a single point at the bottom.

K League Classic 2017 Previews & Predictions (Wednesday July 12th – Round 20)

Moving onto the days action, here are our brief previews and predictions for this Wednesdays 6 games;

Gwangju v Sangju Sangmu @ 7pm

The only 7 o’clock kick off of the evening comes from the Guus Hiddink Stadium and is between bottom side Gwangju and Sangju Sangmu. Gwangju picked up an impressive first victory in month against FC Seoul at the weekend, without Niall McGinn who might debut in a few weeks time. Sangju Sangmu have lost their past 2 games, but this season have been a little better away from home this season.
Prediction:  1 – 1
Both sides inconsistent and lacking form, therefore we’re siding with a draw.

Suwon Bluewings v Incheon United @ 7.30pm

The second game of the day is between sides at opposite ends of the table, 4th placed Suwon Bluewings and 10th placed Incheon United. Suwon Bluewings have won 3 from their last 5 games, including a 1-0 win over Jeju at the weekend. Incheon have shown signs of improvement recently picking up 8 points from their last 4 games, and their away record is similar to Suwon’s home record.
Prediction:  2 – 1
We’re going for a home win for Suwon but it will be a close game.

Gangwon v Jeonnam Dragons @ 7.30pm

The second of the 7.30 kick offs sees Gangwon taking on Jeonnam Dragons. Gangwon currently up in 2nd place have had a fantastic first year back in the Classic, they’ve picked up 8 points from 4 games. Jeonnam have drawn 4 and won 1 of their last 5, and have proven to be difficult to beat.
Prediction:  3 – 2
We see goals and a win for Gangwon, maybe late on.

FC Seoul v Pohang Steelers @ 7.30pm

Game number 4 of the evening comes from the capital as FC Seoul take on Pohang Steelers. Both sides have looking for improvements in form. FC Seoul have only won twice in just over 2 months, and have dropped down into the bottom half. Pohang Steelers have 4 points ahead of FC Seoul and have won 2 of their last 5 games.
Prediction:  1 – 1
We’re going for a draw, Seoul cannot lose against and Pohang are more of a counter attacking team.

Daegu v Ulsan Hyundai @ 7.30pm

The 5th game of the day comes from the Daegu Stadium, as Daegu host Ulsan Hyundai. Daegu down at the bottom of the table level with Gwangju, they haven’t won since May. Ulsan Hyundai have 2 wins in 5 games, their weakness has been away goals.
Prediction:  0 – 2
We’re going for a Ulsan away win, Daegu need a few summer signings to stand a chance of surviving this season.

Jeju United vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai @ 8pm

The the final and late game of the evening comes from the holiday island of Jeju, as Jeju United host leader Jeonbuk Hyundai. Jeju have struggled recently with only 1 win in 4 games, and lost at the weekend to Suwon 1-0. Jeonbuk Hyundai have a 6 point lead at the top of the table and hammered Ulsan in the Hyundai Derby at the weekend 4-0.
Prediction:  1 – 2
Jeju are better at home, but we see Jeonbuk having to much and going home with the 3 points.

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K League Challenge 2017

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The K League Challenge returns at the weekend.

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