The Long Cold Winter months are almost over and the new K League season is finally here. The 2017 season wasn’t exactly full of fireworks and rainbows, however this is a new year and a new season. So fingers crossed.

The season officially starts on Thursday March 1st which is a national holiday here in South Korea, and features all of the teams currently in the Asian Champions League (ACL). The “Korean Super Cup” between League champions Jeonbuk and FA Cup holders Ulsan Hyundai is maybe the standout game.

Before we start here a reminder of our K League 1 Season Prediction and Preview

K League 1: Thursday March 1st 2018 Preview / Predictions

There are 3 games on the opening day of the K League 1 Season;

Jeonbuk Hyundai vs. Ulsan Hyundai (2pm)

The Korean Super Cup and also the Hyundai derby kicks off the new season. Most people have picked Jeonbuk has the side to beat this season and with just cause. They are strong in all areas and we see them starting the season with a win. Ulsan Hyundai in the long run maybe dark horses, but this game maybe too early for them to pick up any points.

Prediction: 2 – 0

Suwon Bluewings vs. Jeonnam Dragons (2pm)

This on paper at least looks like the weeks home banker. Suwon Bluewings have brought in some solid signings during the off-season (Dejan being the biggest shock), and will come into this game as favorites. Jeonnam are one of the favorites to be in the relegation battle this coming season, however we see them at least getting on the scoresheet.

Prediction: 3 – 1

Jeju United vs. FC Seoul (4pm)

Jeju and Seoul is a tough one to call. Jeju had a strong 2017 and haven’t changed much, so are expected to be in the title mix. FC Seoul on the other hand have lost some of their bigger names and haven’t exactly set the world alight with new signings. We see this being a draw, with both side focusing on a safe start to the new season.

Prediction: 1 – 1

K League 2: 2018

The season kicks off on Saturday afternoon.

Here is our preview and prediction for the 2018 Season

Finally

Any thoughts, comments or questions. Feel free to comment below or message me via Twitter.

Tim
tim@modernseoul.org
@tpbarnes86

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