The K League 1 continues on Saturday with the 12th round of the 2018 season, and there are only 2 games to go until the 6-week world cup break. The highlight game of the day is between league leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai and struggling Pohang Steelers.
Previews and Predictions below;
K League 1: Saturday May 12th 2018 Preview / Predictions
There are 3 games in the K League 1 this Saturday;
Jeonbuk Hyundai vs. Pohang Steelers (2pm)
The first game of the day is an interesting clash between run away leaders Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers. Jeonbuk Hyundai come into this game 10 points clear at the top after only 12 games. However they lost in the ACL during the week over in Thailand and will rest a few players ahead of the second leg on Tuesday. Pohang have struggled recently and haven’t won since they beat Gyeongnam almost a month ago. On paper this should be a routine 3 points for Jeonbuk, however with the ACL game coming up that leaves the door open for Pohang to steal a point.
Prediction: 1 – 1
Gangwon FC vs. FC Seoul (2pm)
The second game of the day features two inconsistent sides in Gangwon FC and FC Seoul. Gangwon lost 3-0 last weekend against Sangju, but beat Jeju 5-3 only a few days prior. Which highlights their unpredictable nature. FC Seoul won the Super Match last weekend against Suwon, and have looked improved since parting way with their manager. A tough game to call on paper, however at the moment I feel Seoul should have the slight edge.
Prediction: 1 – 2
Jeju United vs. Jeonnam Dragons (4pm)
The 4 o’clock kickoff is between 4th placed Jeju United and 10th placed Jeonnam Dragons. Jeju United have looked more stable in the league since their ACL exit winning 3 of their last 4 games. Jeonnam Dragons also seem to be putting things together drawing against powerful neighbors Jeonbuk at the weekend, a result that extends their unbeaten run to 4 games. This could be a fun game with plenty of goals. I see Jeju coming out on top, but Jeonnam will make them work for the win.
Prediction: 3 – 1
K League 2: Saturday May 12th 2018 Predictions
The K League 2 continues on Saturday afternoon with two interesting games. The highlight game is the afternoon game between two former K League Classic (now K League 1) sides Gwangju and Seongnam, this could be a big game in the playoff race. Predictions here;
Daejeon Citizen vs. FC Anyang (3pm)
Prediction: 2 – 1
Gwangju FC vs. Seongnam FC (3pm)
Prediction: 2 – 2
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