The AFC Champions League returns on Wednesday evening with the second leg of the Quarter Final stage. The only K League sides remaining in the competition face each other as Suwon Bluewings host Jeonbuk Hyundai. Suwon won the 1st leg 3-0 away, so the pressure will certainly be on Jeonbuk. Here are details on this Quarter Final 2nd leg game in the ACL2018;

Reminder that this season I’m taking a long streamlined approach to the ACL due to other commitments and therefore focuses just on Predictions, and only for games including K League sides. However I’ll try and link previews for other sites when possible.

AFC Champions League Quarter Final 2nd Leg Prediction

Prediction: Suwon Bluewings 1 – 2 (4-2 agg) Jeonbuk Hyundai
Wednesday September 19th 20182nd Leg

The first leg was surprisingly one sided as Suwon took their chances and left with an impressive 3-0 victory. Jeonbuk however aren’t beaten yet and I see them winning on Wednesday evening, but I don’t see them overcoming the three goal deficit. Jeonbuk are away and clear atop the K League 1 table and eased past Jeju United at the weekend 4-0. Suwon Bluewings rested a few players and labored to a goalless draw against bottom of the league Incheon United on Saturday afternoon. Clearly showing that their focus is on the ACL at the moment.
The meetings between these sides this season in the league have both gone to Jeonbuk (3-0, 2-0). They next play in the league this coming Sunday. They have never played either other in the ACL before the 1st leg, which of course Suwon won 3-0.

 

Finally

Highlights from the 1st Leg (Jeonbuk 0-3 Suwon);

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Tim
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