There is under a month to go until the start of the 2019 K League 2 season, and the second tier of Korean Football is looking to be another interesting one. Last season was a bit of a mess with the Asan Mugunghwa situation, but that’s in the past now. So here is my prediction and a brief preview for the 2019 K League 2 season (note this is my personal prediction);

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K League 2 2019: Prediction

Starting at the top I feel like 2019 will finally be the season where Busan I’Park win promotion back into the top tier. They lost narrowly to FC Seoul in the playoffs last season and Sangju Sangmu the season before that. Asan Mugunghwa will be close behind, but aren’t the same force as last season. Finally I see Daejeon Citizen and Suwon FC claiming the other playoff spots, just ahead of recently relegated Jeonnam Dragons and often strong Bucheon 1995.

Moving to the bottom I really hope Seoul E-Land draw more fans this season, but honestly this could be their final K League season. Ansan Greeners are improving year on year, as are FC Anyang but I’m not sure if they’ll be close to the playoff mix this year. Finally Gwangju FC are an unknown package, they could be in the title picture or sitting at the bottom of the league. Time will tell I guess moving forward.

K League 2 2019: Preview

Hopes as always are high for a fun and interesting season, Jeonnam Dragons being in the mix this season changes things up a little bit.

Overall I feel the title is between Busan and Asan, however Daejeon, Suwon, Jeonnam, Bucheon and even Gwangju will all be in the mix. So it’s an unpredictable and interesting league at the moment on paper. Fingers crossed that local fans feel the same way and turn up to support the K League 2, as last season attendances were a mixed bag.

Finally here are the fixtures for the opening weekend of the K League 2 season. 2019 starts with a few key clashes including last seasons Champions Asan Mungunghwa traveling to recently relegated Jeonnam Dragons. Busan I’Park host FC Anyang and Bucheon 1995 take on Suwon FC. Then on Sunday Ansan Greeners welcome Daejeon Citizen and finally Seoul E-Land look to start the season well against Gwangju FC.

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Do you agree or disagree?

I will try my best to keep things updated throughout the 2019 K League via Twitter (and little via Facebook).

Tim
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org

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