The K-League One returns following some midweek cup action which seen most of the top tier teams escape unscathed, with Incheon’s nightmare season continuing as they crashed out to Suwon FC on penalties. Last weekend in the league Jeonbuk extended their lead at the top defeating 10 man Ulsan with Takahito Kunimoto scoring his first goal for the club. That victory opened up a 4pt gap a the top of the table and given the fact that Jeonbuk are yet to hit top form in 2020 it does look like there will be green ribbons on the K-League trophy again.
Elsewhere Seongnam and FC Seoul managed to stem the flow of defeats with a draw at Busan and a 1-0 victory over Incheon respectively which keeps both teams out of the relegation battle…..for now. Daegu continued their recent run of form as they defeated Gangwon 2-1, Edgar and Cesinha getting the goals and finally newly promoted Gwangju lost at home to Pohang in the Friday night game but still remain in 7th spot in the table just 1pt from the the ‘top 6’.
This weekend has a couple of tasty clashes with Seongnam vs Pohang being the highlight on the Sunday as The Magpies look to move on from a poor run of four defeats and hopefully take advantage of scores elsewhere. Seongnam defeated the league’s newest team in the FA Cup as a 1st half Tomi strike saw them defeat Chunam Asan 1-0 while Pohang progressed to Round 4 with a 1-0 win over Gyeonju Citizen.
Prediction : Away Win – Pohang 2 Seongnam 1
On Saturday most eyes will be on the first Super Match of the season as Suwon Bluewings welcome FC Seoul to town, although I’m not sure how much longer we can use the tag “Super Match” to refer to the derby to be honest.Both teams are struggling for any kind of form and it could come down to which team can can keep from gifting possession away. Bluewings will be without Yeom Ki-hun who is earning his coaching badges while, if rumours are true, Seoul may decide to give Ju Se-jong one final game in a Seoul shirt before his potential move to Gamba Osaka.
Prediction : Score Draw – Bluewings 1 Seoul 1
Predictions for all the games are below.