K-League Betting Tips: We preview Busan v Jeonbuk and Seoul v Gwangju
There’s more action from the South Korean K-League this weekend, with six matches taking place across Saturday and Sunday morning.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are one of five sides who won on the opening weekend, they’ll take on Busan I Park in our feature game on Saturday.
Then on Sunday we’ll place our focus on FC Seoul as they look to bounce back from last week’s 1-3 defeat to Gangwon at home to Gwangju this weekend.
Busan I Park v Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Sat, 11:00)
Reigning champions Jeonbuk got their title defence off to the best possible start last week as they put Suwon Bluewings to the sword in front of a live audience on the BBC.
Our traders are expecting them to make it two from two on Saturday against a Busan side who marked their first match in the top division since 2015 with a 2-0 defeat to Pohang Steelers.
Jeonbuk are odds-on to take all three points at 2/3, with Busan at 4/1 and the Draw priced at 14/5.
The visitors boasted the tightest defence in the K-League last season, and against a Busan team who rarely troubled Pohang last week, we go 7/4 for Jeonbuk to Win to Nil.
Kim Bo-kyung and Lee-Dong Gook are two names who could find themselves on the scoresheet in the match, although with little prospect of an end-to-end affair, we go 10/11 for Under 2.5 Goals in the match.
FC Seoul v Gwangju (Sun, 11:00)
Both of these sides will want to make up for lost time after suffering respective opening round defeats, and we reckon this could end up being an entertaining affair as a result.
Seoul will head into the match as 11/10 favourites despite the fact they’ve only won one of their last ten matches, while newly Gwangju are at 5/2. Yet it’s the Draw which could make most appeal at 23/10.
Why do we say that? Well, the hosts’ form is far from impressive, and each of Gwangju’s last six away matches has seen both teams find the net. That makes this match difficult to call but also potentially fascinating.
Our traders agree that there should be goals in this one, with Both Teams to Score odds-on at 8/11. And with attacking play the order of the day, we’re also going 10/11 for Over 2.5 Goals in the contest.
Best of the Rest
There are four more matches taking place in the K-League over the weekend starting with Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (21/10), who were beaten 4-0 last week, at home to second-place Gangwon (6/5).
Daegu (29/20) then take on Pohang Steelers (2/1) in the middle game on Saturday before Sunday sees Suwon Samsung Bluewings (14/5) at home to Ulsan Hyundai Horang-I (Evens).
The weekend’s fixtures conclude with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (6/5) at home to Incheon United (5/2) at 11am.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.