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Dong-gook Lee impressively demonstrated last week that you can still become a match winner in a professional league at the tender age of 41. The striker, who was on loan to Werder Bremen in 2001 but only played seven games in the Bundesliga, marked the decisive goal in the 84th minute for his club Jeonbuk FC’s 1-0 victory.
The reigning champions made a start in terms of results, but struggled against the cup winner Suwon Bluewings in front of their home crowd. Next Saturday there will be a duel between Busan and Jeonbuk. The odds of reputable bookmakers in Germany are again clearly in favor of the green-whites, who are traded as a clear favorite.
However, the undertaking is not going to be easy again, because although the home side only fixed the return to K-League 1 through the relegation, they are not a typical newcomer. The club from the second largest city in South Korea has a long and successful history with a total of four championship titles and also has a squad with a lot of potential.
The start was anything but optimal for the newcomer, because the Pohang Steelers suffered a sensitive 0-2 defeat. We would still be wary of predicting the away win between Busan and Jeonbuk.
Instead, we expect a competitive match in which, like a week ago, the guests will need a lot of patience to convert their football superiority into goals. The logical consequence would be a Busan vs. Jeonbuk tip on a maximum of two hits.
Busan l’Park recently spent a total of four seasons in South Korea’s second-highest division. The fourfold title holder from the second largest city in the country therefore has a big name, but has not been able to do justice to this in recent years. After all, in December 2019 the long-awaited rise, which the Red-Whites fixed via the relegation, was successful.
Although coach Deok-je Jo can rely on a relatively good squad, which was also significantly strengthened in winter, the goal for this season is clearly relegation. In order not to be pinned down at the bottom of the classification immediately after two matchdays, it would be extremely important to score in the first home game of the season.
This undertaking failed significantly last weekend. Despite a promising early phase, it didn’t take half an hour for the Pohang Steelers to take the 1-0 lead. In the second round, the home team added 2-0 to the final result. Overall, l’Park acted too harmlessly, which can serve as an argument to make a forecast for a maximum of two goals between Busan and Jeongbuk on Saturday.
Hope for a surprisingly positive result is at least the fact that the Red and Whites 2019 were the second best home team in the second division. With just nine wins in 18 games (six draws, three bankruptcies), the balance for a newcomer was average at best.
Again, it can be assumed that the outsider will focus on the game against the ball and will try to keep the zero behind for as long as possible. If this succeeds longer than a week ago, we would by no means rule out a coup in the form of a point gain from the quite talented climber. In our “Outsider betting” guide you will find further information and information on potential forecasts for the alleged underdog.
The most important personalities in the Jo-Elf squad are certainly the two Brazilians Romulo and Gustavo Vintecinco, who have to be in top form to emit the risk of scoring. Defensive hopes rest on captain Kang, who has over 400 first division games under his belt, but now faces the major challenge of leading an almost completely new four-man chain.
The club with the sonorous name Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is undoubtedly the most successful South Korean football club of the past decade. During this period, the green-whites voted national champions seven times, including in the 2019 season, when the goal difference of eight goals ultimately decided the franchise from Jeonju.
The team of Portuguese coach José Morais would very much like to defend the title from the previous year, even though longstanding rival Ulsan Hyundai is preparing to end the reign of the reigning champions. The chances are not bad, considering that Jeonbuk had a rather disappointing cold start in the previous week on the lawn.
Although it was enough for the probably best-occupied squad of the South Korean K-League 1 to a 1-0 home win against Suwon Bluewings, the Morais eleven remained guilty of a lot. Despite a 15-minute majority and a visual superiority over the entire season, the flattering winning goal only came in the 84th minute. Before that, the offensive game of the master looked too unimaginative, too uncreative and unusually slow for long stretches.
The narrow victory in terms of the results of the 2019 season was not really surprising. Last year, the top team was very disciplined and it was not for nothing that it was the best defensive in the K-League. The fact that eleven of Hyundai Motors’ last 13 competitive games ended in fewer than three goals confirms our thesis that the odds of Under 2.5 between Busan and Jeonbuk could pay off.
Perhaps the most interesting and at the same time most talented player in the green and white lineup is Bo-Kyung Kim. The now 30-year-old midfielder won the MVP title of the South Korean Beletage in 2019 and moved from Ulsan to Jeonju in the winter, where he is now to defend the title together with four other national players from the Land of Morning Silence.
Busan vs Jeonbuk head to head matches
12.08.15 KL1 Jeonbuk Busan 2 : 0
01.07.15 KL1 Jeonbuk Busan 2 : 1
15.04.15 KL1 Busan Jeonbuk 1 : 2
10.09.14 KL1 Busan Jeonbuk 1 : 1
05.07.14 KL1 Busan Jeonbuk 0 : 2