Busan I’Park vs Ulsan Hyundai
South Korea – K-League 1
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Busan Gudeok Stadium.
The Tigers had lost the title the last season by the tiniest of margins. They had finished level on points with the toppers, and the tie-breaking criterion was number of goals scored.
While the champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors had scored 72 goals, Kim Do-hoon’s men had scored 71, and thus ended runners-up.
They are on a mission to make amends for that near miss. They are at the top of the table at present, and already have scored 11 more goals than the defending champions.
On top of that, they are taking on a newly-promoted team this weekend. Not only are the Royals struggling in this top flight, but they have a long history of unimpressive performances against this rival as well.
As such, expect an Ulsan Hyundai win this weekend.
Busan I’Park vs Ulsan Hyundai: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Tigers had recorded 17 of the preceding 25 overall wins.
- They had conceded a total of one goal from the former three encounters.
- They had also scored two or more goals in four of the previous six match-ups.
- At this venue, the guests are on a winning run since 2015.
- Since 2014, only once have the visitors failed to score two or more goals at this venue.
Busan I’Park vs Ulsan Hyundai: Prediction
Do-hoon’s men are on a determined run to lift the title this season. They have scored the most number of goals so far, and have settled themselves at the top of the table.
They are also on a six-match winning run, and had won ten of their preceding eleven games. They were also unbeaten in 40 of their former 45 fixtures, and two of these losses had come against reigning champions Jeonbuk.
On the other hand, the Royals are winless in their last three match-ups, and they had conceded a total of eight goals from the past two games alone. They are also an inexperienced team in this league (as they were just promoted), and have a terrible h2h record against this opponent as well.
As such, expect Ulsan Hyundai to post the win this Saturday.
Busan I’Park vs Ulsan Hyundai: Betting Tips
Ulsan Hyundai to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Ulsan Hyundai @ 1.67 (2/3).