Daegu vs Jeonbuk
South Korea K League 1
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Daegu Stadium.
The reigning champions will have to win this one to keep the pressure on toppers Ulsan Hyundai. There is only three points between them because of the recent defeat to Sangju Sangmu. The home side has been prolific in defence just like last season, but they have to be careful of Daegu who are one of the top scoring teams so far.
The visitors are also on a two match winning streak like their upcoming opponents. They have done well so far and have announced their interest in the title race. But they have a long way to go and this match will be crucial in determining their chances.
Daegu vs Jeonbuk: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Jeonbuk has three wins and a defeat in five previous meetings with this opposition.
- All three recent clashes between them had a common score line of 2-0.
- The visitors have won all ten previous trips to this ground on the trot.
- Six of those ten games here had more than 2.5 goals in total.
- Both sides found the back of the net in half of those ten fixtures as well.
- Jeonbuk is on an unbeaten run of five games in all competitions.
Daegu vs Jeonbuk: Prediction
Daegu is in the top five mainly because they did well away from home so far. Of the seven matches on the road they managed to stay unbeaten in five and lost the remaining two.
But the majority of their wins this season came at home too, with only one defeat in seven matches. At the same time both defeats of the champions came out of their comfort zone. Even with that in mind, I do not think they will lose at a venue where they have a winning streak going on since 2007. So I am backing the visitors to win this one comfortably.
Daegu can hurt even the top teams with their attacking power. We saw that against the toppers in recent match day. In fact they have scored in all seven previous games at home in both cup and league. Some of the meetings here with Jeonbuk have also produced goals at both ends of the field. We can expect a similar score line this weekend too.
Daegu vs Jeonbuk: Betting Tips
The away team to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.72 (5/7).