Ulsan vs Suwon Bluewings
AFC Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan.
Ulsan and Suwon Bluewings are set for the all-Korean clash in the last 16 round of the most elite football competition in Asia. The Bluewings are generally the favourites to advance into the quarterfinal over two legs, but the first leg hosts will come into the game in much higher spirits, following their fine spell of form in the last couple of weeks.
The team led by Kim Do-Hoon could not do much to challenge last term’s semi-finalists Shanghai SIPG in the Group F. Nevertheless, they can be satisfied with the fact they came second at the end with just one defeat in six matches in the group stage.
Their counterparts suffered two losses in their respective AFC Champions League group, but they managed to see off the likes of Kashima Antlers in the very last round to overtake the Japanese outfit at the top and eventually win the group.
Ulsan vs Suwon Bluewings: Head-to-head
Teams have 18 wins apiece coming into their landmark 50th head to head encounter.
None of last three H2H games saw three or more goals.
Ulsan lead the head to head tie in matches in front of the home crowd ahead of 24th clash at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.
Ulsan vs Suwon Bluewings: Prediction
As mentioned above, the hosts are the form favourites since the Bluewings took just one point from last three K-League 1 outings. Seo-Jung-Won’s troops scored just once in these three ties. Knowing that Ulsan’s defensive line did a decent job in the recent period, we have to fancy the 3.00 odds offered for the hosts to keep a clean sheet here.
The home win is also priced up at 2.60, which is a must-take regarding teams’ most recent spell of form and the fact Ulsan generally have the lead in home H2H ties against Suwon. Under 2.5 goals FT also looks decent at 1.65 given the importance of the match as well as the H2H trend.
Ulsan vs Suwon Bluewings: Bet Tips
Ulsan to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00
Ulsan to win @ 2.60.