JEJU UTD VS GYEONGNAM PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Jeju United and Gyeongnam meet at Jeju World Cup Stadium, in a match for the 16 th round of the K League. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 10-03-2018, Gyeongnam won at home by ( 2-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 2 matches won 2. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 2nd and 4th of the table of the league, in reality it is a match between the 7th classified in home matches and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 27 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Sangju Sangmu, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Suwon Bluewings, by (2-3). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered the most positive results outside of its stadium, as it has won 16 points in away matches and only 8 in its stadium. For the league, Jeju United won 8 points out of 21 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 7 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Jeju United has played a total of 7 games so far, winning 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, scoring a total of 8 goals and suffering 9 goals, with an average of 1.14 goals scored and 1.29 goals, demonstrating a better offensive performance. In all its games, its best moment was in the final 30 minutes of the game, a period in which it scored 12 goals, with highlight for the Brazilian midfielder Magno Cruz, with 5 goals scored. For this match the home team arrives in 4 consecutive matches without knowing defeats, but acting in their domains has shown greater difficulties, since in 8 matches they won only 2 times, with 3 draws and 3 losses, being that the scoreboard final was more than 1.5 goals in only 2 games and did not score in 5 games.
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 25 points won. In the last match, they won in a home match against Pohang Steelers, by (2-0), after in the previous match they lost at home, against Gangwon, by (0-1). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since it has won 13 points in away matches and 14 at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 10 conceded in away matches, against 8 goals scored and 7 conceded at home. For the league, Gyeongnam won 13 points out of 21 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 7 home matches. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 33 of the last 37 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have only won 1 result. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 14 of their 38 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Gyeongnam played so far a total of 7 games, winning 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, scoring a total of 14 goals and suffering 10, remaining with an average per game of 2 goals scored and 1.43 suffered, demonstrating an optimal offensive use, but difficulties in its defensive sector. In all its games, its best moment was in the final 30 minutes of the game, a period in which it scored 14 goals, with a highlight for the Brazilian Marcão, with 10 goals and 2 assists. For this game the visiting team arrives with a good performance, because in 6 matches was defeated only once and acting in the home of the opponent, and accumulates 3 games without defeat, with 2 wins and 1 draw. In his last 5 games under these conditions, the final score was more than 1.5 goals in all games and he always scored at least one goal.
PREDICTION: Jeju Utd to win @ 2.00