Daegu vs. Ulsan Hyundai Betting Preview – K League 1, September 27, 2020
With the top six now decided, Ulsan Hyundai now knows that it just has five games to go before it can be crowned as K League champions.
But Daegu will be the first side to put a dent in those hopes as it welcomes the Horangi to the Forest Arena this Sunday.
Daegu vs. Ulsan Hyundai Odds
It is very noticeable that even though Ulsan Hyundai leads the way in South Korea and have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this season, MyBookie still only makes it a very narrow favorite for Sunday. Daegu will be difficult to beat at home and the pricing is very close for all match result options.
Daegu still remains a way off Pohang in third and is only looking likely to qualify for the AFC Champions League thanks to Sangju Sangmu unable to take up a berth in the competition. But this is still a real achievement for the Sky Blues and the simple fact of making the top six will give the players huge encouragement going into the final five games.
That confidence will be tempered by the fact that Daegu has only won one of its last eight league games – and has dropped from third in the table since that time. But there is also the draw between these two sides just two weeks ago, where Daegu was probably unlucky to come away with just a point. This could be a very close game once again.
Ulsan will no doubt travel inland believing that it can come back with all three points. The main threat will obviously be Junior, who has scored an incredible 24 goals in 22 games this season. But this is a team full of stars that have now lost just the one game in all competitions since the end of June.
A cup final against Jeonbuk was booked in the week and manager Kim Do-hoon would love nothing more than beating the Green Warriors to the league and cup titles, to make up for the heartbreak of last season when the Horangi lost out by just one goal on the last day of the campaign.
Prediction and Betting Pick
Although this has been a fascinating season so far, this is when it really gets interesting. With the top teams only playing the other clubs in the top six, every game is crucial. Daegu will still be on a high after making the cut and could give Ulsan a few problems at home – especially if the league leaders start to get a little anxious.