FC Seoul vs. Daegu Betting Preview – K League 1, September 20, 2020

| September 18, 2020 2:18 am PDT

It is probably an outside bet but FC Seoul has the best chance of anyone to climb above Gangwon and nick the last remaining top-six place up for grabs in K League 1.

Gangwon needs to drop points while FC Seoul must win this Sunday against Daegu – and preferably score a lot of goals in the process.

FC Seoul vs. Daegu Latest Odds

FC Seoul to Win+220
The Draw+260
Daegu to Win+120

Having already qualified for the top six, I’m not sure Daegu will be quite as intent on winning this as FC Seoul is – even if the capital city club still faces an uphill task to finish in the top half. But these are evenly balanced teams so the draw bet definitely looks the better value at first glance.

FC Seoul vs. Daegu Match Preview

It has been a season largely to forget for FC Seoul, after last year’s AFC Champions League qualification. There was a real belief that Choi Yong-soo would be able to lead this squad into challenging Jeonbuk and Ulsan for the league title. But he was gone by the end of July after an awful run of results.

There has been an upturn in fortunes since then but the chances of a top-six spot at the split look remote now. Last week’s loss to bottom of the table Incheon just about sums up FC Seoul’s season and made it very unlikely that it will make a repeat of that Champions League qualification.

Daegu has had its ups and downs this season but has largely come through on its promise to improve after surprising many last year. Making the top six was the first priority – and that was achieved even with some of the top players in the squad missing through injury throughout the campaign.

It almost didn’t make it though. Last week’s 3-2 win over Seongnam ended a six-game winless streak that threatened to ruin all the good work that had been put in before. The Sky Blues famously thrashed FC Seoul 6-0 in the reverse fixture at the Forest Arena in June – but don’t expect a repeat performance on Sunday.

My Prediction and Pick

  • The Draw

I’m assuming that Gangwon will win its game with Suwon on Sunday – and that the news will filter through to the FC Seoul players as the games progress. That would make this game a bit of a non-event in the end and if Daegu has not completely capitulated by then there is a good chance that this one will end in a draw.

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