KT Wiz Suwon vs. Kia Tigers – KBO (July 9, 2021)
This week has been extremely chaotic for South Korean baseball. Several games were canceled because of bad weather, and we even had two fixtures postponed because of health protocols in the previous round.
Many more are questionable on Friday, but it looks like the clash between KT Wiz Suwon and Kia Tigers should go through as planned.
I explore the team news and share my predictions for the clash in this KT Wiz Suwon vs. Kia Tigers betting preview.
KT Wiz Suwon Stats, Form, and Team News
- League Position: 1st
- Last 5 Games: 4-1
- Runs Scored: 402
- Runs Conceded: 332
- Starting Pitcher: Ko Young-Pyo (7-3; 3.38 ERA)
If you’re looking for the most consistent KBO team in June and July, look no further than KT Wiz Suwon. The side has been excellent in the past several weeks. The good performances resulted in a strong winning run that includes eight wins in the past ten games.
KT Wiz currently sits on top of the KBO table as a result, and I think this might be the top favorite for the league title this year.
Both the offense and the defense are extremely reliable. KT Wiz has a 7-2 record against the Kia Tigers so far this season, and with a starting pitcher like Ko Yong-Pyo at the helm, I expect another solid game from the favorites.
Kia Tigers Stats, Form, and Team News
- League Position: 9th
- Last 5 Games: 4-1
- Runs Scored: 279
- Runs Conceded: 406
- Starting Pitcher: Aaron Brooks (2-5; 3.45 ERA)
The Kia Tigers have been struggling all season long, but they actually found some form recently. The team is currently on a four-game winning streak. That run is somewhat misleading, though, because three of the victories came against last-placed Hanwha.
I’m not sure that the Tigers can keep it up against an opponent like KT Wiz Suwon. Their defense has been abysmal, and even if Aaron Brooks does a good job, the bullpen will likely fail to keep KT Wiz quiet.
On top of that, this is the KBO team that has scored the least runs, so you can’t expect the offense to carry the game either.
KT Wiz Suwon vs. Kia Tigers Prediction
It’s really hard to see anything else but a victory for the favorites here. KT Wiz is a confident team with plenty of quality players, while the Tigers have been the punching bag of the KBO for most of the campaign so far.
Sure, the team found some form recently, and the clash could be closer than most people expect, but Suwon should still win this one rather comfortably.
- Prediction: KT Wiz Suwon to Win
If you like this betting preview, you should check my post on the clash between LG Twins and Doosan Bears.