Jeonbuk Motors receives the visit of Suwon Bluewings on May 8, at 13:00, in the first stage of the K League, in South Korea.
The title champion is the favorite to win the inaugural match of the new season, at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
The prediction for the match Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings can be read at the end of this analysis.
Jeonbuk Motors: Team form, news and statistics
◾️Jeonbuk is the champion of the last three seasons in the K League (it has won 5 of the last 6 titles).
◾️According to the odds set by bookmakers, the team coached by the Portuguese José Morais has the first chance to win the 2020 season, the next favorites being Ulsan and FC Seoul.
◾️This is the third official match of the year for Jeonbuk. The last one was played on March 4, in the AFC Champions League (2-2 away, with FC Sydney).
◾️Forwards Ricardo Lopes and Shin-uk Kim, the first two scorers in 2019, left for the Chinese championship.
◾️Instead, offensive midfielder Kim Bo-kyung, last season’s MVP, returned (from Ulsan) with 13 goals and 9 assists.
◾️Also signed: central midfielder Kunimoto, extreme Murilo, as well as forwards Gue-sung Jo and Lars Veldwij.
◾️The first started with a goal against Yokohama Marinos, in the AFC Champions League.
◾️The group is valued at 15.35 million euros, the most valuable player being the offensive midfielder Seung-ki Lee (1.3 million).
Suwon Bluewings: Team form, news and statistics
◾️Suwon Bluewings finished 8th last season, but won the South Korean Cup after a 4-0 overall win over Daejeon Korail.
◾️The team coached by Im-saeng Lee is one of the top half of the standings.
◾️Experts believe that he does not have the strength to fight for the title.
◾️Like Jeonbuk, Suwon Bluewings caught two AFC Champions League matches this year, until the competition was interrupted.
◾️In the last match, on March 3, the Koreans were defeated away 2-1 by Johor, from Malaysia.
◾️Central defender Ja-ryong Ku left for Jeonbuk. Doneil Henry was brought in from the Vancouver Whitecaps to replace him.
◾️Sulejman Krpic, from FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo, also came.
◾️The group is valued at 12.65 million euros, the most valuable player being the Australian striker Adam Taggart (1.8 million).
⚽️Statistics of direct matches Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings
▪️Jeonbuk Motors and Suwon Bluewings have met 64 times so far.
▪️Jeonbuk have won 6 of the last 9 direct matches.
▪️Last season, Jeonbuk won twice (2-0 at home and 4-0 away), a third match ending in a draw, 1-1.
Football Prediction of the Day Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings
Jeonbuk Motors lost its top scorers, but had a market campaign to keep it a favorite in the title fight.
The team coached by José Morais should start right in the new season.
The guests depend to a very large extent on Taggart (20 goals in 33 games last championship).
If the Australian is strictly marked, Suwon doesn’t have much offensive solutions.
The direct results are an additional argument that Jeonbuk has the first chance in this confrontation.
Bet Tips: Jeonbuk Motors win