Tip Gwangju FC - Ulsan Hyundai FC
One of the frontrunners for the title takes on the leading candidate for relegation in the K-League on Saturday. Ulsan Hyundai, second in the table, travel to Gwangju, who are bottom of the league after three games. Yet to even score a goal in this campaign, the future is bleak for Gwangju. The champions of the second tier in 2019, it looks as though Gwangju face an immediate return to their old stomping ground. That is unless they can turn things around. While Ulsan are a much better side, they don't have a terrible record in recent head-to-head meetings with them. Three of their last four matches were draws. However, a look further back shows that Gwangju haven't managed to beat Ulsan in their last nine encounters. If they could get their Brazilian forward Felipe firing, they could stand a chance of causing a shock. He hasn't scored yet but he won the K-League 2 Golden Boot last season.
Having missed out on the title on goal difference last season, Ulsan know that the championship will be decided by the tightest of margins. That's why they'll be kicking themselves for failing to beat Busan I'Park at home last week. Jeonbuk Motors wasted no time in speeding two points clear of their rivals. On the plus side, Junior Negrao kept up his fine form in front of goal. His equalising penalty put him on five goals for the season. The club's set-piece taker and resident goalscorer, back him to break the deadlock.
Key points Gwangju FC - Ulsan Hyundai FC
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 14 of Ulsan's last 17 away K-League games.
Gwangju have lost all three of their K-League matches this season.
Gwangju have failed to win any of their last nine matches against Ulsan.
Junior Negrao is the K-League's top scorer with five goals in three games.
Conclusion Gwangju FC - Ulsan Hyundai FC
Gwangju have by no means disgraced themselves with their performances since being promoted. We don't necessarily anticipate a trashing. What we foresee is a comfortable win for the travelling side. Back Junior Negrao to open the scoring.
Gwangju FC Ulsan Hyundai FC Prediction published on May 27, 2020