Week two of the K-League 2020 style gets underway today and the clash between Daegu and the Pohang Steelers looks set to be a fascinating encounter.
Daegu goes into this match the favourite but would be filthy after their goalless draw against Incheon United last week after dominating for the entire match on the stats sheet.
As for their opponents, the Pohang Steelers, they’ll be up and about after a solid 2-0 win over Busan L’Park, extending their unbeaten record of five matches on the trot dating back to the end of the 2019 K-League season.
The Steelers will travel to Daegu with what is likely to be an unchanged lineup and the confidence that their best Football can be played anywhere, anyone, anytime.
It’s been a frustrating period for Daegu having won just one of their last six K-League games.
Along with this, they failed to win any of their last five at home at the end of the last season.
Pohang Steelers go into this game the form team and should be able to get the points in this one.
You can always rely on German efficiency to get sport back in the current climate and boy are we glad to see top-flight European Football back in action as the Bundesliga returns this weekend.
Sure, there’s empty stadiums and subs wearing face masks and yes, it’s going to look and feel little different than usual but we’ll happily take it.
Tonight’s clash (11:30 pm AEST) between Hoffenheim and Hertha is set to be a fascinating encounter.
Both sides were struggling for form before the season was suspended, so they will both be hoping the COVID19 enforced hiatus of the Bundesliga was a blessing in disguise as they look to make a fresh start towards the back end of their respective 2019-20 campaigns.
For Hoffenheim, it’s still mathematically possible to qualify for Europe.
They go into this match without a win in their past five games and this will also be their first home game since they conceded six goals against league leader Bayern Munich, but a lot has changed in Football and the world since then.
Hoffenheim have had plenty of time to at least think about how they can improve from it.
As for Hertha, they’ll be aiming to finish in the top half of the Bundesliga table as something to build on for the future and make sure they don’t go down Relegation Road or Autobarn in the case of Germany.
Hertha has only managed two wins from their past nine matches and have conceded 10 goals in their past three alone so they will be aiming to really get a few at the back of the net in this one.
I expect this game will be a high-scoring encounter and highly entertaining.
I’m taking both teams to split the points at the $3.30 price.