The clash between Busan I’Park vs Suwon Bluewings is set to be one of the games of K-League Round 4 and there’s plenty at stake in this one.
Busan I’Park will go into this game with some confidence, picking up their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Uslan and will look to get their first win for 2020 at home against the Bluewings.
However, while it was a gallant effort by Busan I’Park last week, they almost scored a major upset when they found themselves in front at the 55-minute mark but failed to hold on allowing Uslan to level the scores from the penalty spot after 79 minutes.
Suwon Samsung is coming off a solid 1-0 win over the Incheon United last weekend which was their first victory for the 2020 season.
Both teams will go into this clash feeling a bit disappointed they have not been able to capitalise on the scoreboard or pick up enough points on the table at this early stage of the season.
They will both go into this game thinking they can get the win here, but this should be a fairly even contest and I would expect them to split the points at the end of it.
For something different, we turn our attention to the IPL.
No, not that IPL, we mean the Israeli Premier League and the overnight clash between Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Hapoel Haifa which kicks off 3 am Sunday AEST.
Maccabi Tel Aviv is the defending champions and are men on a mission aiming to go back-to-back.
They currently sit on top of the IPL table and have Maccabi Haifa breathing down their necks just six points behind them.
Currently, Maccabi Tel Aviv have gone through the season undefeated but their one and only loss was in the championship round so they will do what they can to make 2019-20 without suffering a defeat.
Their opponents, Hapoel Haifa managed to book themselves a spot int he Championship Round of the IPL just before it was suspended due to COVID19.
They didn’t go into it with the best of form having dropped three points in their last four League matches.
It’s a great achievement to have made it to the Championship Rounds of the season but facing the reigning champions and current leaders may give them a reality check to where they are really at.
With the home side aiming for an unbeaten season they will want to ensure that their dominance won’t be questioned or challenged by the underdogs.
Hapoel Haifa have proven to be a tough opponent for Maccabi Tel Aviv of recent, but I can’t see that happening in this match up.
Backing the home team to lead at both half time and full time in this one.