Gangwon vs Sangju Sangmu 09/07/19
9 July 2019
Gangwon and Sangju Sangmu go head-to-head at the Chuncheon Songam Stadium, with both sides battling it out for the top-six finish.
Unbeaten in their last five league outings (W2, D3), the hosts are on the verge of booking tickets for the playoffs. Prolific in front of the rival’s goal but fragile in defense, Gangwon have provided their fans with entertainment recently, with all five of their previous league games seeing both teams score while four of them featured over 2.5 goals. Kim Byung-soo’s main problem ahead of this match is the fact that his players have struggled to preserve a blank slate in all three of their last home matches across all competitions, conceding over 2.5 match goals twice along the way.
The visitors fight tooth and nail to secure their place in the playoffs, but their recent form suggests that it will be a daunting prospect for them to pick up all three points here (W1, D2, L2). Four of their last five games have featured under 2.5 goals, although three of them saw both teams score. Also, the Phoenix have endured mixed fortunes in their previous five league away matches (W2, L3). Interestingly, all three of those defeats have seen them fail to find the net, while both of those triumphs witnessed them score over 1.5 match goals.