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Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Preview & Betting Tips - Jeonbuk host Suwon as K League 1 kicks off on Friday

Jeonbuk Motors have won by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Suwon Bluewings
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Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Jeonbuk Motors host Suwon Bluewings as the 2020 K League 1 season starts on Friday. There is value on the defending champions opening their campaign with a win at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Form


Jeonbuk Motors won their third straight K League 1 title last season. They beat Gangwon 1-0 on the final Matchday which was enough to overtake Ulsan who capitulated with a 4-1 home defeat to Pohang Steelers.

Jeonbuk have become a powerhouse in South Korea, winning five of the last six titles and the last three. They competed in the 2020 AFC Champions League before it was postponed.

José Morais’ side were defeated 2-1 at home by Yokohama F. Marinos and secured a 2-2 draw at Sydney FC. They went ahead through an own goal in Australia with Han Kyo-Won scoring a late equaliser after Choi Bo-Kyung had been sent off.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors News


Jeonbuk Motors have seen their two top scorers leave the club, Ricardo Lopes and Shin-uk Kim both moving to the Chinese Super League. Central defender Ja-ryong Ku was signed from Suwon Bluewings and will be keen to impress.

They club have resigned attacking midfielder Kim Bo-kyung after he won the K League 1 MVP award with Ulsan Hyundai. He recorded 13 goals and nine assists last season and is set to be a key player.

Promising 22-year-old central midfielder Takahiro Kunimoto was signed from Gyeongnam FC. 25-year-old winger Murilo has replaced Ricardo Lopes but it’s unclear if he can replicate the production of his fellow Brazilian.

Jeonbuk Motors have signed two strikers in the transfer window, Gue-sung Jo and Lars Veldwij. Jo made his competitive debut against Yokohama Marinos in the AFC Champions League and scored off the bench.

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Portuguese manager Jose Morais has been in charge of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC since January 2019 (Getty Images)

Suwon Samsung Bluewings Form


Suwon Bluewings finished eighth in the regular season in 2019 but they won the FA Cup to qualify for the AFC Champions League. They defeated Daejeon Korail 4-0 at home in the Cup before a 0-0 draw on the road.

Suwon were involved in high scoring matches to end their league campaign. They won 4-2 at Jeju United and lost 4-1 at Sangju Sangmu.

Im-saeng Lee’s side also played twice in the 2020 AFC Champions League before it was postponed. They lost 1-0 at home against Vissel Kobe and 2-1 at Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta'zim after Terry Antonis had equalised.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings News


Suwon Bluewings have Australian striker Adam Taggart up front who scored 20 goals in 33 appearances last season. His relationship with fellow countryman Terry Antonis could be key for Suwon.

27-year-old Ja-ryong Ku moved to Jeonbuk Motors and the dependable central defender could be sorely missed. Doneil Henry arrived from Vancouver Whitecaps to replace Ja-ryong and was strong in Suwon's opening ACL match against Vissel Kobe.

20-year-old attacking midfielder Se-jin Jeon was sent on loan to Sangju Sangmu. Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Sulejman Krpic was signed from FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo and competes with Taggart and 19-year-old Hyun-gyu Oh for a spot up front.

Suwon Bluewings
Suwon Samsung Bluewings finished eighth in the 2019 K League 1 season but won the FA Cup (Getty Images)

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Head to Head


Suwon Bluewings have a narrow 31-29 advantage over Jeonbuk Motors with 22 draws in 82 matches. Jeonbuk won 4-0 in Suwon in the 2019 regular season before a 1-1 draw in Jeonju.

They met again in the Championship Round, Jeonbuk Motors winning 2-0 in Jeonju with goals to Seung-ki Lee and Seon-min Mun.

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Betting Odds


Jeonbuk Motors are 1.80 favourites at bet365 with Suwon Bluewings priced at 4.33. A draw can be backed at 3.60.

Jeonbuk Motors have won by 2+ goals in three of their last four matches against Suwon Bluewings in K League 1 with the hosts available at 3.20 in the -1 handicap market.

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Match Up


Jeonbuk Motors have lost both top scorers from last season but made some smart signings. Attacking midfielder Kim Bo-kyung is set to be an important player and is likely to be influential here.

Suwon Bluewings rely heavily on Australian striker Adam Taggart. If he fails to fire, they could be in trouble and pressure will build on manager Im-saeng Lee.

Kim Bo-kyung
Attacking midfielder Kim Bo-kyung is a key player for Jeonbuk Motors (Getty Images)

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings Stats


  • Jeonbuk Motors have won 3 of their last 4 home matches (K League 1).
  • Jeonbuk Motors have won by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Suwon Bluewings (K League 1).
  • Suwon Bluewings have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches against Jeonbuk Motors (K League 1).
  • Suwon Bluewings have lost their last 3 competitive matches in all competitions.

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings FAQ

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Where is Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings being played?

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings is being played at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, Korea Republic.

When is Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings being played?

Jeonbuk Motors vs Suwon Bluewings is being played at 11:00 BST on Friday 8 May 2020.

Verdict

Jeonbuk Motors won the title last season and should have enough quality to start the season with a home win.

Best Bet: Jeonbuk Motors Win Full Time Result @1.80 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Jeonbuk Motors -1 Handicap @3.20 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Jeonbuk Motors Win 2-0 Correct Score @8.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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