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Preview: Suwon FC vs Bucheon FC 1995

It's round 19 in the K League 2 and all teams are beginning to face each other for the third and final time. In Monday night's match, second place hosts Suwon FC will look to continue their title challenge. Meanwhile, eighth place Bucheon FC 1995 need a win to return to play-off contention. 

Last Time Out

Suwon FC 2-2 Jeonnam Dragons

After winning their previous two matches, Suwon managed to salvage a draw against Jeonnam Dragons, the team with best defence in the K League 2. A Hwang Ki-wook double gave Jeonnam the lead twice in the 10th and 84th minutes, with Marlone giving Suwon the first equaliser in the 37th minute. Prior to Hwang's second goal Cho Yu-min received a red card for Suwon, causing things to look fairly bleak towards the end of the match.

However, in the 97th minute Jang Joon-young rose to meet a corner to score a header in the dying seconds, ensuring that Suwon have scored at least two goals per game for three matches in a row. Suwon now come into this weekend two pints behind league leaders Jeju United and three points ahead of third place Daejeon Gama Citizen.

Highlights of the match can be viewed here

Daejeon Hana Citizen 1-0 Bucheon FC 1995


Bucheon are now one loss away from their worst losing run in their history, thanks to conceding a 90th minute goal that ensured they fell to their fifth loss in a row. Bucheon had improved from previous weeks and made fewer mistakes, but Daejeon's higher quality squad proved to be the deciding factor and Bucheon could not hold on for a point. Bucheon's effort was made harder when midfielder Song Hong-min received a red card in the 61st minute thanks to a reckless sliding tackle.

This lead to Bucheon not having the numbers to cover a late Daejeon attack, leaving Bruno Baio unmarked to slot home from the edge of the penalty area. Despite the victory it would be Daejeon's manager Hwang Sun-hong losing his job, getting sacked early this week. Bucheon Song Sun-ho remains in charge for Monday's match, but another defeat could lead to him receiving his marching orders in the near future. 

Highlights of the match can be viewed here

Previous Meetings

Bucheon are the only team in the K League 2 to have defeated Suwon FC twice this season. Conversely, Suwon are the only team in the K League 2 that Bucheon has manged to defeat twice this season. The first victory came at the end of May, when Bucheon won 2-1 away from home thanks to a brace from Lee Hyun-il. An Byong-jun was the scorer for Suwon that day. The second victory was in early August, with Lee Hyun-il opening the scoring and Cho Soo-chul doubling the lead to give Bucheon a 2-0 home victory.

That result was the the last unbeaten match for Bucheon before the start of their current five match losing run, the joint worst run in their history. Coincidentally, it was also Suwon's last defeat before going on their current four game unbeaten run. That victory also resulted in Bucheon going ahead in the fixture between these two sides, as Bucheon now have 11 victories in total, while Suwon have 10 and there have been six draws. Bucheon have also scored 42 goals  in the fixture compared to Suwon's 36. Can Bucheon end their run of bad form against a team that they have regularly proven themselves against, or will current form finally swing the result in Suwon's favour?

Team News

Cho Beom-seok is suspended for this match and is available immediately afterwards, while fellow midfielder Song Hong-min received a two match suspension last weekend. Guk Tae-jeong is one yellow card away from suspension as is Lee Hyun-il, and Kim Young-chan remains an injury doubt. After spending so much of the season with the same starting eleven, these regular absences coinciding with the poor run of form show Bucheon's lack of squad depth. 

The Adversary

Midfielder Cho Yu-min will be missed after his red card last weekend means that he will miss Monday's match. The 23 year-old has played in 15 matches this season, all of them starts, and he has scored two goals. Other than that they seem to have access to a full strength squad. As Suwon currently have the most deadly attack in the league and the third best defence, Bucheon definitely have reason to fear Suwon. 

Who To Watch

Bucheon's top scorer Lee Hyun-il has had a mixed season of sorts, as the entirety of Bucheon's attack has failed to find much inspiration. However, the Seongnam loanee, who turns 26 this Sunday, has scored three of his four goals this season against Suwon. Whether it's due to luck, skills, tactics, or a mixture of all three, the fact remains that Lee has scored more goals that anyone else against Suwon this season.

Being one yellow card away from suspension might make the manager consider resting him in upcoming games. But with the form he has had against Suwon he is likely to play. As he has scored three-quarters of all of Bucheon's goals against Suwon this season, success for Bucheon rests quite heavily on Lee's shoulders. 

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Prediction

Based on form, league position, and available players this match has a Suwon victory written all over it. However, Bucheon have proven themselves to be Suwon's bogey team this season, and Bucheon quite like to play as the underdog. There's a good chance that these factors will cancel each other out, resulting in a draw. 

Suwon FC 1-1 Bucheon FC 1995


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