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Will Gangwon Bounce Back at Home to Gwangju?


Gangwon will be hoping that home comforts can lead them to a win which would see them head back into the top-half when Gwangju make the visit to Chuncheon on Tuesday. Meanwhile, their adversaries will be hoping to pick up a second away victory of the campaign, and stabilise their position amongst the mid-table scrum.

Recent Form

Gangwon were reminded of what losing feels like away to Suwon on Saturday, with a late Han Seung-gyu winner a deserved punishment for their sloppy performance. Nevertheless, the Bears still come into this game in good form having been previously unbeaten in six consecutive league games, with fans hoping that they'll see the appearance of a Gangwon side that looked like they could begin to bother the upper-rungs of the table.

On the other hand, Gwangju will be intending to avoid a third league defeat in a row when they face Kim Byung-soo's men on Tuesday. Their recent struggles in front of goal are becoming a worrying sign, and with 67% of the team's away goals in the league coming against Daegu, onlookers are unlikely to come into the game with confidence. Now just three points ahead of bottom-placed Incheon, and with Suwon and Daegu now breathing down their necks, the Yellows will be expecting to address their slide in form sooner, rather than later.

Team News

The Bears will be worried that their reliable hand in goal Lee Bum-soo, who suffered an unfortunate injury in the build-up to Suwon's opener, will miss out on Tuesday, although Lee Gwang-yeon looked more than ready to deputise in his cameo appearance last time out. Elsewhere, Ko Moo-yeol should return to the forward-line, whilst the recently returned Masatoshi Ishida will hope to play a more prominent part in Kim Byung-soo's front three.

Gwangju, however, may wish to tweak their preferred 4-1-4-1 formation going into Tuesday's clash, with lone-striker Felipe De Sousa Silva failing to score in his last two. However, quality reinforcements are scarce, so tinkering is unlikely to be on the cards, with the only real potential for changes coming in the defensive department.

Head-to-Head

The two teams going into this fixture with a reasonable record against each other, with both sides coming out on top four times in 16 meetings. However, Gwangju have not been victorious against their opposition in six meetings, meaning the last time they triumphed over Gangwon was in September 2014. It's a statistic the home side will set out to ensure extends further, but one that will motivate the Yellows in their attempts to get an overdue one over on the Bears.

What to Watch

What version of Byung-soo ball will we see?





It has been a strange season for fans of 'Byung-soo ball', with the expansive style of play just as quickly fading as it does re-appear. Gangwon's 3-0 win against Daegu gave admirers of the setup something to cling onto, but Saturday's passive, wasteful performance away to Suwon offered little in the form of continued inspiration. A hybrid of a defensively sound, but attackingly creative Gangwon seems to be the winning formula this campaign, but can Kim Byung-soo get it out of his side consistently, or does disappointment beckon again?

Can Gwangju turn around their away fortunes?

Gwangju have been extremely disappointing on their travels this season, picking up just four out of a potential fifteen points away from home. Should they wish to stabilise their position in the league, this is a figure that will have to change, even if their home form is only a narrow improvement. Still, Gangwon have lost just one game at home in the opening section of the season, meaning a strong performance will be imperative to any potential victory.

Who to Watch

Kim Dae-won


Full of energy, creativity and ability, Kim Dae-won has been coming into his own recently as part of Gangwon's ever-changing front three, cementing his position in the side with a string of excellent performances. After a superb goal against Suwon on Saturday, the 24-year-old will be high on confidence, and looking to extend his strong form against a Gwangju side which has kept just one clean-sheet in their opening ten league games.

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Match Prediction

Despite their disappointing defeat on Saturday, Gangwon are still in the midst of an upturn in fortunes, and will be expecting to return to winning ways against Gwangju. Providing the sloppiness is reversed, there is little to suggest why the Bears won't get their wish.

Score Prediction - Gangwon FC 2-1 Gwangju FC



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