Seongnam vs Gwangju match preview: Even contest expected at Tancheon Sports Complex

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Competition: Korea Republic K-League 1
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 10:00 (UTC)
Venue: Tancheon Sports Complex

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the K-League 1 table so far. Here's the Seongnam - Gwangju latest:

Insights:
  • Seongnam have the fewest scored goals (5) in K-League 1
  • Gwangju have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Seongnam form and stats

2 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat. That’s what Seongnam, who have the fewest scored goals (5) in K-League 1, have to build on here at Tancheon Sports Complex in the K-League 1.

Times are rough for the home team, having gone 181 minutes without scoring a league goal. Lee Jung-Min was the last player to find the net.

Seongnam manager N. Kim and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Daegu (placed 11th) in the K-League 1. Preceding that match was a defeat to Ulsan (0-1).

The Seongnam goalkeeper Young-kwang Kim was crucial in the match against Daegu last time out, making six saves.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Seongnam have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won three, drawn two and lost five.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Busan I'Park are coming to town in four days.

Seongnam have scored 3 league goals here from 4 matches, not a lot. Seongnam have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals.

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Gwangju form and stats

Playing away, Gwangju have won 1 game, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the K-League 1 this season.

Felipe Silva (2) scored in Gwangju's previous match, the home game against Suwon that ended 2-0. A home win before that, celebrating 2-1 vs Incheon United.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Gwangju playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were four Gwangju wins, zero draws and two defeats.

Gwangju has another fixture away, a FA Cup game, against Busan Transportation in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Gwangju has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 6 goals from 4 games. 5 goals have been conceded by Gwangju in these games.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Seongnam won three, Gwangju won three and four draws. three games with over 2,5 goals, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

GwangjuF. de Sousa Silva
F. de Sousa Silva
3 goals
SeongnamF. Mulić
F. Mulić
2 goals
GwangjuJ. Kim
J. Kim
2 goals

Seongnam missing players

Gwangju missing players

Seongnam Gwangju
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
8 4 1 Played P 1 4 8
3 2 0 Won W 0 1 3
3 1 1 Drew D 1 1 1
2 1 0 Lost L 0 2 4
5 3 0 Scored S 1 6 10
4 2 0 Conceded C 1 5 9
62% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
25% 25% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 75%
25% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 38%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 12%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 12%
25% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 50%
50% 50% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 12%
62% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 0.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.2 1.6
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9 10.5 9 Shots (avg) S ( 5 5.5 10.4
3 3.2 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.8 4.5
21% 23% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 40% 28%
Key stats in K-League 1 this season:
  • Gwangju have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Gwangju have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Gwangju haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Seongnam have the fewest conceded goals (4) in K-League 1
  • Seongnam have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (0) in K-League 1
  • Seongnam have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in K-League 1
  • Seongnam have the fewest scored goals (5) in K-League 1

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Jeonbuk Motors 8 6 2 0 17 7 4 3 1 0 8 4 4 3 1 0 9 3 10 20
2 Ulsan 8 5 2 1 15 6 4 3 1 0 11 3 4 2 1 1 4 3 9 17
3 Suwon Bluewings 8 3 3 2 8 6 5 2 1 2 5 6 3 1 2 0 3 0 2 12
4 Seoul 8 4 0 4 10 9 3 2 0 1 5 2 5 2 0 3 5 7 1 12
5 Seongnam 8 3 3 2 5 4 4 2 1 1 3 2 4 1 2 1 2 2 1 12
6 Gwangju 8 3 1 4 10 9 4 2 0 2 4 4 4 1 1 2 6 5 1 10
7 Jeju United 8 1 6 1 6 6 4 1 3 0 4 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 0 9
8 Gangwon 8 2 3 3 7 12 3 1 1 1 3 3 5 1 2 2 4 9 -5 9
9 Pohang Steelers 8 2 2 4 8 12 5 1 2 2 4 8 3 1 0 2 4 4 -4 8
10 Incheon United 8 2 1 5 9 12 4 2 1 1 6 3 4 0 0 4 3 9 -3 7
11 Daegu 8 1 4 3 8 12 5 1 3 1 5 7 3 0 1 2 3 5 -4 7
12 Suwon 8 1 3 4 6 14 3 1 1 1 3 3 5 0 2 3 3 11 -8 6

Read more about K-League 1

The K League 1 is the top level of the South Korean football league pyramid. It was founded in 1983 as the Korean Super League, later renamed K League Classic and in 2018 renamed K League 1. It currently has twelve teams playing 33 fixtures each, then enter championship and relegation rounds.