Jeonbuk Motors vs Kitchee
Competition: AFC Champions League
Date: 18 April 2018
Kick-off: 13:00 CET
Despite having lost one of their five group matches (4-2 at Tianjin Quanjian, a month ago), Jeonbuk Motors have been one of the most impressive teams in the AFC CL group stage, having scored no less than 19(!) goals, way more than any other participant in the competition. They have already qualified. Two weeks ago they beat Kashiwa Reysol 2-0 in Japan, in a game that had their goalkeeper as key component of their success, denying Kashiwa on two occasions in the first half. Jeonbuk have five wins in a row in all competitions, having kept a clean sheet in their last five matches(!). They are on fire, leading on Korea’s championship on 18 points from seven matches.
Kitchee were left… heartbroken two weeks ago, losing 1-0 to Tianjin Quanjian at home conceding in the 89th minute. They had their chances to open the scoring themselves, a win in that game would have them just one point behind second-placed Quanjian, but Modeste’s goal… “killed” them. Having scored just one goal in five matches, in their 1-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol, they can’t really claim they deserved to be in top 2. They have played 15 official matches in 2018, they have won all games but one in their domestic competition in Hong Kong, but have lost four of their five AFC CL group matches.
Previous five matches:
Jeonbuk Motors vs Jeonnam Dragons 3-0
Gyeongnam vs Jeonbuk Motors 0-4
Pohang Steelers vs Jeonbuk Motors 0-2
Kashiwa Reysol vs Jeonbuk Motors 0-2
Jeonbuk Motors vs Sangju Sangmu 1-0
Kitchee vs Pegasus 1-0
Kitchee vs Warriors 4-3
Kitchee vs Tianjin Quanjian 0-1
Dreams vs Kitchee 1-4
Kitchee vs Rangers 3-2
Jeonbuk’s next game is at Jeju United, on Sunday (Korea championship). Same day, Kitchee will be facing Dreams (Sapling Cup).
Jeonbuk Motors vs Kitchee: Head to head Stats
Jeonbuk have never hosted Kitchee before.
Jeonbuk Motors vs Kitchee: Prediction
Jeonbuk’s win pays… nothing, 1.06, so you definitely need something else, something to make it worth betting on this game. The fact that you have the best offence of the AFC CL group stage playing against a team that have conceded 11 goals in five matches, helps.
Jeonbuk Motors vs Kitchee: Betting Tips
I’m between four and five goals. “Over 3.5” pays 1.58, and “over 4.5” is at 2.30. Personally, I would take the risk to bet on “over 4.5”, counting on Jeonbuk to… throw a party in front of their own fans.
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