K League Listings (11-22/23)

There are still two rounds left in the K League Classic plus this weekend will also have the first playoff match for the K League Challenge between Gangwon and Gwangju. Finally there is also the KFA Cup final between Seoul and Seongnam.

K League Classic Fixtures – Round 37

Championship Half
Suwon Samsung vs Jeonbuk Motors, Saturday 4pm KST
Ulsan Hyundai vs Jeju United, Saturday 5pm KST
FC Seoul vs Pohang Steelers, *Wednesday 7:30pm KST

Relegation Half
Gyeongnam FC vs Busan IPark, Saturday 2pm KST
Jeonnam Dragons vs Sangju Sangmu, Saturday 2pm KST
Incheon United vs Seongnam FC, *Wednesday 7:30pm KST

Mini Previews

Suwon vs Jeonbuk

This used to have some shine to it, then Jeonbuk went and won the title a couple weeks ago. Now it’s just a pride match as Suwon also has nothing to play for since Pohang cannot catch them for second place.

TV: MBC Sports+
Naver: Naver, Daum, Afreeca

Ulsan vs Jeju

A must win for Jeju if they have any hopes of qualifying for the AFC Champions League next season. They’re six points behind Pohang for third, so their hopes are slim at best. Ulsan is playing for pride as well, and possibly Kim Min-kook’s job. An Ulsan win would see them jump Jeju up to 5th in the table, which may make the disappointing season a little less so.

TV: SPOTV+
Stream: Naver, Daum, Afreeca

Seoul vs Pohang

(*To be made up next Wednesday*) Will this game mean anything? Depends on what happens the KFA Cup final on Sunday. If Seoul wins the cup, then they won’t need to finish third in the table to qualify for Asia. But, if they don’t beat Seongnam they’ll need to close the three point gap on Pohang, which a win over the Steelers would accomplish (Seoul has a slight goal difference advantage).

TV: TBA

Gyeongnam vs Busan

A potentially big game for both. A draw would guarantee safety for Busan while a win for Gyeongnam could pull them further away from the relegation spots.

TV: MBC Gyeongnam
Stream: Naver, Afreeca

Jeonnam vs Sangju

Jeonnam has largely been asleep at the wheel since the split given they were already completely safe. Sangju has a slim hope of avoiding the quick return to the Challenge, but it’ll be difficult.

TV: Yeosu MBC
Stream: Naver, Afreeca

Incheon vs Seongnam

(*To be made up next Wednesday*) Incheon needs a win to guarantee their safety while Seongnam is very much in the relegation mix. This would could be a tricky thing for Seongnam depending on how Sunday goes. If they win, could they experience a hangover from it? If they lose, can they pick themselves up?

TV: TBA

K League Challenge Playoff Round 1

Gangwon FC vs Gwangju FC, Saturday 2pm KST

The first round of the playoffs. Gangwon was relegated last season in the playoffs (lost to Sangju), can they bounce back and be promoted through the same medium? Well see. They’ll run into another former Classic side in Gwangju, who squeaked in on the final round.

TV: SPOTV+
Stream: Naver, Daum, Afreeca

KFA Cup Final

FC Seoul vs Seongnam FC, Sunday 2:15pm KST

The KFA Cup final is here! It’s not quite a David vs Goliath match, but Seoul comes in as pretty heavy favorites. Seoul has slight edge in the season series (2-1-0), but Seongnam have shown they can spring upsets. If Seongnam wins, they could be in that odd situation where they’re playing in Asia, but also in the Korean 2nd division.

TV: KBS1

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