South Korea

Jeonbuk Aim to Retain Lead as Ulsan and Gangwon Close In

K-League leaders and defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai face a trip to bottom side Incheon United on Saturday, hoping for three valuable points which will ensure that the side remains top after Matchday 6.

After collecting 12 points out of a possible 15, the side has looked like strong contenders to hold on to their crown.

However, Ulsan is working hard to ensure that Jeonbuk doesn’t win their fourth successive title. The team’s attacking maverick Junior Negrao has become an early frontrunner for the Golden Boot with 6 goals scored, and the side shows no signs of slowing down.

Just one point behind the leaders, Ulsan host Seongnam in the day’s early match.

Meanwhile, third place Gangwon travels to face the struggling Suwon Bluewings, who have only managed 4 points from their first five games.

On Sunday, Daegu host FC Seoul while newly-promoted sides Gwangju FC and Busan I’Park face off.