Ulsan Hyundai FC prepares for their opening match
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South Korean K-League 1 is back Friday with heavyweight match up: a quick guide to your new favorite soccer league

The K-League will start Friday, two-plus months after it was originally supposed to kick off, and the first contest is a doozy. First match begins Friday at 6 am EDT.

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

While many people have not watched too much of the South Korean K-League in the past, in part due to the lack of television rights, that may not be a problem going forward.

The K-League will start Friday, two-plus months after it was originally supposed to kick off, and the first contest is a doozy.

Three-time defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC will host 2019 KEB Hana Bank FA Cup champions Suwon Bluewings in the first of six matches this opening weekend. All Suwon did in the second game of the two-legged final was roll to a 4-0 win, after holding Daejeon Korail FC to a 0-0 draw in the first contest. The contest can be viewed all around the world on the K-League YouTube channel, as well as on Twitter.

The league, which will consist of 27 rounds, is still looking for a broadcast partner in the USA to carry the season, but a deal could be coming shortly.

If you are looking at the odds to bring home the K-League title in 2020, the logical choice to bet would be Jeonbuk. The club has won five league championships since 2014: the lone year Jeonbuk did not win the K-League crown, in 2016, it took home the biggest title on the continent, winning the AFC Champions League.

Ulsan could prove to be good value as well, only missing out on the title last season by goal difference.

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SOUTH KOREA K-LEAGUE MATCHES THIS WEEKEND

Friday

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (-152) VS. Suwon Bluewings (+310), draw (+275), 6 a.m. EDT

Saturday

Ulsan Hyundai FC (-177) vs. Sangju Sangmu Phoenix (+370), draw (+235), 1 a.m. EDT

Incheon United (+188) vs. Daegu (+123), draw (+215), 3:30 a.m. EDT

Gwangju FC (+138) vs. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (+175), draw (+205), 6 a.m. EDT

Sunday

Pohang Steelers (-118) vs. Busan I Park (+280), draw (+225), 1 a.m. EDT

Gangwon (+180) vs. FC Seoul (+128), draw (+220), 3:30 a.m. EDT

ODDS TO WIN K-LEAGUE 1 2020

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (+130)

Ulsan Hyundai FC (+275)

FC Seoul (+300)

Suwon Bluewings (+1400)

Daegu (+2000)

Gangwon (+3500)

Pohang Steelers (+3500)

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