The draw for the Asian Football Confederation Champions League took place last Wednesday in Malaysia. According to sports betting odds reports, South Korean Ulsan will face underdogs in Group F.
Aside from Ulsan Hyundai FC, other Group F members include Vietnam’s Viettel and Thailand’s BG Pathum United. The fourth member of the group will be one of the playoff winners. According to sports wagering experts, teams from Vietnam and Thailand are a level or two below squads from the South Korean K League. Also, Ulsan is the reigning AFC Champions League titleholder after beating Iran’s Persepolis FC last December 2020 in Qatar.
It is Ulsan’s fifth year in a row to be part of the AFC Champions League and the team’s tenth overall. Another South Korean squad will take part in the tournament. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is part of Group H with Japan’s Gamba Osaka, Singapore’s Tampines Rovers, and Australia’s Sydney FC.
Ulsan Will Face Underdogs
Jeonbuk won the AFC Champions League title in 2016. It will be its fourth appearance in a row and 14th overall. In 2020, Jeonbuk won the Korean FA Cup and K League 1. However, it failed to win its third trophy in a year when it was eliminated in the group stage of the AFC Champions League.
According to sports chat, two other South Korean teams will qualify for the Champions League. Daegu FC and Pohang Steelers will be part of the playoffs that will start on April 14. The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage will begin on April 21.
It is Daegu FC’s second appearance in the tournament. Its debut was in 2019 but didn’t qualify last year. On the other hand, Pohang won the tournament in 2009. It will be its eighth time to join the tournament and its first since 2016.