Adelaide United could see themselves eliminated from the AFC Champions League as early as Tuesday if they do not manage to beat Jeju United.
The 2008 runners-up from Australia have collected just one point from their three continental matches so far, but a trip to Jeju is hardly the ideal place to try and manufacture a turnaround in form.
The picture looks particularly troubling for the visitors when you consider the form of the two sides.
Jeju currently occupy one of Group H’s two Round of 16 qualifying spots in the Champions League and also find themselves on top of the early K League Classic standings.
Adelaide, meanwhile, have little to show for their efforts on the continent, and can boast just one win in the last four games in the domestic A-League.
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The Korean club have also never lost an AFC Champions League game against Australian opposition.
The two sides met in the Champions League in March, playing out to an entertaining 3-3 draw at Coopers Stadium.
Jeju coach Cho Sung-hwan was disappointed not to come away from the match with all three points.
“We were frustrated not to take three points in Australia and I think we lost concentration at important points of the game,” he said.
“We are expecting a tough game. Apart from the game [against Adelaide], we have defended quite well this season and we will try and continue the hard work we have been doing.”
— Adelaide United FC (@AdelaideUnited) April 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor, knows his side must show attacking intent if they are to come away with any kind of a result.
“With our situation in the group, we are last in this moment but we have our possibilities,” Amor said.
“We try to play our style, our football, we believe in this, we try always to win.
“It’s good to have respect for Jeju in this case – they’re a good team, play at home, are strong and have good players.