Suwon Samsung, which suffered the worst sluggishness after 10 games without a win after the opening of the K-League 1, is aiming to escape from the bottom with two consecutive wins since the appointment of manager Kim Byung-soo.
On the 21st, Suwon invites league leader Ulsan Hyundai to play round 14. Ulsan is a strong team that has recently won 5 consecutive wins and solidified their first-team system. However, Suwon cannot retreat as easily as they can escape from the bottom according to the results of this match.
Suwon has seen hope by winning two of their last three matches. The score is still at the bottom with 8 points, but the gap with Gangwon FC in 11th place has narrowed to 2 points. In particular, the previous game against Gangwon was decorated with the first victory after the appointment of manager Kim Byung-soo, and was on the rise.
The performance of players who have been sluggish in the meantime makes us look forward to propaganda against Ulsan. Ahn Byung-Jun scored the season’s best goal against Gangwon. He won both the K-League 2’s highest scoring award and MVP for two consecutive years at Suwon FC in 2020 and Busan in 2021, and played an active role as a K-League signboard goal scorer, but was silent in the preceding 11 games with Suwon’s sluggishness this season. However, with the goal against Gangwon, he gained confidence and went on a hunt for consecutive goals against Ulsan. It is a point to watch whether veteran Yeom Ki-hoon, who played a leading role in the team’s attack with linked play based on stable ball possession in the Gangwon match, will continue to play an active role. If they take the lead Ulsan with their performance, Suwon can properly succeed in rebounding the atmosphere.
The confrontation between 2nd place FC Seoul and 3rd place Jeju United, which are recording 23 points side by side, is also expected to be fierce.
Seoul will bring Jeju home on the 20th and try to secure a foothold in the pursuit of the lead by winning. Seoul lost 2-3 in the previous game against Ulsan, but the performance was good. With 17 shots and 11 effective shots, he constantly hit Ulsan’s goal. 스포츠토토
Attention is focusing on whether Seoul’s greatest strength this season, its hot offense, will explode in the match against Jeju. Na Sang-ho (8 goals), the league’s top scorer, is showing off his outstanding performance by winning both the April Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards. In addition, a total of 12 players including Na Sang-ho, Im Sang-hyeop, Park Dong-jin, and Palosevich (each with 3 goals) tasted the goals, and the even scoring ability is frightening.
Jeju, the away team against this, has recently risen to 3rd place with a 5-game winning streak. In particular, in the previous match against Suwon FC, Seo Jin-soo scored a 5-0 victory and was selected as the best team in the 13th round. He scored 12 goals during his 5-game winning streak, and conceded only 2 goals, including an own goal, showing off perfect air-defense harmony.
On the 20th at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium, a fierce competition for rankings will take place. Daejeon Hana Citizen, who was the main character of the promotion team’s blast, but the recent win streak ended, and Daejeon Hana Citizen, who are in 5th place, will bring in 6th place Daegu FC to their home on this day. The two teams faced off in the 8th round, and Daegu won 1-0, keeping Cesingya’s opening goal to the end. Daejeon is eager to avenge its defeat in the last game, expecting Jeon Byung-gwan’s fierce toes, who scored goals in the previous two games in a row.