K League 1 enters A match break.스포츠토토 Is it the regret of the comma? ‘Super Weekend’ has been accomplished. As if written in a script, 1st to 4th place in the K League 1, Big Bang of the ‘Big 4’ came to pass. It is the 18th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’.
‘Absolute top 1’ Ulsan Hyundai invites 4th placed Jeju United home at 6:00 pm on the 10th. Ulsan allowed the first goal in the first half in an away game against Suwon FC on the 6th, and could fall into a swamp of losing streak. Fortunately, with his excellent crisis management skills, he escaped from a 2-game draw (1 draw and 1 loss) by coming from behind to win 3-1.
Joo Min-kyu, who scored the winning goal, is running as the top scorer with 9 goals, while Bako scored the 6th goal and Martin Adam scored the 4th goal. Everyone boasts a sharp ‘spear’, including Rubik’s hand of the 6th goal, which was missed against Suwon FC. Ulsan is also making a splash with the K-League 1’s most goals (35 goals).
The double-digit points gap with the second place is also maintained. 2nd place Pohang Steelers now has 30 points (8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses), while Ulsan has surpassed 40 points with 13 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses (41 points).
Jeju climbed up to 2nd place with 5 consecutive wins, but recently fell to 4th place with two consecutive draws (1 draw and 1 loss). It has 28 points (8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses) alongside 3rd place FC Seoul, but it was pushed behind by many points. It is burdensome because it is an away game against leader Ulsan, but it cannot be avoided. In the first meeting of this season, Ulsan won 3-1. However, in the final game last season, Jeju won 2-1 against Ulsan, who confirmed the championship.
The clash between 2nd place Pohang and 3rd place Seoul is also interesting. Seoul will face Pohang on the 11th at 6:00 pm at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul is in dire need of a reversal as they recently recorded one draw and one loss. Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo once expressed regret, saying, “To develop a little further and become a good team, we need to have a winning streak.” Pohang reclaimed the second place spot by taking three points from the last round while Seoul and Jeju took a breather.
The two teams have a large difference in home and away win rates. Pohang has 6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at home, while away, 2 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Seoul has 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses on the road, but is recording 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss on the home field. Seoul is aiming to recapture second place with the home advantage.
The match between 5th and 6th places also spits fire. Daejeon Hana Citizen (25 points) and Gwangju FC (24 points). The promotion team blast is no longer news. Daejeon defeated Gangwon FC 2-1 on the 7th and escaped from a 4-game winless streak (1 draw and 3 losses). Gwangju is on a steep rise with three consecutive victories. In the first confrontation in the first part, it was a tie without a goal. This time, Daejeon invites Gwangju home at 8:00 pm on the 10th. Rankings may change depending on the results, so blood clots are expected.
The momentum of Jeonbuk Hyundai is also unusual. Although it was triggered late, it is proving that ‘the team that will go up will go up’. On the 3rd, Jeonbuk defeated Ulsan, a rival of Hyundai, 2-0, and on the 7th, Jeonbuk recorded a new victory 1-0 against Daegu FC, recording their first consecutive win this season. In the 10 games since the opening, they have only 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, while in the last 7 games they have 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Along with Gwangju and Daegu, they have 24 points, but they are in 7th place in terms of multiple points. Jeonbuk’s opponent this time is 11th place Gangwon. But it’s not easy. Gangwon won 1-0 in Jeonbuk this season.
In addition, 8th place Daegu will face 10th place Suwon FC at DGB Daegu Bank Park at 4:30 pm on the 10th, and 9th place Incheon United at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7 pm on the 11th.