Ulsan Hyundai goes to Big Bird to sound the pitch for victory in the Suwon Samsung expedition.
Ulsan will play the 14th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 with Suwon at the Suwon World Cup Stadium at 6:00 pm on the 21st.
Ulsan is the overwhelming leader with 34 points from 11 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In addition, it has maintained an upward trend with the last 5 consecutive wins. In the 13th round home game against FC Seoul on the 14th, Hungarian monster striker Martin Adam’s opening goal and Georgia’s special Bako’s multi-goal helped them win 3-2 in the battle for first and second place.
There was a lot of harvest. Adam flagged the first field goal with his foot in an Ulsan uniform. Adam, who was transfused to complete Ulsan’s third championship puzzle last summer, played 14 league games last season and recorded 9 goals and 4 assists. Of his nine goals, he picked up four from penalties, four from headers and one from other parts of the body. Adam is recording 2 goals and 2 assists this season, and on the 25th of last month, he reported his first goal with a header in an away game against Incheon United. In the game against Seoul, Lee Myung-jae’s cross was finished with his left foot in front of the goal in the 14th minute of the first half.
Bakko shook Seoul’s net with two right-footed shots, showing the appearance of a Seoul killer. From the 2021 season, he is recording 7 goals and 2 assists in 8 games against Seoul for three seasons. On the 17th, the K-League 1 Round 13 MVP and Best 11 were announced by the Korea Professional Football Federation. Lee Myung-jae, who helped Adam’s goal, was also selected as the best 11. The match between Ulsan and Seoul was selected as the best match.
Ulsan has recently been on a winning streak, and the atmosphere as well as the players’ condition is at its peak. However, the Ulsan team is calmly preparing for the match without excitement to complete the mission of winning the Suwon expedition.
After the appointment of manager Hong Myung-bo, Ulsan overcame all jinxes, including Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Pohang Steelers, without collapsing at the decisive moment. Entering this season, Ulsan left only two jinxes, 스포츠토토 one of which is the ‘Suwon away draw’.
Ulsan has been strong with 4 wins and 1 draw at home over the past 3 years against Suwon. In the first match of the season, they brought Suwon home and won 2-1. Rubikson scored multiple goals in the first half and made Suwon a sacrifice for a 6-game winning streak after the opening.
However, Ulsan has so far not won for 3 games in Suwon with 1 draw and 1 loss in the 2021 season and 1 loss in the 2022 season. Ulsan’s goal is to achieve 3 points, 6 consecutive wins, and break all jinxes with this away victory in Suwon.
Regarding the Suwon expedition jinx, coach Hong Myung-bo laughed and said, “When should I wake up?” Every match has an issue with the opposing team, a story with us. The most important thing is how to prepare for the game and solve it in our own style. You can draw or lose a game you have to win, or you can win a draw game. It depends on how focused the players are. Everything came together to break the jinx. There are no more images of Ulsan reflected on the outside,” he said calmly.