The heat of the opening game continues. Let’s take a look at the main points to watch in the second round of the K-League 1.
□ Incheon vs Daejeon (3/4 14:00 Incheon Soccer Stadium, JTBC G&S)
Incheon drew attention as a dark horse to break Ulsan and Jeonbuk Yanggang-gu ahead of the opening. However, they lost 1-2 to Seoul in the last round and swallowed their regrets. Nevertheless, it also produced encouraging records such as second place in passes (590) and second place in offensive area passes (109). Daejeon returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years. They got off to a good start by beating Gangwon FC 2-0 in their opening game. Thiago, who was recruited from Gyeongnam, scored his debut goal, and Leandro played a big role with 1 goal and 1 assist. Azerbaijan national team defender Anton also recorded the most interceptions (7 times) and the most interceptions (7 times) in the team. The record against both teams is 21 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses, with Incheon overwhelmingly superior. Daejeon will challenge for a winning streak based on Leandro, Ju Se-jong, and Anton, who were selected as the best eleven in the last round.
□ Suwon FC vs Pohang (3/4 14:00 Suwon Sports Complex, skySports)
Suwon FC is ahead of opponents. It has faced Pohang in 10 matches in total, and has a slight advantage with 6 wins and 4 losses. It is also noteworthy that there was not a single draw. Pohang ranked first in all data related to the last round pass. Pass (855 times), pass success rate (91.6%), forward pass (306 times), forward pass success rate (79.7%), central area pass (681 times), central area pass success rate (93.2%) rank first. Lee Ho-jae, who was selected as the K-League 1 MVP in the last round, draws attention. After being replaced in the 32nd minute of the second half, he led Pohang to victory with an equalizer in the 39th minute and a come-from-behind goal in the 45th minute of the second half. Lee Ho-jae (23 years old), born in 2000, is expected to compete more fiercely for the starting position as he is not a mandatory U22 player from this season, but he raised expectations with his outstanding performance in the last round.
□ Daegu vs Jeju (3/4 Sat 16:30 DGB Daegu Bank Park, skySports)
Daegu was particularly strong against Jeju last season. With 1 win and 2 draws in 3 matches, they did not lose a single match. However, it is difficult to predict easily as Jeju has the upper hand with 19 wins, 15 draws and 13 losses. Daegu is the only team to have filled all foreign quotas (5+1) this season so far. Although they lost 2-3 to Pohang in the first round, Cezinya, Serato, Basellus, and Edgar played an active role. It is expected that the foreign mercenaries will continue to play an active role in the second round. Jeju drew 0-0 with Suwon FC, but Jonathan Yuri made an impressive debut. Among all players in the first round, he showed a fierce appearance by recording 1st place in shooting (6 times).
□ Jeonbuk vs Suwon (3/5, 14:00 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, skySports)
These are two teams that lost side by side in the first round. Jeonbuk fell to Ulsan 1-2 and Suwon 0-1 to Gwangju. It’s a disappointing result, but there are also encouraging parts. Newly recruited players such as Lee Dong-jun, Amano Jun, and Jeong Tae-wook performed well. Jeonbuk showed an overwhelming performance against Suwon with 9 wins and 1 loss in the last 10 games. 먹튀검증 Last season also planted the ‘Jeonbuk jinx’ with 3 wins out of 3 matches. Suwon prepares for the Jeonbuk game based on its good records in key defensive data, such as 1st place in aerial competition success (37 times), 1st place in ground competition success (17 times), and 2nd place in interception (36 times) in the last round.
□ Gangwon vs Ulsan (3/5 14:00 Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, IB SPORTS)
We will face Ulsan, whom Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo designated as the team he wants to win this season. Since 2012, he has failed to win against Ulsan in 23 consecutive matches, so he dreams of escaping the jinx this time. Gangwon lost 0-2 to Daejeon in the last round, and Ulsan won 2-1 against Jeonbuk. Ulsan hopes once again on the toes of Rubik’s hand, who scored the winning goal after being replaced.
□ Gwangju vs Seoul (3/5, 16:30 Gwangju Soccer Stadium, JTBC G&S)
In the last round, Gwangju defeated Suwon 1-0 and Seoul defeated Incheon 2-1. Asani in Gwangju and Im Sang-hyeop in Seoul scored the winning goal, benefitting from the freshman year effect. Seoul recorded 7 shots on target during the game against Incheon, the most among K-League 1 teams in the opening game. Gwangju is paying attention to whether Asani will become a new prospect in the lineage of foreign strikers that has been leading to Felipe-Heis. Gwangju is inferior to both teams with 2 wins, 13 draws and 4 losses.