The A-match break is over and the K-League is back. The 5th round of the K League 1, which resumes this weekend, has a matchup that draws great interest from fans. First, two teams with a good atmosphere, Daejeon Hana Citizen and FC Seoul, will meet to fight for the top ranks, and whether Incheon United, which suffered a crushing defeat in the last round, will rebound is also a concern.
Match of Round – Daejeon VS Seoul in a good mood
In this round, Daejeon and Seoul meet in a good mood side by side.
The home team Daejeon (3rd place, 8 points) is off to a good start in the first season of promotion, recording an undefeated streak with 2 wins and 2 draws. Daejeon is tied for the lead with the most goals scored (8 goals) with Ulsan in first place, and it is also a strength that there are various scoring routes such as Kim In-gyun, Thiago, Leandro, and Lee Jin-hyun. 바카라사이트
The flow of the away team Seoul (2nd place, 9 points) is also not easy. Last year, Seoul finished the season in ninth place and was sluggish, but this year, they are having a pleasant first half with 3 wins and 1 loss at the beginning of the season. In particular, Seoul scored 7 goals (including 1 own goal) in the preceding 4 games, and none of them were goalless. Last year, Seoul scored 1.13 goals per game, but this year, it is playing offensive football that has become hot with 1.75 goals per game.
On the other hand, the total record of both teams is 25 wins, 18 draws, 12 losses, and Seoul is ahead, and in the recent 10 games, Seoul is overwhelmingly superior with 9 wins and 1 draw. However, as the two teams face off against each other for the first time in eight years since 2015, the outcome is not easily predictable. The 5th round match between Daejeon and Seoul, which are trying to continue their early rise, will be held on the 1st (Sat) at 7pm at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.
At the season opening media day, all coaches unanimously nominated Incheon as a strong candidate for the quarterfinals, but after the opening, they are staying in 7th place (4 points) with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In particular, Incheon met the promoted team Gwangju in the previous 4th round and suffered a 0-5 shock loss, conceding 10 goals in the previous 4 games and gaining the reputation of the team with the most goals. In order for Incheon to rebound, it is urgent to stabilize the defense.
However, it is positive that Incheon’s foreign strikers scored their first goals in the early season. Hernandez, who joined Incheon from last summer, Jerso, who was recruited from Jeju this year, and Mpoku, a Belgian who took his first steps in the K-League this year, all scored goals. In addition, Incheon recorded a total of 66 shots until the 4th round, the most among all K-League 1 teams. If Incheon complements its decisiveness in addition to active aggressive movements, it seems that it will have a much fiercer offensive power.
Incheon, which is aiming for a reversal of the atmosphere, is facing Daegu this round. Daegu is not an easy opponent as they defeated Jeonbuk 2-0 in the 4th round.
However, last year, Incheon recorded 2 wins and 1 draw against Daegu, and in the last 10 games with Daegu, they recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, showing a strong performance against Daegu. After a two-week A-match break, the match between Incheon and Daegu will be held on the 1st (Sat) at 4:30 pm at the Incheon Soccer Stadium.
Gwangju Asani scored 4 goals in all matches until the 4th round, and is the sole leader in scoring in the K League 1. Asani is an Albanian winger recruited by Gwangju this season, and his strengths include fast speed, breaking through the dribble, and excellent kicking power.
After scoring his debut and winning goal against Suwon in the opening round of this season, Asani scored his first hat-trick of the season against Incheon in the fourth round, leading Gwangju to a 5-0 victory. Due to his performance on this day, Asani was selected as the MVP for the 4th round, and he is dominating the top ranks in various indicators, including being ranked first in Adidas points (8,850 points) in the K-League 1 for rounds 1-4.
Gwangju has produced successful foreign players such as Felipe and Hays, and it is expected that Asani will continue the lineage this season.
Meanwhile, Gwangju meets Suwon FC this weekend. If Gwangju has leading scorer Asani, Suwon FC has a foreign duo of Murilo (2 goals) and Lars (2 assists) who are showing off their strength this year as well. The total record of both teams is 14 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses, and Gwangju is ahead, and in the last 10 games, Gwangju has the advantage with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
The first match of the season between Gwangju and Suwon FC will be held on the 1st (Sat) at 4:30 pm at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium.