Busan I-Park ranked first in the chaotic ranking fight. Will he be able to further solidify his No. 1 position in this round.
Match of Round – 5 games undefeated ‘Bucheon’ vs 3 consecutive attempts ‘Gimpo’
Bucheon beat Chungnam Asan 1-0 with Ahn Jae-joon, who scored his eighth goal of the season in the 30th round. Starting with the match against Gyeongnam in the 26th round, it has been undefeated in five games (4 wins and 1 draw). During the unbeaten run, striker Lee Eui-hyung scored three consecutive goals, and the team’s “main gun” Ahn Jae-joon also helped the team rise with two goals and one assist.먹튀검증
Gimpo also has a good atmosphere. Gimpo beat Seongnam and Seoul E-Land one after another to win two consecutive games. In addition, he struggled with poor offense with one goal per game in the previous 25 games, but scored 2.6 goals on average in the past three games, opening the door to the attack. Foreign striker Lewis scored a hat trick against Seongnam in the 29th round, and Juninho scored multiple goals against Seoul E-Land in the 30th round.
Both teams’ all-time records are tight with two wins, two draws and two losses. Bucheon leads with one win and one draw in the two showdowns this season, and Bucheon is also the team that prevented Gimpo’s “12-game unbeaten streak” after the opening of this season. The recent showdown between Bucheon and Gimpo will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the 17th (Sunday) at Bucheon Sports Complex.
Team of Round – ‘Busan’ to top in 57 days
Busan beat Gimcheon 2-0 in the 29th round to narrow the gap to one point. In the 30th round, they beat Anyang 1-0 and took advantage of Gimcheon’s draw to take the top spot. It is exactly 57 days since July 8.
Busan has played 28 games so far and ranked first, which is completely different from the bottom at the same time last year. What stands out is the loss. While he conceded 40 goals in 28 games last season, he has allowed only 16 goals in 28 games this season, more than half of them. Busan boasts a solid three-back that leads to Kim Sang-joon, Lee Han-do, and Jo Wi-je. Recently, he added veteran Min Sang-ki.
Busan will bring Seongnam to its home turf in this round to challenge for four consecutive wins. In the two matches against Seongnam this season, they shared one win and one loss each. It can be confirmed at 6:30 p.m. on the 16th (Sat) at the Busan Asiad Stadium whether Busan will be able to maintain its No. 1.
Player of the Round – ‘Won Ki-jong (Gyeongnam)’ to challenge the first double-digit score in his personal tally
Ki Won-jong joined Seoul E-Land in 2018 and took the K-League stage. Since then, he has been playing in Gyeongnam since 2022 after going through Daejeon, and he has already been having a “career high” season with nine goals this season. If he adds one goal this season, he will succeed in scoring double digits in his career. Gyeongnam won all but one game in the seven games Won Ki-jong scored.
The biggest advantage of rejuvenation is that both feet are freely used. Ki has 24 goals in his career in the K-League. Excluding three header goals, he scored 11 of the 21 goals with his left foot and 10 with his right foot.
Gyeongnam’s opponent in the 31st round is Jeonnam. Gyeongnam won 5-0 in its first match of the season against Jeonnam, and Won Ki-jong scored multiple goals at the time. The match between Gyeongnam and Jeonnam will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the 17th (Sunday) at Changwon Football Center to see if Won Ki-jong will be able to shake Jeonnam’s net once again by taking advantage of the memory of multiple goals.
※ Resting Team: Gimcheon
※ Data in the preview is based on K League official additional record data (provided by Bepro11)
- Seoul E: Cheonan (Saturday, 16th), Mokdong Sports Complex, Sky Sports, Sports for All TV, Spomon TV)
- Ansan: Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province (Sat, 16th, 4 p.m., Ansan Wa~Stadium, Channel A Plus)
- Busan: Seongnam (16th (Sat) 6:30 p.m., Busan Asiad Stadium, IB SPORTS)
- Gyeongnam: Jeonnam (17th (Sun) 1:30 p.m., Changwon Football Center, Channel A Plus)
- Asan, Chungcheongnam-do: Anyang (17th (Sunday), Yi Sun-shin Sports Complex, IB SPORTS)
- Bucheon: Gimpo (17th (Sun) afternoon 6:30 p.m., Bucheon Sports Complex, Sports for All TV)
Photo = Korea Professional Football Federation