Who will be the winner of the confrontation between the ‘last’ and ‘lead’?
Suwon Samsung and Ulsan Hyundai will face off in the 14th round of the K-League 1 2023 at 6:00 pm on the 21st at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
The lowest rank and the first rank met. Suwon is 12th with 2 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses, 8 points. On the other hand, Ulsan, with 11 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, leads with 34 points.
After the opening, Suwon suffered the worst slump with 10 wins (2 draws, 8 losses), but in the last 3 games, they won 2 wins and 1 loss, starting a ‘reversal of the atmosphere’. Before anyone knew it, they narrowed the gap with Gangwon (10 points) in 11th place to 2 points.
It is a positive sign that Suwon Han Ho-gang and An Byeong-jun scored their first goals of the season in the 13th round against Gangwon.
In particular, the fact that Ahn Byung-joon’s toe burst makes us look forward to Suwon’s firepower in the future. Ahn Byung-jun won both the K-League 2’s highest scoring award and MVP for two consecutive years at Suwon FC in 2020 and Busan in 2021, and played an active role as the K-League’s signature goal scorer, but was silent in 11 games with Suwon’s sluggishness this season.
Ahn Byeong-jun, who scored a goal late in the season, is on the hunt for two consecutive goals.
Ulsan’s recent momentum is quite good. He is on a 5-game winning streak. In the 13th round home game against FC Seoul on the 14th, ‘Hungarian Monster’ striker Martin Adam’s opening goal and ‘Georgia Express’ Bako’s multi-goal led to a 3-2 victory in the battle for first and second place. 먹튀검증
However, there is a jinx in Ulsan called ‘Suwon Expedition’.
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 called Suwon home and won 2-1.
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 is determined to get 3 points, 6 wins in a row, and shake off the jinx with this away victory in Suwon.
Regarding the Suwon away jinx, coach Hong Myung-bo 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 and solve the game. You can draw or lose a game you have to win, or you can win a draw game. It’s all about how focused the players are,” he said.