‘Promoted team’ Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen will face off for the first time this season.
Gwangju and Daejeon have been promoted this season, but they are causing a ‘storm’ in the early stages. Gwangju (13 points) is in 6th place with 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. Daejeon (17 points) is also in 4th place with 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Generally, promoted teams go through difficulties after being promoted, but Gwangju and Daejeon are completely different. However, the upward trend of the two teams seems to have been broken recently. The two teams will face off for the first time this season at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 6th.
First of all, Gwangju still has nothing to criticize for its performance. In the 10th round, I met the leader Ulsan Hyundai and did not feel intimidated at all. Even in the 36th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-hyun took the lead, but was shaken by Ulsan’s last-minute concentration and gave up the victory. Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo was also satisfied immediately after the match against Ulsan, saying, “The players did a good job courageously and boldly against the first-place team.”
Ultimately, the task is determinism. Gwangju has 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 3 matches. 2 out of 3 matches were scoreless. There is no problem in gaining an advantage in a number fight and going over to the opponent’s camp. The finish in front of the gate is a point where 2% is disappointing. Foremost strikers Heo Yul and Santos, who scored side by side against Daegu FC in the 7th round, only scored one goal. If both of them score goals, Gwangju will be able to solve the game more easily.
Daejeon was the only team to defeat both Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, but only suffered 3 defeats in April. Daejeon coach Lee Min-seong started a bold and extensive rotation, but lost 0-3 against Jeju United in the 10th round. In particular, all three runs were from set pieces, leaving even more regret. It was also their first loss at home this season. 크크크벳
Daejeon’s strengths are its vigorous activity and forward pressure. In particular, it is adding to the creativity of Daejeon’s midfield, which is supported by Ju Se-jong, Lee Jin-hyun, and Lee Hyun-sik. In addition, Daejeon’s main goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun played all the games up to the 10th round and has a strong presence to the extent that he ranks first in both catching (17) and punching (22) in the K-League 1. The part where Captain Jo Yoo-min has been somewhat shaken lately is a point of concern.
In the K-League 2 last season, Gwangju never lost to Daejeon with 2 wins and 2 draws. Attention is focusing on which team will win in the first confrontation after coming up to the K-League 1.