The fierce competition for points between Suwon FC, Suwon Samsung, and Gangwon FC, the ‘lower three’ of the K-League 1, is getting hotter.
Looking at the leaderboard up to the 24th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023, Suwon FC (20 points), Suwon (18 points), and Gangwon (16 points) are ranked 10th to 12th in turn.
The 10th to 12th places in the K-League 1 are called the relegation zone. The 12th-ranked team is automatically relegated to the K-League 2 next season, and the 10th and 11th-ranked teams play a promotion playoff (PO) with the K-League 2 teams to decide on remaining in the 1st division.
The 10th place team will face the team that passed the K League 2 promotion PO (3rd to 5th place), and the 11th place team will face the second place team in the K League 2.
Of the three teams that were in the relegation zone until the 24th round, except for Suwon, Suwon FC and Gangwon experienced the second division.
Having felt the characteristics of the second division, which has no choice but to escape the attention of fans and media, he knows better than anyone the importance of remaining in the first division, and the current situation is even more painful.
It is frustrating to see Suwon trapped in the relegation zone at a time when its pride as a prestigious K-League has been greatly damaged.
In the midst of this, in the 25th round of the K-League 1 this weekend, an important match that can change the ranking of the ‘relegation zone’ unfolds.
The most notable matchup is the 15th ‘Suwon Derby’ between 10th place Suwon FC and 11th place Suwon held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 5th. Suwon and Suwon FC met twice this season, with Suwon FC winning both 2-1.
However, after defeating Suwon on June 3rd, Suwon FC is suffering from a sluggish performance of 8 consecutive games without a win (2 draws, 6 losses). Here’s the last 3 losses in a row. In the game against FC Seoul on July 12, they suffered a whopping 2-7 defeat and were driven into the worst mood.
On the other hand, Suwon was sluggish with 4 draws and 5 losses in the 14th to 22nd rounds. In the 23rd round, it defeated ‘Dae-eo’ Ulsan Hyundai 3-1, and in the 24th round, it defeated the ‘last-place’ Gangwon 2-1, winning its first consecutive win of the season and becoming the ‘final last place’. ‘ succeeded.
Suwon is only determined to continue its winning streak as it can climb to 10th place if it defeats Suwon FC.
‘Last-place’ Gangwon will meet 9th placed Jeju United (30 points) at the Jeju World Cup Stadium at 7:30 pm on the 6th.
Since Gangwon defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai 1-0 on April 29, they have not won in 14 matches (6 draws, 8 losses) for three months.
Gangwon, which ranked 10th this year, fell to the bottom of the leaderboard after losing to Suwon on the 22nd of last month.
In June, coach Yoon Jeong-hwan was newly appointed to the command tower, but he is still unable to get out of the swamp of no victory.메이저사이트
Coach Yoon is also thirsty for his first victory with 4 draws and 2 losses since his appointment.
However, Jeju Island is in a sluggish state with a winless streak (3 draws and 6 losses) in the last 9 games, so the confrontation between the two teams is expected to be overheated.
On the other hand, the competition for the upper middle ranks is as hot as the fight for the relegation zone.
While Ulsan (56 points) runs alone in the lead, Pohang Steelers (44 points) seem to be solidifying their second place.
3rd place FC Seoul (37 points), 4th place Jeonbuk (37 points), and 5th place Gwangju FC (34 points) are concentrating on chasing Pohang.
Seoul and Pohang will face each other on the 4th at 7:30 pm at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, and Jeonbuk will face the 8th placed Incheon United (33 points) at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 7 pm on the 6th.