Each person’s reasons are different, but the goal is the same: three points.
Suwon FC and Ulsan Hyundai will face off in the 31st round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon Sports Complex at 2 pm on the 24th. Currently, Suwon FC is in 10th place in the league with 29 points, and Ulsan is in 1st place in the league with 62 points.
Suwon FC continues to have a record of what is commonly referred to as ‘pong-dang-pong-dang’. After winning the Suwon Derby against Suwon Samsung on the 5th of last month, they lost against Jeju United (0-3 loss), against Gangwon FC (win 2-1), against Incheon United (lost 1-2), and against Daejeon Hana Citizen (1-2). 0 wins) and against Pohang Steelers (0-2 losses), there were repeated wins and losses. You can consider it fortunate that there is no consecutive losing streak, but on the other hand, it is a performance that can be interpreted as inconsistent.
Suwon FC’s goal is clear. The goal is to beat Gangwon, which is chasing them, and narrow the gap with Jeju. The point difference with Gangwon is 5 points, and the point difference with Jeju is 6 points. Since Jeju lost to FC Seoul in the 31st round, if Suwon FC catches Ulsan, the point gap with Jeju can be narrowed to 3 points. With the final round remaining, the hope of escaping the relegation zone can be revived.
The person you meet at a critical time is not easy. The mountain that Suwon FC must overcome is Ulsan, which is ranked first in the league. The only thing we can hope for is that Ulsan has not won in the last three league games. However, Ulsan is also thirsty for victory.
Ulsan was shaken for a while, including a shock loss to Gangwon, which was at the bottom of the league at the time, last month, but seemed to have succeeded in turning things around when Hyundai won the derby against Jeonbuk Hyundai. However, in the subsequent three-game series against Seoul, Gwangju FC, and Daejeon, they recorded 2 draws and 1 loss, falling into a swamp of 3 games without a win again. Ulsan plans to continue the atmosphere they gained by winning the previous game against Pathum United in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League (ACL) match against Suwon FC.레모나토토
From Ulsan’s perspective, it is also important to widen the gap with Pohang. Before we knew it, the gap between Ulsan and Pohang had narrowed to 6 points. If we are unable to increase or maintain the point gap in this game, the pressure for the next game, the East Coast Derby, will inevitably increase. This is why Ulsan must secure three points against Suwon FC.
Ulsan is ahead in this season’s head-to-head record. Ulsan won 3-0 at home against Suwon FC at the beginning of the season when they were on a winning streak, and in the 17th round away game, they turned the game around and won 3-1 despite allowing the first goal.