‘K-League Most Scored’ Seoul vs ‘Strong on Land’ Jeju… Let’s take 2nd place
A battle for second place unfolds.
FC Seoul and Jeju United will face off in the 14th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 6:00 pm on the 20th. Seoul is in 2nd place with 7 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses (23 points, +10 goal difference), and Jeju is in 3rd place with 7 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses (23 points, +10 goal difference).
Two teams with equal points meet. The home team, Seoul, is on a winning streak this season, forgetting the slump last season. One of the reasons behind the team’s performance is the strong belief within the team. After each game, the players convey the friendly atmosphere that has continued since training.
Above all, the attack power is explosive. Seoul has 27 points in the last 13 games, and is running first in the K-League 1 most goals. In addition, the form of the attackers is considerable enough to score in all 13 games. In particular, Na Sang-ho is showing the best performance by scoring 8 goals.
However, unlike his attack power, he is showing a somewhat disappointing appearance in the defensive line. Seoul, which gave up 17 runs안전놀이터, is one of the teams with the 5th most runs out of 12 teams. In the last confrontation with Ulsan, it seems that improvement is needed as much as it was lost after giving up 3 runs.
Unlike the sluggishness at the beginning of the season, the away team Jeju is drawing an upward curve recently. Jeju failed to win in the first five matches (2 draws and 3 losses). I had a hard time with injuries occurring in the squad every game. The problem was the offensive line where Jo Min-gyu felt empty and frequent injuries in the defense.
Fortunately, we got along as we went through the season, and Yuri Jonatan and Hayes also completed their adaptation. As a result, Jeju won all five of the last five games and rose vertically to third place in the league. He recorded 13 goals and 1 goal in 5 games, showing a well-balanced appearance in both offense and defense. In particular, in the last Suwon FC expedition, they won 5-0.
It is also impressive that it is strong on land. This season, Jeju has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in 6 matches at home. However, on the road, they recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. It has the most away points among the 12 teams in the K League 1. That is one of the reasons why this Seoul expedition is expected.
In the first round robin (1R-11R) confrontation, Seoul won 2-1. Even then, both teams fought a very fierce match. Seoul took the lead first, but Song Joo-hoon scored an equalizer in the second half of extra time. However, shortly before the end of the game, Palošević scored a theatrical goal to earn 3 points.
In terms of overall record, Seoul leads with 62 wins, 55 draws and 51 losses. However, in the last 10 games, Jeju is showing an overwhelming appearance with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the head-to-head match with the fight for second place, great attention is focused on who will be the laughing team.