The atmosphere of competition for championships has disappeared, but the battle of pride is alive.

Jeonbuk Hyundai and Ulsan Hyundai will play the season’s second ‘Hyundai Derby’ through the 16th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 3rd. 

Unlike the previous season, as Jeonbuk went through ups and downs in the early stages, the interesting factor of competing for the championship was briefly intensified, but the confrontation between the two teams is still the hottest matchup in K-League 1. The two teams will face each other for the 110th time in their career. The record of the two teams is exquisitely balanced with 40 wins, 29 draws and 40 losses. 

While Ulsan is currently in the overwhelming lead (12 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 38 points), Jeonbuk is aiming to enter the Final A (6th round) with 7th place (5 wins, 3 draws, 7 losses, 18 points), escaping from the sluggishness at the beginning of the season. there is. 

The season’s first ‘Hyundai Family Derby’, which was held as the opening match of this season, ended with Ulsan’s 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

Jeonbuk fell into a swamp of sluggishness after the opening game, and suffered a whopping 6 losses in the first 10 games. In the end, coach Kim Sang-sik resigned and the team was reorganized with the acting head coach Kim Doo-hyun. 

In the system of acting Kim, he succeeded in rebounding. From the 11th round FC Seoul expedition, they succeeded in reversing the atmosphere with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 5 matches. 

Above all, the side attackers such as Song Min-kyu and Moon Seon-min regained their vigor. In addition, Baek Seung-ho and Ryu Jae-moon’s forward deployment worked and aggressively survived. However, it is expected that Baek Seung-ho will not be able to play in the aftermath of an injury in this game. 

Ulsan started with a victory in the opening game and went on a winning streak with 6 consecutive wins. They were shaken by an away defeat in the 7th round of Daejeon, but since then, they are cruising again with an undefeated streak of 8 matches. In the previous home game against Daejeon, they trailed 1-3, but Jo Min-gyu’s multi-goal tied the game and showed their potential.

Ulsan has already widened the gap with second place Seoul (8 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses, 27 points) by 11 points. 

Ulsan has a fairly solid balance between offense and defense. He is leading the league in goal difference (+16) with 32 points (1st in the league) and 16 goals (4th in the least). 

Joo Min-gyu, Rubiksson, Bako, and Martin Adam scored a whopping 22 goals, accounting for ⅔ of the team’s goals. The sum of the points scored by the four players is second only to Seoul (29 goals), Daejeon (25 goals), and Jeju (23 goals). 메이저사이트

The defense also shows a sense of stability centered around Kim Young-kwon, Kim Ki-hee, and Lim Jong-eun. However, Kim Young-kwon suffered a hamstring injury in the previous match against Daejeon, so his participation in this match is uncertain. Jeonbuk seems to be aiming for a crack in the defense line due to the absence of Kim Young-gwon.

The total record of both teams is tight, but Ulsan has a slight advantage with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 matches. In four matches last season, Ulsan took the lead with three wins and one draw. 

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