Defending champion’ Ulsan Hyundai has won 6 consecutive wins since the opening, and has a solo system early on. On the other hand, Gangwon FC and Suwon Samsung are struggling with sluggishness, yet to win a win. Jeonbuk Hyundai, which was considered a candidate for the ‘2nd round’, once rebounded by catching Incheon United, but the atmosphere is gloomy.
In the home game against Suwon Samsung held in Ulsan on the 8th, Ulsan won 2-1 with Rubikson’s multi-goal and Cho Hyun-woo’s save show.
After the opening, Ulsan widened the gap with Pohang Steelers (4 wins, 2 draws, 14 points) with 6 consecutive wins (18 points).
Ulsan, on the rise, will challenge for a 7-game winning streak after the opening. Ulsan leaves for Daejeon on the 16th. There are only two teams in the K-League that have recorded seven consecutive victories since the opening: Suwon (1998) and Seongnam Ilhwa (now Seongnam FC, 2003).
Ulsan stands out for its stable air-defense balance. By scoring 13 goals in 6 games, he is ranked second in team scoring after Daejeon (14 goals) and is recording the least amount of goals with only 4 goals. 바카라
It is also encouraging that freshman Rubikson (4 goals, 1 help) and Joo Min-gyu (3 goals, 1 help) are performing beyond expectations.
On the other hand, Gangwon led by coach Choi Yong-soo and Suwon led by coach Lee Byeong-geun have not won 6 games in a row
Gangwon is in 11th place with 3 draws and 3 losses (3 points), while Suwon is in 12th place with 2 draws and 4 losses (2 points).
Gangwon is suffering from a serious lack of scoring ability.
It is painful to see that Kim Dae-won, who played the role of an ace last year with 12 goals and 13 assists, is silent, staying with one assist this year. Yang Hyeon-Jun, who received the Young Player Award last year by creating a sensation, is showing his fighting spirit amidst a fractured nose, but has no offensive points yet.
Suwon is also sluggish. He gave up 10 goals while scoring 5 goals in 6 matches.
New faces such as Akosti (2 goals) and Kim Kyung-jung (2 goals) are doing their part, but the team’s organization is shaky and even the defense is uneasy, so it is difficult to reap a victory. Recently, there was also a case where fans demanded the resignation of coach Lee Byung-geun after the game.
On the other hand, Jeonbuk, which was in trouble internally and externally, took a breather by winning a 2-0 home game against Incheon on the 9th. However, they are still in 7th place with 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses (7 points), falling short of expectations. It is also regrettable that leading striker Cho Kyu-seong left the team due to a calf muscle injury.
Fans are interested in when Jeonbuk, which walked on a thorny road in the early stages of last year’s ‘Slow Starter’, will be able to rebound this year.