The biggest big bang in the K-League unfolds again.
Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai will clash in the 27th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ to be held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 19th. The confrontation between the two teams is the most notable rivalry in the recent K-League. As can be seen from the K-League opponent record of 40 wins, 29 draws and 41 losses (based on Ulsan), they always fought hotly.
Just two years ago, Jeonbuk overwhelmed Ulsan. Ulsan was in a position to pursue Jeonbuk, which had been at the top of the league nine times since 2009. In the meantime, Ulsan has solidified its image as a ‘permanent runner-up’. However, after coach Hong Myung-bo took the helm of Ulsan in 2021, they are ahead of Jeonbuk with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. He erased the ‘Jeonbuk Trauma’ and even won his 3rd championship trophy last year.
This season too, Ulsan is far ahead in the championship race. Up to the 25th round, they are running ahead with 18 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, with 57 points. Jeonbuk is in 3rd place, but with 12 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, and 41 points, the gap is too large, so it is difficult to win the reverse in reality.
Still, the relative history is equal. In the previous two meetings this season, they laughed widely in the living room. It is the first meeting since Jeonbuk manager Dan Petrescu (Romania) took office, so I am more curious about the results of the home-away distinction.메이저놀이터
Unfortunately, there was a big variable in both teams ahead of the 3rd matchup this season. Side by side, a veteran central defender was missing. Ulsan Kim Yeong-gwon received a yellow card in an away game against Gangwon FC in the 25th round, and he cannot play against rivals due to accumulated warnings. Jeonbuk Hong Jeong-ho was also sent off for accumulating warnings in the 25th round home game against Suwon Samsung. Both teams have substitute resources, but in a big match, even small variables can lead to unexpected results.
You should also keep an eye on the latest trends. In particular, Ulsan is sluggish. 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 matches. The great momentum that once looked up to the dream of ‘100 Victory Points’ has plummeted. Even coach Hong admits that “the mood has fallen the most since taking office.” On the other hand, Jeonbuk has 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss during the same period. I’m already curious about the results of the 111th ‘Hyundai Derby’ in the K-League.