Home game on the 16th after the A-Match break
At risk of losing ground to second-placed Pohang
Daejeon needs a win for Final A

After the national team A-match break, the eagerly anticipated return of professional soccer’s K League 1 is upon us. With four games left in the 33rd round to determine the Final A (1st through 6th) and Final B (7th through 12th), the 12 teams in the league are in an uncompromising battle for the title.

‘Leaders’ Ulsan Hyundai will welcome ‘eighth-placed’ Daejeon Hana Citizen to Munsusu Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea, on Saturday for Round 30 of the 2023 K League 1. After a dominant start to the season, Ulsan has suffered a blow to its pride with just two wins, two draws and four losses in its last eight matches. Without a win, Ulsan will go three games without a win for the first time in more than two years since July 2021. More importantly, Ulsan (61 points) could lose ground on the second-place Pohang Steelers (53 points) with another loss. A win over Daejeon would give Ulsan its first “win over a former club” of the season. The teams have met twice this season, with Daejeon holding a 1-1 draw.

Daejeon is also hungry for a win. Eighth-ranked Daejeon (37 points) is four points behind sixth-ranked Daegu FC (41 points) in the race to reach the Final A. They need to beat Ulsan. They need to beat Ulsan to improve their chances of reaching Final A. Daejeon, who have drawn one and lost two of their last three matches, face the ‘giant’ Ulsan at a crucial crossroads. The matchup will also feature a battle of pride between In-Joo Gyu (Ulsan) and Thiago (Daejeon), who are tied for the league’s top scorer with 13 goals apiece.카지노

Fifth-ranked Jeonbuk Hyundai hosts ‘bottom’ Gangwon FC on the same day, while seventh-ranked Incheon United meets ninth-ranked Jeju United. Leader-chasing Pohang hosts 10th-place Suwon FC.

On the 17th, fourth-place FC Seoul hosts third-place Gwangju FC in a battle for third place. Seoul (43 points) trails Gwangju (45 points) by two points. Eleventh-ranked Suwon Samsung travels to Daegu.

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