Jeju United, who is aiming for three consecutive victories, and Jeonbuk Hyundai, which desperately needs three points, face each other.
Jeju United and Jeonbuk Hyundai 스포츠토토will face each other in the 8th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at 4:30 pm on the 23rd at the Jeju World Cup Stadium. Currently, Jeju is in 7th place with 8 points (2 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses), and Jeonbuk is in 9th place with 7 points (2 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses).
Jeju will challenge for a 3-game winning streak. After the opening, Jeju recorded 5 consecutive wins (2 draws, 3 losses) and fell to the bottom, but succeeded in rebounding by capturing Gangwon (1-0) and Suwon Samsung (3-2) in a row, which had also not won.
More than anything, goals started to break out from the front. Jeju scored only 3 goals in the previous 5 matches, but scored a whopping 3 goals against Suwon Samsung. Hayes also scored multiple goals, and another foreign striker, Yuri, also tasted a goal.
The key midfielder Lee Chang-min and vice-captain Ahn Hyun-beom also returned. Lee Chang-min has not been able to play since the 4th of last month due to a calf injury, but he dominated the midfield by playing full-time in the match against Samsung in Suwon. Ahn Hyun-beom also got up from his injury and constantly harassed Suwon’s left defense and even recorded an assist. Jeju, who returned after three consecutive away matches (including the FA Cup), is now determined to continue the upward trend at home.
Jeonbuk is desperate for victory more than ever. Jeonbuk laid the foundation for a reversal of the atmosphere by beating Incheon 2-0 at home on the 9th. However, in the previous game away from Suwon FC (0-1), he was unable to break through bad luck on the goal and the super save of the opposing goalkeeper.
Losing is bitter, but the return of the wounded is positive. Following Lee Dong-jun, who played a comeback match against Incheon, Baek Seung-ho also stepped on the ground in a long time against Suwon FC. Of course, both players are not in 100% condition yet as they have been playing for the first time in a while, but they are expected to improve their condition and give strength to the team.
Foreign striker Hafa Silva is also gradually integrating into the team. Newly joining Jeonbuk this season, he reported his K-League debut goal against Incheon and showed a threatening appearance against Suwon FC. There were also several header scenes that were close to scoring.
The overall record favors Jeonbuk. Jeonbuk has the upper hand against Jeju with 50 wins, 22 draws and 29 losses. Jeonbuk has the upper hand with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches.