After the opening of the 2023 season, Ulsan Hyundai, which has been on a terrifying rise with 5 consecutive wins, challenges Suwon Samsung to win 6 in a row.
Ulsan will play Suwon and Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 6 at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 8th.
At the beginning of the season, the mood of the two teams is opposite.
‘Defending champion’ Ulsan has won 5 games in a row since the opening of this season. Starting with a come-from-behind victory (2-1) against rival Jeonbuk Hyundai in the opening match, they won all 5 matches, including against Jeju United on the 2nd. The content is good.
Ulsan scored 11 goals in 5 games and is on the top scoring team with Daejeon Hana Citizen. In addition, only 3 runs are recorded and the minimum run is recorded. It is an indicator that the balance between offense and defense is perfect at the beginning of the season.
Through the victory over Suwon, Ulsan aims to approach the 7th consecutive win after an unbroken opening for the past 20 years. Previously, Suwon won 7 consecutive victories in 1998 and Seongnam Ilhwa (now Seongnam FC) in 2003.
Suwon, on the other hand, is off to the worst start. Suwon has only 2 draws and 3 losses in the previous 5 games, and is in 11th place out of 12 teams. Last year, Suwon, who suffered from the promotion playoff while staying in 10th place, is in a position to worry about relegation from the beginning of this season.
It is the first time since 2017 that Suwon has failed to win five games in a row since opening. However, at that time, Suwon drew 4 out of 5 games and steadily accumulated points. Suwon, who held up well with 5 draws and 1 loss until the 6th round, changed the atmosphere by winning 3 consecutive wins from the 7th round, and eventually finished the season in 3rd place.
However, at the beginning of this season, Suwon scored 4 goals and conceded 8 points in 5 games, showing disappointment in both offense and defense. Fans have already blocked the team’s bus twice this season and boycotted cheering for home games due to poor performances. 스포츠토토
The decisive difference between Ulsan and Suwon is the weight of the forward striker.
Ahead of this season, Ulsan brought Joo Min-gyu, who had scored the most points in the K-League 1 for two consecutive years, from Jeju United. Joo Min-gyu quickly adapted to the team and scored goals in the last three matches. With this kind of performance, he is leaving a strong impression, such as being selected as the K-League 1 March Player. Joo Min-kyu is contributing greatly to Ulsan’s five-game winning streak not only through his scoring prowess, but also through his outstanding linkages with his teammates from the front.
On the other hand, Suwon is still struggling to fill the spot where Oh Hyun-kyu left for Celtic (Scotland). A new Mulich joined the existing Ahn Byung-jun, but neither of them had a goal. As Suwon suffered its first loss to Ulsan last season, attackers desperately need a goal to achieve an unexpected result.