Two teams competing for the championship collide.

□ Match of Round – Two popular teams meet

In the 13th round of ‘Ulsan vs Seoul’, K-League 1 leaders Ulsan (31 points) and 2nd place Seoul (23 points) meet.

The home team,카지노사이트 Ulsan, recorded 10 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss until the 12th round, and is the only team among the 12 K-League 1 teams to break the 30-point mark. Ulsan’s record of 31 points in the first 12 games after the opening is the club’s best ever. Ulsan recorded 27 points until the 12th round last year when they won the championship, but this year they quickly accumulated victory points with more overwhelming performance than last year.

Ulsan won 1-0 against Gangwon in the previous 12th round and continued their 4th consecutive win, and Joo Min-gyu, who scored that day, ranked 2nd in K-League 1 scoring with his 6th goal of the season.

The away team, Seoul, against this, won 3-1 in the previous 12th round against Gwangju and continued undefeated in 3 matches (2 wins, 1 draw). In the game that day, Willian, Na Sang-ho, and Park Dong-jin scored successive goals, demonstrating a rising offensive power, and kept the top scorer (25 goals) in the K-League 1. This season, Seoul presents a thrilling attacking football that scores 2.08 goals per game. At the center, the performance of Na Sang-ho (8 goals), the top scorer in the K-League 1, stands out. Na Sang-ho scored 8 goals and 2 assists in all games this season, and is currently the only K-League 1 player to record double-digit attack points.

Meanwhile, Ulsan has been undefeated in 16 matches (12 wins, 4 draws) against Seoul, starting with a 1-0 victory on April 14, 2018, and won 2-1 in the 3rd round of this season.

Whether Ulsan can continue a pleasant undefeated streak or whether Seoul can escape the jinx against Ulsan will be held on the 14th (Sun) at 2:30 pm at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.

□ Team of Round – 3 games in a row without a win, Pohang needs a reversal

After the opening, Pohang has been on a winning streak by going undefeated in 9 consecutive matches (5 wins, 4 draws), but has stagnated with 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 3 matches. Pohang’s ranking is still in the top 4th place (20 points), but it is urgent to reverse the atmosphere so that the sluggishness does not prolong.

Pohang’s key players across all positions, including defender Ha Chang-rae, midfielder Kim Jong-woo, and wingers Jung Jae-hee and Kim In-seong, are struggling with injuries. Wandelsson, who recently returned from injury, is not in normal condition yet, such as being replaced in the 12th round against Daegu and then being replaced due to poor condition.

In order for Pohang, which faced its first crisis this season, to revive, the young guns who led the rise in the first round robin need to play an active role. Lee Ho-jae’s 3rd goal of the season against Gangwon in the 4th round and Ko Young-jun’s 4th goal of the season in the 8th round have been silent. It is a situation where the toes of the two players have to explode again.

Meanwhile, Pohang’s opponent for this round is 3rd place Daejeon (21 points). Currently, the difference between the two teams is only one point, so the ranking may change depending on the result of this match. The two teams were tied 0-0 in the last 3 rounds and couldn’t decide the win or loss. The second match of the season between Pohang and Daejeon will be held on the 13th (Sat) at 2pm at Pohang Steel Yard.

□ Player of the Round – Baek Seung-ho leading Jeonbuk’s rebound

Baek Seung-ho of Jeonbuk contributed to Jeonbuk’s 3-0 victory by scoring his first goal and multiple goals of the season against Suwon in the 12th round held in the middle of the week. Jeonbuk secured an opportunity for a rebound by winning against Suwon, ending a 3-match draw (1 draw, 2 losses) and rising to 7th place (14 points). Also, it is also positive that Jeonbuk scored 3 goals for the first time this season and showed their fierce attack power awakening in this game.

Baek Seung-ho celebrated his third season this year after taking his first steps in the K-League wearing a Jeonbuk uniform in 2021. Baek Seung-ho is not primarily in a goal-scoring position, but he has been playing the role of a housekeeper for Jeonbuk, accumulating attack points from time to time with 4 goals in 2021 and 2 goals and 5 assists in 2022.

Baek Seung-ho played in all but two games that he missed due to injury until the 12th round this season, showing vigorous activity in Jeonbuk’s midfield, playing both an offensive role and participating in defense.

Therefore, Baek Seung-ho’s steady performance is necessary in order for Jeonbuk to continue the difficult upward trend.

Meanwhile, Jeonbuk’s 13th round opponent is Incheon. In the last 6 rounds of the match, Jeonbuk won 2-0, and in the last 10 matches, Jeonbuk is dominant with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. The second match between Jeonbuk and Incheon of the season will be held on the 14th (Sun) at 4:30 pm at the Incheon Soccer Stadium.

※ Data in the preview is based on K-League official additional record data (provided by Bepro11)

Pohang: Daejeon (Sat, May 13, 14:00 Pohang Steel Yard, SBS, SkySports)

Gwangju: Daegu (Sat, May 13, 16:30 Gwangju Soccer Stadium, SkySports)

  • Gangwon: Suwon (Sat, May 13, 19:00 Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, IB SPORTS)
  • Ulsan: Seoul (May 14, Sun) 19:30 Daejeon World Cup Stadium, KBS1, SkySports)
  • Incheon: Jeonbuk (May 14, Sun 16:30 Incheon Soccer Stadium, JTBC G&S)
  • Suwon FC: Jeju (May 14, Sun 19:00 Suwon Sports Complex , JTBC G&S)

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