The famous houses of tradition clash while recording extreme rankings.
Ulsan Hyundai and Suwon Samsung will play the 6th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ at 2:00 pm on the 8th at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.
Ulsan, the winning team last year, is building a solo system by winning 5 consecutive victories with Shinbaram at the opening. Five consecutive wins after the opening is the first time since the club was founded, and it has been 20 years since Suwon in 1998 and Seongnam in 2003. Ulsan will challenge the record of the most consecutive wins after the opening, which Suwon and Seongnam have won 5 consecutive wins and 7 consecutive wins.
On the other hand, Suwon Samsung, which barely survived last year’s promotion playoffs, is still in 11th place, the lowest among 12 teams, without a win with 2 draws and 3 losses.
In the opening match, they lost to promoted team Gwangju, and in the second match, they played well against Jeonbuk, drawing 1-1. However, after losing consecutively to Suwon FC and Daejeon, some fans blocked the club bus and called coach Lee Byeong-geun.
The difference between the two teams is also clear.
Ulsan is perfect for both offense and defense. With 11 goals and 3 goals, he records the most goals and least goals in the league. The tip of the spear is sharp not only for the attackers who have already tasted goals more than once, such as Joo Min-gyu Ju and recruit Rubikson, but also for the candidates.
Even Martin Adam, whose playing time has been drastically reduced this year, went to Hungary for two A-matches last month, scored consecutive goals, and protested against Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo from afar.
In addition to this, the defensive line made up of former and current national representatives such as Seol Young-woo, Jung Seung-hyun, Kim Young-kwon, and Kim Tae-hwan and the excellent goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo are solid.
However, the contents are not like that, so there are loopholes especially in the defense. Ulsan also has a number of records, which are the lowest among 12 clubs, including 78 interceptions (11th), 29 tackles (12th), 23 ball duels (12th)바카라, and 114 aerial duels (10th) in 5 games this year. do.
Even so, the fact that they gave up only 3 runs means that they are dominating the game itself enough not to concede a decisive opportunity to the opponent.
Excluding the opening game against Jeonbuk, in 4 games, they had a higher ball share than their opponents. The average share was 57%, showing a share close to 6 to 4.
On the other hand, Suwon’s 11th-place finish reveals a good story behind it.
In particular, Suwon ranked first among 12 teams in the K-League with a forward pass success rate of 72.8% in the last five games. In other words, it means that the pass that goes up to the opponent’s camp is the best among the K-League clubs. Kim Bo-kyung, who was brought from Jeonbuk ahead of this season, is playing a role as a lubricant for Suwon’s attack.
In the end, decisiveness is the key, and he has not yet been able to fill the vacancy of Oh Hyun-kyu, who left for Celtic last winter. Suwon scored 4 goals in 5 games this year, falling short of the expected goal value (xG) of 6.2. This means that 6-7 goals would have been reasonable if he had a normal striker.
Considering that Oh Hyun-kyu, who scored the most goals in the team last season, attempted 28 shots on target and scored 13 goals, far exceeding the expected score of 9.2, his move to Scotland Celtic is regrettable.
Even if you go up to the opponent’s camp, the fact that the pass in the penalty box is blocked is also pointed out as a point of improvement. The pass success rate in the penalty box is 77.55%, which is significantly lower than Ulsan (87.04%). Therefore, the recovery of set-piece scoring in dangerous areas is considered a variable that will relieve Suwon’s stuffy goal drought. Suwon scored 35 goals last season, and about a third of them, 12, came from corners. It was the most corner kicks scored last season.
No corner kicks scored this season. Considering that when the game is not going well, a solution to solve it comes from a set-piece situation such as a corner kick, and Ulsan has come up with a solution to catch them off guard.