Gimcheon, Busan on the road to widen the gap… Will they overcome away weakness?

August 28, 2023 | by

Gimcheon Sangmu aims for an away win against Busan I-Park.

Gimcheon will host Busan I-Park in the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 on August 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Gudeok Stadium in Busan.

Gimcheon has continued to hold onto the top spot in the K League Two standings after taking the lead on July 19. Busan held the top spot at the beginning of July, but has been fluctuating in the standings ever since. Gimcheon is determined to maintain its lead in the battle for first and second place and widen the gap between itself and second-place Busan.

In their last meeting, on July 10, both teams fought hard for the top spot. Gimcheon moved up one spot with an upset win over Busan. Gimcheon, who used the win against Busan as a springboard to jump to the top of the standings, will look to consolidate their lead with a win against Busan this time around.

Currently, first-place Gimcheon has 51 points and Busan has 47 points, both with more than one game in hand. However, Gimcheon is determined to consolidate its lead by accumulating points as it moves toward direct promotion. Gimcheon has a narrow head-to-head advantage over Busan with three wins, one draw and two losses in six meetings. This year’s head-to-head is tied at 1-1. Kim Jin-gyu, Lee Yoo-hyun, and Cho Young-wook have scored against Busan this season. Gimcheon will look to utilize its various attacking routes to defeat Busan.

Gimcheon has won all seven of its home games since Jung Jung-yong took over as head coach, from the June 10 home game against Ansan to the Aug. 26 home game against Chungnam Asan. The team jumped to the top of the standings by accumulating points at home. Their scoring has also revived. They have scored at least two goals in each of their seven home games, totaling 24 goals. In their last three home games, they’ve won by a combined score of 4-0.

Despite being a home powerhouse, Gimcheon has been unusually weak on the road. In their last two away games, they lost to Jeonnam and Anyang. Even when you widen the scope, they’ve been a bit lackluster on the road, with just two wins and four losses in their last six games. However, Busan is a different story.

If you compare the head-to-head record between Gimcheon and Busan in 2021 in the K League 2, something stands out. After a loss in Guduk and a win in Gimcheon in 2021, Busan won 6-0 away from home. In 2023, the two teams met again, with the same result as in 2021. This time, the team is expected to utilize the memories of the 6-0 victory in Busan to bring home the victory once again. 온라인바카라

Coach Jung Jung-yong said, “Busan, a strong team, is an opponent we have to play anyway. If we don’t win, it will be difficult to get the desired result. We will not miss the opportunity to beat Busan and move up the table.”


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