Daejeon Hana Citizen have been dominant in Seoul this season, but can they continue their unbeaten run against FC Seoul?
Daejeon Hana Citizen will host FC Seoul in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on 13 November at 7pm. Daejeon is currently in seventh place (33 points) with eight wins, nine draws and eight losses in 25 league matches.
카지노 Daejeon will be looking to turn things around. In the last round, Daejeon travelled to Gwangju and lost 0-3. Before the match against Gwangju, Daejeon hosted Daegu FC and won 1-0. A steady defence and some good saves from goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun kept the clean sheet, while Bae Jun-ho’s goal secured the three points.
However, they were hoping to build on their win in Gwangju to take a foothold in the top half of the table, but were unable to capitalise on the momentum as they suffered a 0-3 defeat. With eight games remaining before the final round, Daejeon will be looking to pick up as many points as possible in their remaining matches to secure a spot in Final A.
Daejeon currently holds the advantage over Seoul with one win and one draw this season. The two teams have gone head-to-head this season, with Daejeon calling for the revival of the ‘Football Special City’ and FC Seoul’s ‘Special City Derby’ drawing attention to their ties to the Korean capital.
In the first meeting, Daejeon won 3-2. Daejeon took the lead through an own goal and back-to-back goals from Cho Yoo-min. Seoul then levelled the game through Na Sang-ho, but were unable to break Daejeon’s momentum. Daejeon overcame Seoul for the first time in eight years with a thrilling 43rd-minute goal from Masa, who had previously earned a point in a 0-0 draw away in July.
But this time around, the match is even more important than before. Eight games will now be played before the final round. Currently seventh in the league, Daejeon can qualify for Final A if they finish in the top six. For that, they need a win against Seoul.
A win would close the gap on Seoul to two points. They can also move up to sixth place depending on the results of Daegu and Incheon. We’re in the second half of the season where every game counts, so a win against Seoul would be a great way to bounce back.
The key player for the win will be Anton. Anton joined Daejeon ahead of the season. The Azerbaijani international has a strong delivery and man-marking ability that radiates from his 6ft 2in frame.
He is also a left-footed centre-back who can play in both a back four and a three-man defence, and is a versatile player who can also be used as a left-back. A starter from the opening day, Anton has made 21 K League 1 appearances to date, scoring one goal and providing one assist. He is already considered one of the best defenders in the league in his debut season due to his outstanding performances.
As a result of his performances, Anton recently represented Team K-League against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. He scored an invaluable equaliser in the fifth minute of the second half to help Team K-League come from behind to win the game. Anton missed the last match against Gwangju due to accumulating cautions. He’ll be back to defend at the back this time around, with more fight in his step.
The reversal of fortunes this season is a reason why many K League fans may flock to the Purple Arena to see if Daejeon can take advantage of their opponents.