First and second place remain unchanged. The battle for the upper mid-table is on ahead of the K League All-Star Break.
The 24th round of the League of Legends will be held on April 21-22, and all eyes will be on the mid-tier teams as they try to grab the upper hand before the ‘comma’ break.
This season’s K League 1 has been characterized by a mid-table battle that has never been seen before. With 10 games per team remaining in the regular season, Ulsan Hyundai (53 points) holds a commanding lead, while Pohang Steelers (41 points) is close behind, but has a “lock” on second place regardless of the outcome of Round 24. Only seven points separate third-place FC Seoul (37) from ninth-place Incheon United (30). The results of Round 24 will provide an opportunity to flip the standings or shake up the mid-table.
Notably, after the All-Star break immediately following Round 24, K League 1 will resume on March 4. In the meantime, most teams will be able to mix and match their summer signings, and getting three points before then will have a huge impact on the team’s mood.
Seoul, who are desperate to stay on top of the table, face Incheon, who are looking to leapfrog into the mid-table. Seoul, who have been struggling up front since the departure of Hwang Ui-jo, are close to signing Bjorn Johnson, a tall Norwegian striker who previously played for Ulsan Hyundai. The team has recently revamped its attacking framework with Kim Shin-jin up top, but international winger Na Sang-ho has been on a resurgence, scoring three goals this month. They hope to take another step forward with the addition of Bjorn Johnson. However, Incheon is also unbeaten in July (3 wins, 1 draw). The two foreign combinations of Hernandez and Gerso are shining. Add to that the return of Montenegrin goalkeeper Mugosa to Incheon after a stint in Japan, and you have an energized attack. 메이저사이트
Fifth-ranked Daegu FC (33 points) will face seventh-ranked Daejeon Hana Citizens (30 points) on July 22 at 8 p.m. at Daejeon World Cup Stadium. In July, Daegu has won three games and Daegu has drawn three and lost one. Daejeon is seven goals ahead of Daegu (27) on goal difference with 34, meaning a win over Daegu at home would tie them on points and move them up the standings.
Sixth-ranked Gwangju FC (31 points) hosts 10th-ranked Suwon FC (20 points) at 7 p.m. on the same day at Suwon Sports Complex. Both teams are winless in July. Gwangju is winless in its last three matches, including three consecutive draws. Suwon FC has one draw and three losses. Gwangju is in desperate need of a win, as a defeat to Suwon could see them slip into the mid-table. Suwon FC is in the midst of its biggest crisis under Kim Do-gyun. It’s not only about adding firepower with Ras and Lee Seung-woo, but also about rebuilding a defense that has conceded eight goals in its last two games.