There is only one round left until the first round robin. The 11th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ K League 1 held on the 5th and 6th, Children’s Day, is the first turning point. Through this round, each team will face all opponents once this season. K-League 1 is divided into Final A (1st to 6th) and B (7th to 12th) after the third round robin. There is still a long way to go, but a different picture is being drawn from the expected composition before the opening.
Ulsan and Jeonbuk, the Yanggang composition of ‘Hyundaiga’ was broken. Looking at the current location, Ulsan was located in the ‘1st pole’. Ulsan established a solo system early on with 25 points (8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss). The gap between them and the 2nd place group widened to 6 points.
On the other hand, Jeonbuk fell to 10th place (10 points, 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses). The atmosphere is quite different. Despite the ‘slow start’ last season, Jeonbuk climbed to 4th place in the 10th round, but this season is still ‘bottom’. The voice of concern is higher than expected. If it is the current trend, the analysis that a great reversal is not easy is dominant.
Ulsan, Jeonbuk, Incheon, and Jeju’Big 4′ prospects were also distorted. Following Ulsan, FC Seoul, Pohang (19 points), and Daejeon Hana (17 points) were placed in the ‘Top 3’. ‘Traditional Myeongga’ Seoul has escaped from the nightmare of the past and is in full swing. He has scored 21 goals, the highest scorer among 12 clubs. 스포츠토토
Pohang is still showing off its solid organizational power despite bleeding from Shin Jin-ho (Incheon). Daejeon emerged as the biggest ambush. The ‘promoted team’ is usually classified as a relegation zone, but it is overturning everyone’s expectations with a surprise ‘attack soccer’.
Next up is 7th. The difference between 5th place Jeju (14 points) and 11th place Gangwon FC (10 points) is only 4 points. In the meantime, five teams are sandwiched between Gwangju FC, Daegu FC (13 points above), Suwon FC, Incheon (12 points above), and Jeonbuk. It is a foggy battlefield where the ranking fluctuates according to the results of each round.
Currently, Jeju and Gangwon, which are recording two consecutive victories side by side, are on the rise. Gwangju and Jeonbuk are mired in a two-game losing streak. Daegu went undefeated in 3 matches in a row (2 wins, 1 draw), and Suwon FC recorded 4 matches in a row (2 wins, 2 draws), but suffered a defeat in the last round. Incheon escaped from 2 consecutive games without a win (1 draw and 1 loss) and is dreaming of leaping into the middle ranks by collecting 3 points.
‘1 medicine’ is Suwon Samsung, the only ‘fallen famous family’ without a win among 12 teams. Suwon’s victory points are only 2 points (2 draws and 8 losses). While they fell into the swamp of 5 consecutive defeats, the gap between them and Gangwon, who were just above them, widened to 8 points.
The bottom ranks are relegated to the second division next season. If this trend continues, Suwon, which won the K-League 4 times, may face its first relegation since its founding.
The fate of the ground, where joy and sorrow are destined, is just ironic.