The match between 4th place (home) and 12th place (away) in the league. It seems like the weight of the match has already been weighed down, but if the match is a ‘super match’, it’s a different story. FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung will have their first ‘Super Match’ this season.
On the 22nd at 14:00 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 8 match between Seoul and Suwon will be held. Beyond the meaning of the first ‘super match’ this season, more attention is drawn to the fact that it is the 100th confrontation in the league’s career.
The expectations of soccer fans are sky high. According to an official from the Seoul club on the morning of the 20th, “more than 20,000 tickets have already been sold” and “If you include the number of tickets sold on the spot, you can see more than 25,000 spectators.” The average number of spectators Seoul recorded during the previous three games was 29,253. Already, 20,000 spectators for four consecutive games are likely.
The atmosphere of the two teams preparing for the match in hot anticipation is completely different.
Ahn Ik-soo’s ‘3rd year’, Seoul recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. He is showing attacking football, scoring 13 goals in 7 matches. He was hit by Daejeon Hana Citizen and Ulsan Hyundai, but he is stable in the remaining matches and is in 4th place in the league. Even against Pohang, the ‘league undefeated team’, they drew after a close match.
On the other hand, Suwon is having the worst early season in the history of the club. It’s not just the poor record of 2 draws and 5 losses. It is the first time in the club’s history that it has stopped winning 0 in the first seven league games. Until then, it was 2017, when the victory was the latest, and at that time, 5 draws and 1 loss were added, and 1 win was added.
On the 17th, Suwon ‘hardened’ manager Lee Byung-geun and took out a manager replacement card. It is a bold choice ahead of the ‘Super Match’. Head coach Choi Seong-yong will take over as acting manager and direct the game. 토토사이트
Although the mood is leaning toward the home team, FC Seoul, the recent ‘Super Match’ produced unexpected results. Last year, Seoul took the lead with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, but Suwon, who had brought up a change of manager even then, struck a blow at Seoul. On the contrary, in 2021, Suwon, which was evaluated as a relatively strong player, bowed its head with 1 win and 2 losses to Seoul.
As evidenced by the two teams’ total league record of 39 wins, 22 draws and 38 losses (Seoul’s superiority), the ‘Super Match’ was always a tight match.