Incheon United will face Suwon FC in the first round

Incheon United will face Suwon FC in the first round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Incheon Football Stadium.

It’s the first match of the season. Last season, Incheon finished the season with 56 points (14 W, 14 D, 10 P), finishing fifth, one point behind fourth-place Jeonbuk. In 38 league games, they scored 45 goals and conceded 35. The team struggled early in the season, falling into the relegation zone, but rebounded in the second half.

Unlike Incheon, Suwon had a difficult season. 카지노사이트 They lost a whopping 21 of their 38 league games, finishing 11th in the league with 33 points (W8 D9 L21).

They also played in the promotion playoffs. After losing the first leg away to Busan 1-2, Suwon turned things around in dramatic fashion in the second leg. Suwon won 5-2 in extra time. They survived with a 6-4 aggregate score.

Incheon has few changes from last season.

Head coach Cho Sung-hwan is still at the helm and there are no big signings except for Lee Bum-soo, Sung Yun-soo, and Matej Yonichi. Kim Jun-beom, Hernandez, and others have left the team, but in the grand scheme of things, Cho won’t be changing his colors. In defense, Oh Ban-seok will be the center of the defense, while captain Lee Myung-joo and vice captain Kim Do-hyuk will be the pillars of the team.

“We made a lot of preparations in winter training to avoid repeating last year’s relegation crisis,” said Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan at the opening media day of the K League 2024 last month.

Everything has changed for Suwon FC. Kim Eun-joong took over after the team finished fourth at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He signed Ji Dong-won as a free agent and acquired Jeong Seung-won from local rival Suwon Samseong. He also added “national team player” Kwon Kyung-won.

At the media day, Kim Eun-joong said, 안전 토토사이트 “The team struggled a lot last year, and we made a lot of preparations in the winter to avoid repeating the same situation. We will stabilize the team in the mid-table and show improvement every game,” said Kim.

Meanwhile, in the three head-to-head meetings last season, Incheon held a slight advantage with one win and two draws. In the last 10 matches, Incheon has won three, drawn six and lost one.

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