Direct relegation threatened Gangwon FC will look to get back on track against Daejeon Hana Citizen, who secured early promotion.
Gangwon FC will host Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 36th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at 2 p.m. on April 11 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium. In Group B, Gangwon is in 11th place with 27 points, while Daejeon is in 8th place with 47 points.레모나토토 도메인
In the previous round, Gangwon led the game, including a goal from Gabriel in the fifth minute of the second half, but conceded an equalizer from Jeong-woon with just over a minute to play to draw 1-1. Last-place Suwon Samsung also played in the previous round, taking a 2-0 lead at halftime, but a lack of heart in the second half led to a 2-2 draw.
With a one-point lead over Suwon (26 points), the best-case scenario for Gangwon is to win their next two matches, including this one, rather than play Suwon for direct relegation in the final league game.
For Gangwon to win their remaining games, they need to address their poor goal scoring, but they also need to address their lack of depth. In the previous round, against Jeju (1-2), they conceded in the 34th minute of stoppage time from a 1-1 tie, and in the 34th round against Gwangju FC (0-1), they conceded in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Daejeon is unbeaten in its last six matches (W2 D3 L). While the team may be demotivated after clinching early qualification, they will be looking to make Thiago, who currently leads the league in goals with 16, the top scorer. In second place is In-Joo Kyu (Ulsan Hyundai) with 15 goals.
Gangwon is 1-1-2 against Daejeon this season. However, in their most recent match, in Round 32, they conceded an early goal to Masa, but Kim Dae-won equalized to draw 1-1.
Kim Dae-won has struggled for form this season, scoring three goals and providing three assists, but it will be interesting to see if he can bounce back against Daejeon.