Daegu vs Gyeongnam for Saturday’s K-League match at the DGB Daegu Bank Park, in Daegu, South Korea.
This season of the K League has been made up of surprises with many teams that last year struggled for top places at this time to fight through the middle of the table. One such case is Gyeongnam, which last year achieved an excellent second place and this year after 18 days it occupies the last place in the table. Now let’s talk about the game between Daegu and Gyeongnam, a challenging but precious match.
Daegu arrives at this game after a very complicated sequence of games playing against teams like Suwon, Ulsan, Pohang, Gangwon and Seoul losing only one of these games in the recent reception to Seoul which shows that although Daegu does not live one of their best times but remains a tough team to beat.
Now and after the draw in the last round at Jeju, they receive Gyeongnam, a team that will certainly not be “sweet” but against which Daegu has everything to get the victory that has been eloping for some time.
At home, it is usually where Daegu is stronger and this year has followed this trend and still only lost a game in their stadium. Here Daegu has already beaten some teams like Incheon, Jeju, Pohang and Sangju, which shows that it has felt greater ease against teams of the bottom half of the table.
On the other side of the field, we have the Gyeongnam that as it was said before is not making a good season being in the last places of the table and with great difficulty in getting points. In this game, the team will experience problems against a strong team and even more away from home that always makes the task more complicated.
Gyeongnam’s form is not the best coming to this game in a series of seven consecutive games without knowing the taste of victory and after a very recent defeat in the cup against Hwaseong, a team of lower scoring. It should be noted that in this sequence of games the team has drawn against Incheon and Seongnam, teams that are usually accessible opponents.
Away from home, except the draws against Suwon, Seongnam and Sangju, the Gyeongnam team only have losses against the top teams but also losing to weak teams like Incheon and Jeju.
This will not be an easy game with two teams that have been making good campaigns in recent seasons but this year has not gone well. Given Daegu’s best form and his highest capacity at home, I believe that they should be able to get the better of a Gyeongnam to go through a very complicated phase.