Jeju United will take on mid-table contender Daegu FC in the K League 1. Fans will be looking to see if the team can overcome their recent struggles against Daegu.
Jeju will face Daegu in the 28th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at DGB Daegu Bank Park on April 26 at 7:00 pm.
At the end of Round 27, Jeju is ninth in the league (9W, 7D, 11L, 34P) and Daegu is eighth (8W, 11D, 8L, 35P). Both teams are not far behind sixth-place Incheon (9 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses, 37 points), which is the final Final A spot. This means that both teams can clinch a spot in Final A depending on the outcome of Round 28. There are six matches left before the final round. If Jeju can continue to accumulate points in the remaining regular round matches, they will not only qualify for Final A, but also move up in the standings.
For Jeju, the first priority is to win against Daegu, who are just one step above them. However, Jeju has only one win, five draws and four losses in their last 10 meetings with Daegu. The two meetings this season have also resulted in a 1-1 draw. Both games were decided by a single goal. In the last 10 matches, Jeju has scored more goals (13) than Daegu (12), but mistakes or lapses in concentration have led to losses and draws. This game is expected 온라인바카라 to be a tough one for Daegu, especially with a sold-out home crowd.
Jeju will need their key offensive player Hayes to step up. Hayes has seven goals and five assists in 26 appearances this season. He is tied with Yuri Jonatan (8 goals, 4 assists) for the most offensive points on the team. Against Daegu, who play a counter-attacking style of play, there is a lot of offense that comes from pounding the ball in the opponent’s half, not just being content to win possession. Hayes has been active enough to rank fifth in the league in shots (48) and shots on target (28). In particular, he scored his first goal of the season and debut for Jeju on March 4 against Daegu (1-1 draw) with a bold rush into the box.
Ahead of the Daegu match, Hayes said through the club, “It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t continue our upward trend in the last match against Suwon Samsung (0-1 loss). But we still have a chance. We need to beat Daegu and get back on track. Especially, it’s been weird against Daegu so far. It’s a game that requires more concentration. The whole team is ready to go. This time, we will break the bad blood with Daegu and get the win.”