Jeonbuk Hyundai aims to rebuild undefeated Jeonju starting with a revitalized offense.
Jeonbuk Hyundai will host Gangwon FC in the 30th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 on Saturday afternoon at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
With three draws and one loss in their last four matches, Jeonbuk is in fifth place with 43 points (12 wins, seven draws and 10 losses), behind Gwangju FC (45 points) and FC Seoul (43 points).
A relatively poor goal-scoring performance has been the culprit behind the previous four draws. Jeonbuk has only scored 34 goals (seventh in the league) this season due to their problems up top. 스포츠토토
There are a lot of departures. Five starters were part of the Asian Games squad. Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Park Jin-seob, Kim Jung-hoon, and Park Jae-yong will be missing from the team.
The loss of Song Min-gyu is especially disappointing. He’s been one of Jeonbuk’s best performers this season, but the team will need other options like Lee Dong-joon and Moon Sun-min to step up.
They also need to revitalize their outside attackers. The goalscoring duo of Gustavo and Hapa Silva have been underwhelming.
The good news is that there are no injuries. The team has had a break to regroup and improve their offense.
In many ways, Jeonbuk hasn’t had a strong summer. Still, a win against last-place Gangwon would be enough to keep them in the hunt.
It’s also nice to see them play at home. This season, Jeonbuk is unbeaten in 11 home league games (9 wins, 2 draws).
In particular, Jeonbuk has yet to lose a game at home since Dan Petrescu took over as head coach, continuing their ‘Jeonju Castle Undefeated’ form.
For Jeonbuk, this is a must-win game to turn things around before the top split.
It will be interesting to see if Jeonbuk, who worked hard during the A-Match to revitalize their offense, can continue the myth of Jeonju’s unbeaten record with a fireworks show.