Gimcheon and Bucheon will face off.
Match of the Round – 2nd-ranked Gimcheon, who have rebounded well, vs. 3rd-ranked Bucheon, who have lost only 1 of their last 9 matches.
Gimcheon struggled in their five matches from Round 27 to Round 32, with one win, one draw, and three losses. In the meantime, they lost the top spot to Busan, and the gap between them and Busan increased to four points. However, in round 33, the team won 4-1 against Anyang and followed it up with a 3-1 win at Cheonsan. With the back-to-back wins, Gimcheon rebounded and paved the way for Busan to catch up.
Bucheon has also won five, drawn three and lost just once in its last nine matches. They have also moved from sixth to third in the standings. The driving force has been their ‘salty defense’. While Bucheon’s offense was disappointing with nine goals in those nine games, their defense only conceded four. Add to that six clean sheets and you have the result.
The two teams have met twice this season, with Gimcheon winning 4-1 and 3-0, respectively. Gimcheon is currently unbeaten in 11 home games (8 wins and 3 draws), so things are looking good for them. However, their opponent is Bucheon, who has been playing well lately with a stable defense. The third match of the season between the second-ranked Gimcheon and the third-ranked Bucheon will take place on Saturday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gimcheon Sports Complex.
□ Team of the Round – 22nd season, 31 games, 5 wins → 23rd season, 31 games, 18 wins, ‘Busan’
Busan went on a six-game winning streak from the 28th round against Gimpo to the 34th round against Gyeongnam. With this, Busan extended the club’s record for the longest winning streak in K League 2 from five games to six games, which was set in the 2016 season. As a result, Busan has held the top spot since Round 30.
Last season, after 31 games, Busan was in last place with five wins, eight draws, and 18 losses. This season, however, it’s been a 180-degree turnaround, with 18 wins, eight draws, and five losses. On offense, Ramas, who was brought in from Daegu last season, is doing his job with 16 offensive points (9 goals and 7 assists) this year, while striker Kim Chan is already having a “career-high” season with 7 goals. In defense, veterans Lee Hando, Min Sang-ki, and ‘2001-born’ Cho Woo-je are playing well.
Busan will host Cheonan in Round 35. Busan has won both meetings with Cheonan this season. Find out if Busan can extend its winning streak to seven games and solidify its position atop the standings on Saturday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Busan Asiad Stadium.
Player of the Round – 6 goals in last 5 games, ‘Luis’ the nucleus of Gimpo’s offense
At the end of Round 34, Gimpo had scored a total of 35 goals, of which Lewis was responsible for more than half of them with 19 attacking points (16 goals and 3 assists). Lewis is an irreplaceable part of Gimpo’s offense. In his last five games, Lewis has scored six goals to solidify his position as the leading scorer in K League 2.온라인바카라
If we break down his 16 goals, we see that he scored 6 with his right foot, 5 with his left foot, 3 headers, and 2 PKs. He can score with both feet and his head at any time. In terms of time on goal, he scored 5 goals in the first half and 11 in the second half. Gimpo has a record of 10 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses in the 15 games Lewis has scored in this season.
Gimpo’s Round 35 opponent is Anyang. Lewis has fond memories of their second meeting of the season, when he scored the winning goal in the 38th minute to secure a 1-0 victory. Gimpo and Anyang will meet on Saturday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Gimpo Solter Soccer Field to see if Lewis can continue his scoring streak against Anyang.