‘Front-running’ Ulsan looks to ‘extend winning streak’ against Seoul

Ulsan Hyundai will travel to FC Seoul.

Ulsan will host Seoul in the 28th round of the 토토사이트 Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul at 7 p.m. on April 27. With 19 wins, three draws, five losses, and 60 points from 27 matches in the K League 1, can Ulsan continue its winning streak against Seoul?

Ulsan won 1-0 in the 111th Hyundai Family Derby against Jeonbuk Hyundai on Sept. 19. Lee Chung-yong, who came on as a substitute in the 25th minute of the second half, whipped in an awl pass in the first minute, and Uhm Won-sang cut in and beat the goalkeeper. After that, the opposing offense put a lock on the game.

It was more than just a victory. Ulsan tied their all-time head-to-head record with Jeonbuk with 41 wins, 29 draws and 41 losses. It also proved that Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo’s Plan B, the back three, worked. In addition, captain Jeong Seung-hyun filled the void left by Kim Young-kwon, who was suspended due to accumulating cautions. Rubiksson showed a solid tactical understanding and commitment to the game despite the position change to left wing-back.

Ulsan is strong against Seoul. Since their victory on April 14, 2018, they have 13 wins, four draws and a five-year unbeaten streak in 17 matches. They also lead the all-time series 175-68, with 56 wins and 51 draws. They won both meetings this season, 2-1 and 3-2.

One player to keep an eye on is Uhm Won-sang. Uhm Won-sang opened the scoring against Jeonbuk for the first time in 71 days. She recorded offensive points (2 goals, 1 assist) in all three games against Seoul last year. With her confidence now high, she is looking forward to scoring more goals.

Uhm Won-sang said, “I’m happy to lead the team to victory with a goal against an important rival. The coach prepared new tactics and instilled confidence in me. Our faith in each other led to the result. We will continue to work hard to make the team better in the future,” she said, conveying the team’s recent mood and determination.