Lee Seung-woo (25-Suwon FC) and Hayes (30-Jeju United), the two leading strikers of their respective clubs, will face off today.
On December 12 at 8pm, Jeju World Cup Stadium will host the 26th round of the K League One match between Jeju United and Suwon FC. This is the third meeting between the two teams in the second half of the season. In their previous encounters, Jeju held the advantage with one win and one draw, most notably a 5-0 victory away to Suwon FC in May.
Recent form has been mixed. Jeju hasn’t won a league game since May 27 against Suwon Samsung Electronics in nearly three months. Four draws and six defeats in 10 games. Once ranked as high as third, they have fallen to ninth place (8 wins, 7 draws, 10 losses, 31 points). Suwon FC broke an eight-match winless streak (two draws and six losses). They are 10th in the league (6 wins, 5 draws, 14 losses, 23 points). They are still closer to the bottom half of the table (10th-12th), but if they can catch Jeju, they can gain a foothold in the mid-table race.
If there’s a similarity, it’s that both teams are struggling up front. Jeju hasn’t found the back of the net in five games since main man Yuri Jonatan scored against Ulsan Hyundai in June. Suwon FC lost Lars to a suspension for driving under the influence.
All eyes now turn to the two teams’ secondary aces. Hayes and Lee Seung-woo. Both players joined Team K League last month and played side by side against Atletico Madrid (Spain). Seung-woo Lee led Team K-League’s offense in the first half and Hayes in the second.
In the league, Hays has the edge. He has six goals and five assists in 24 games. He scored a dramatic penalty kick equalizer against Gangwon FC to earn his team a draw. With the team’s main gun, Yuri Jonatan, struggling of late, Hayes’ responsibility is even greater.
Lee Seung-woo has four goals and two assists to his name, but he made a surprise appearance in the last match against Suwon Samsung by switching to midfield. He made daring dribbling runs and sharp through balls to shake up the defense. “It’s my first time in the position, but I want to help the team in any position,” Lee said in a postgame interview. With his smile back on his face, Lee was named the best player of the 25th round by the Korean Football Association. However, with Rath out of the lineup, it’s unclear if there will be any position adjustments.토스카지노
In terms of matchups, Hayes has the edge. Hayes has faced Suwon FC four times, winning three and losing one. He also added four assists. Lee, on the other hand, has faced Jeju five times with three draws and two losses. He has zero offensive points. Fans will be looking to see who will be smiling in Jeju today.