The ‘Suwon Derby’ heats up the race to the bottom…who’s on the relegation train?


Only three games left until the end of the season. Ulsan Hyundai has already been crowned the winner of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023, but the real competition is just beginning. A ‘big match’ in more ways than one takes place this weekend. Suwon FC and Suwon Samsung, the ‘Suwon brothers’, will face off in the 36th round of the Final B (7th-12th) at Suwon Sports Complex on the 12th.
This could be the first ‘Suwon Derby’ we’ll see in the K League 1 for a while. Unfortunately, two teams with the same hometown are fighting for the bottom spot side by side. Suwon FC is in 10th place with 8 wins, 8 draws, and 19 losses and 32 points, while Suwon Samsung is in last place (12th) with 6 wins, 8 draws, and 21 points. The last-place finisher in K League 1 goes directly to K League 2, while the 10th and 11th place finishers get one last chance to survive through a relegation playoff (PO).

However, the position of the ‘Suwon brothers’ is not the same. With Gangwon FC in 11th place with 4 wins, 15 draws, and 16 losses, and 27 points, Suwon FC can avoid the bottom if they beat Suwon Samseong. Of course, a draw is also very favorable. It’s one thing to have one more chance to stay up, but it’s quite another to have all hope dashed.

The scenario for Suwon is also simple: they can’t afford to look back. They have to get the three points. If they can close the gap on Suwon FC to three points, they can try to pull off the upset in their remaining two games. The problem is flow. Suwon Samsung have been terrible in their last 10 games, with just two wins, two draws, and six losses, and Suwon FC have also lost three times this season.

Moreover, the ‘Suwon Brothers’ can’t afford to just take care of their own business. They also have to watch out for the Daejeon Hana Citizen-Gangwon match at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 11th. If Gangwon loses there, and Suwon Samsung manages to get at least a draw, the last place will go to Gangwon. 토토사이트

The ‘bite me, bite you’ race for last place continues after the national team’s November A-match series, which will take them from Singapore (16th-Seoul) to China (21st-Shenzhen). On Nov. 25, Suwon Samsung hosts the most daunting away ‘supermatch’ against FC Seoul, while Gangwon and Suwon FC will have to battle it out once again. On the 2nd of next month, Suwon Samsung and Gangwon will play the final game of the season (Round 38) at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Suwon Samsung leads the season series against Gangwon with two wins and one draw, while Seoul has been overwhelmed with three losses.

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