□ Match of Round – ‘2022 K League 2 Playoffs’ rematch ‘Gyeongnam vs Anyang’
Last year’s K League 2 playoffs, where Gyeongnam and Anyang met, ended with a 0-0 score after a fierce battle, with both teams exchanging 24 shots in total. As a result, according to the principle that the top team wins in case of a draw, Anyang succeeded in advancing to the playoffs. After that, the two teams met again after 177 days in the 8th round. Currently, Anyang is in first place with 4 wins and 2 draws, and Gyeongnam is in 3rd place with 3 wins and 3 draws. The variable in this confrontation is the break period. Anyang, who took a break in the 7th round, will play in 10 days, and Gyeongnam will play in 3 days after the ‘Nakdong River Derby’ against Busan in the 7th round. In the last 10 matches between the two teams, Gyeongnam leads with 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. The hot game between 1st place Anyang and 3rd place Gyeongnam will be held at Changwon Soccer Center on the 18th (Tuesday) at 7:30pm.
□ Team of Round – ‘Gimpo’ is on an undefeated streak of 6 matches thanks to a fair recruitment.
Gimpo won 3-2 against Ansan in the last round with Kim I-seok, Seo Jae-min and Lewis scoring. With this victory, Gimpo extended its undefeated streak from the opening round to six games. This season, compared to last season, Gimpo is showing a drastic change in both offense and defense. The offense has grown significantly from 0.98 goals per game last year to 1.67 goals this year, while the defense has seen a noticeable drop from 1.63 goals per game to 0.5 goals this season. The secret to the changed appearance is the real exhaust recruiting. Lewis, a newly joined foreign striker, is recording 5 goals and 1 assist in 6 games. Defender Kim Min-ho, brought from Ansan, is playing an active role, including a tie for 4th in clearing (82). Cho Sung-kwon, a rookie born in 2001 who was hired on loan from Gwangju, is in charge of one axis of Gimpo’s defense. Gimpo’s 8th round opponent is Busan. Both teams are in good spirits with 3 wins and 3 draws in their first 6 matches side by side. The confrontation between the two teams will be held on the 19th (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm at the Gimpo Salter Soccer Field to see if Gimpo’s recent rise can continue in the game against Busan.
□ Player of Round – 2 consecutive game attack points ‘Kim Jin-gyu (Gimcheon)’
After two consecutive victories in the opening match, Kim Cheon slowed down for a while with two losses in a row, but succeeded in turning the atmosphere around by winning consecutively in rounds 6 and 7. At the center of the reversal was midfielder Kim Jin-gyu. Kim Jin-kyu scored the first winning goal in Cheonan in the 6th round, and helped Kim Ji-hyun score in the 7th round against Bucheon, accumulating attack points in two consecutive games. Kim Jin-gyu is recording 2 goals and 2 assists in 6 games this season, and is showing his strong passing ability, such as 6th in successful passes in the attack area (74) and tied for 5th in key passes (8). The opponent for the 8th round of Gimcheon, who is trying to win 3 times in a row, is Jeonnam. Kim Jin-kyu has played the only multi-goal game in his K-League career, and it was against Jeonnam in the 27th round of the 2019 season, when he was a member of Busan. Kim Jin-kyu is determined to keep the good memories from the Jeonnam match and carry on the sense of the recent game. The match between Gimcheon and Jeonnam will be held on the 19th (Wed) at 7:30 pm at Gimcheon Sports Complex.
※ Rest team: Seongnam ※ Data in the preview is based on K-League
official supplemental record data (provided by Bepro11 ) , IB SPORTS) – Chungbuk Cheongju: Chungnam Asan (April 18, Tue 19:00 Cheongju Sports Complex, skySports, BallTV) – Gyeongnam: Anyang (April 18 Tue 19:30 Changwon Soccer Center, Channel A Plus) – Gimpo : Busan (Wednesday, April 19th at 19:00 Gimpo Salteo Stadium, skySports, Life Sports TV)