Bucheon and Jeonnam battle for top spot, 8G unbeaten Chungbuk Cheongju…K League 2 Round 25 preview

Let’s take a look at the key takeaways from the 25th round of the K League 2.

Match of the Round – ‘Bucheon’ vs ‘Jeonnam’, two teams looking to move up the table

After 24 rounds, second-place Anyang and fourth-place Busan have the same number of points (38), but are separated by goal difference. They are followed closely by fifth-place Gimpo (36 points) and sixth-place Bucheon (35 points). With the standings shifting every round, Round 25 will feature a matchup between sixth-ranked Bucheon (31 points) and seventh-ranked Jeonnam (31 points), who are both looking to move up.

Jeonnam saw their five-match unbeaten run come to a halt in Round 24 with a 1-2 loss to Seongnam. The only consolation in the loss was that Lee Kyu-hyuk scored in the 30th minute to give the team a goal in nine consecutive matches. Jeonnam is currently on an eight-match unbeaten streak at home (5 wins, 3 draws). They will try to beat Bucheon at home to gain a foothold in the top half of the table.

Meanwhile, Bucheon played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw in Busan in Round 24. This was Bucheon’s third consecutive game without a goal and a frustrating offense. For Bucheon, the match against Jeonnam is a great opportunity to open up the offense. Bucheon scored five goals in their first meeting with Jeonnam this season, and there hasn’t been a scoreless game in the last 10 matches between the two sides.

Jeonnam and Bucheon will face off on Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Gwangyang Stadium.

□ Team of the Round – ‘Chungbuk Cheongju’ enters the mid-table battle with an eight-match unbeaten run

Since their win over Gimpo in Round 16, Chungbuk Cheongju have gone eight matches without a loss with four wins and four draws. This has helped them move up from 12th to 9th in the standings and into the mid-table fight.

In the eight games of the unbeaten run, the offense has been dominated by foreign players, including six goals from Giorgi and four from Peter. In particular, in the 14 games before the unbeaten run, the ratio of expected goals (xG) to actual goals was 0.89, which was less than one goal, but in the eight games since then, the ratio is 1.51, the second best in K League 2. On defense, the team boasted a 0-0 shutout ratio, conceding only seven goals thanks to the saves of goalkeeper Park Dae-hwan, along with veterans Lee Hansam and Kim Won-kyun.

Chungbuk Cheongju travels to Ansan this round. After taking a break in Round 24, Chungbuk Cheongju will play in 15 days, while Ansan will play in eight days. Chungbuk Cheongju will aim to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games with their physical advantage and recent momentum. The match between Ansan and Chungbuk Cheongju will be played on Monday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Ansan Wah~ Stadium on ‘Monday Night Football’.

□ Player of the Round – Kim Bum-soo leads Ansan’s rebound with 1 goal and 1 assist in 2 games

Kim Bum-soo scored the game-winning goal in the 41st minute against Gimpo in Round 23 to rescue his team from a nine-game losing streak. Against Cheonan in Round 24, he assisted Kim Jung-ho’s header in the 34th minute to secure a 2-1 victory and lead Ansan to their first back-to-back wins of the season.바카라

Kim Bum-soo broke into the K League last year in a Jeju uniform. He moved to Ansan earlier this year and has since made 22 appearances, scoring three goals and providing four assists. His 1,954 minutes of playing time is the most of any Ansan player other than goalkeeper Lee Seung-bin.

Looking to make it three straight wins, Ansan’s Round 25 opponent is Chungbuk Cheongju. Ansan lost 0-3 in their first meeting with Chungbuk Cheongju this season, and Kim Bum-soo played the full match but was held to zero shots on goal. Find out if Kim Bum-soo, the man behind Ansan’s rebound, can lead his team to a third straight win on Monday, July 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. on skySports.

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