Both teams have equal momentum. I am confident that I will be able to win in this confrontation, probably because I have been running undefeated so far. I’m talking about Busan I’Park and Gyeongnam FC, which form the ‘Nakdong River Derby’.
After a while, on the 15th at 6:30 pm, Busan and Gyeongnam스포츠토토 collided in the 7th round of the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 scheduled at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. The home team, Busan, has recorded 3 wins and 2 draws, and is currently ranked 3rd in the K League 2. The visiting team, Gyeongnam, also recorded 3 wins and 2 draws, and is ranked 2nd ahead of Busan in the number of points scored. It is safe to say that the confrontation between these two teams will be the most intense big match in the 7th round.
As mentioned, in terms of momentum, both teams are indistinguishable from each other, but the way they play is quite different. Busan has been fighting without a proper front-line striker so far. The penetration and attack power of second-line attacking resources such as Pesin is the main attack route, and an irregular strategy is used to raise the central midfielder Lamas to the forefront to win. Both players are scoring three goals each.
What’s interesting is that after changing positions, Lamas’ performance is remarkably good. Lamas is posting the most offensive points (3 goals, 1 assist) in the team as if he was originally in the position despite the unfamiliar position assignment. It can be said that it is the core of the Busan attack tactics, but of course it seems to be a major target for the Gyeongnam defense.
Gyeongnam also has a considerable presence of foreign players who play the role of attacking spearmen. The presence of Castro and Gleyson, each recording 2 goals and 1 assist, is erasing the nostalgia of Willian and Tiago last year as they repeat the round. It should also be noted that it is not only Brazilian players who are making great strides. Although the good flow at the beginning of the season was suddenly cut off, the fierce scoring ability of Won Ki-jong, who currently has the most points in the team, can also be said to be a major offensive route that Gyeongnam can put forward.
If Busan and Gyeongnam win this round, a match without concessions is expected in that they can lay the foundation for a direct competition for first place with FC Anyang, the leader. Nakdonggang River Derby, who won’t back down, who will win?