If Gimcheon wins, at least 2nd place will be secured.
If Gimpo catches, ‘ticket competition’ will be chaotic.
There will be fierce competition for promotion in K League 2 (Second Division) at the end of the 2023 season. Gimcheon Sangmu and Gimpo FC await the match that will determine which team will advance directly to the relegation playoffs.
Gimcheon and Gimpo will play the 37th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 at Gimcheon Sports Complex on the 29th. Second place Gimcheon has 64 points, and third place Gimpo has 59 points. If Gimcheon, who is currently chasing the leader Busan I’Park (66 points), wins this game, they will secure at least second place regardless of the remaining two games. Conversely, if Gimpo defeats Gimcheon, they can secure at least third place and further increase the tension in the battle for second place.
The reason fans are paying attention despite the competition for second place in K League 2 is because of the K League promotion and relegation format that has changed since last year. The Korea Professional Football League revised the promotion and relegation system regulations ahead of last season. Previously, the lowest ranked team in K League 1 was automatically relegated, and the winning team in K League 2 was automatically promoted to take their place. In addition, K League 2 2nd to 4th place played a playoff, and the final winner played a promotion playoff against K League 1 11th place.굿모닝토토 주소
However, since last season, the K League 1 relegation zone has expanded to 10th to 12th place. Accordingly, the 2nd place in K League 2 went directly to the promotion playoffs with 11th place in K League 1 without going through the playoffs, and the 3rd to 5th place teams in K League 2 went to the playoffs with 10th place in K League 1.
There is a clear difference in terms of physical strength between going directly to the promotion playoffs and going through the K League 2 playoffs to the promotion playoffs. This is why the second-place advantage can never be ignored.
In a match between two teams, it is not easy to guarantee victory or defeat. Both teams are in good form recently. Gimcheon’s strength is its firepower, boasting the most goals this season. A total of 67 goals were scored in 33 games this season, averaging over 2 goals per game. Despite the absence of Cho Young-wook, who received special military service benefits for winning the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, he scored a whopping 17 goals in the last four games.
Gimpo, on the other hand, is a ‘shield’ that boasts the fewest goals conceded in the league. They gave up only 22 goals. Although there is no sense of losing to Gimcheon in terms of offensive power, the game is managed stably based on the high activity level of all players. They are undefeated in their last 7 games in a row. The fact that they won both of their previous two matches against Gimcheon is also a factor that boosts their confidence.