Professional soccer K-League 2 Chungbuk Cheongju is aiming for the first win in the league’s home game in the first ‘Chungcheong Derby’ since its foundation.

Chungbuk Cheongju will play a home game against Chungnam Asan FC in the 8th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 2 2023’ at 7:00 pm on the 18th at Cheongju Stadium. 

This day is attracting attention as the first Chungcheong derby in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do. In the 2023 season, Chungbuk Cheongju and Cheonan City FC (hereinafter referred to as Cheonan) joined the K-League 2, forming the existing Chungnam Asan FC and Chungcheong Derby. 

Before the start of the season, Chungbuk Cheongju coach Choi Yoon-gyeom said, “Excluding Daejeon Hana Citizen, three teams from Chungcheong Province met in K-League 2. Although we are a new team, we do not want to lose to Chungnam Asan and Cheonan.” 

In the match between Chungnam Asan and Cheonan held on the 18th of last month, Chungnam Asan won with Kang Min-kyu’s winning goal. It remains to be seen whether Chungbuk Cheongju will beat Chungnam Asan in today’s game and announce the start of a successful Chungcheong derby.

Winning the Chungcheong Derby is important, but Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju needs to quench its thirst for the first home victory in the league. As of the 17th, they recorded 3 matches, 2 draws and 1 loss at home. Even the goal at home was only 1 goal, so home fans may have felt a bit frustrated. It remains to be seen whether Jorge and Paulinho, who are the team’s leading scorers, will open up an offensive line. 먹튀검증

The stability of the defensive team is also highlighted as a keyword for victory. Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do ranked 12th (13 goals) in the team’s goal category, recording 8 runs in the last 4 games. In particular, in the game against Jeonnam on the 15th, the defense became shallow while focusing on the attack, and I had to accept the result of 3 runs. Stable game operation through balance between offense and defense is expected to be the key point for the first win at home. 

Chungnam-Asan is riding a not bad trend with 2 wins in the last 4 games. However, it is time for a rebound as the team ranks at only 9th place (8 points). The key is whether Chungbuk Cheongju can overcome the momentum of Chungnam Asan, which is trying to rise in the rankings and become the top 1 in the Chungcheong Derby.

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