Gwangju FC seeks third straight home win in season’s first ‘Moonlight Derby’

K League One Gwangju FC will look to make it three straight home wins in the first ‘Moonlight Derby’ of the season.

Gwangju will host Daegu FC in the fourth round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at the Gwangju Football Stadium on April 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Gwangju FC, which is currently in second place with 2 wins, 1 loss and 6 points, will look to return to the top spot with a win against Daegu in the ‘Young Honam Rivalry Showdown’.

Gwangju has not won a single home match against Daegu since March 2017. In six meetings, they have drawn one and lost five. Their overall record is evenly balanced with seven wins, four draws and seven losses, 홀덤사이트 but they have been particularly weak at home.

The team is determined to shake off the ‘home jinx’ in this clash. Midfielder Jung Ho-yeon, who made his international debut against Thailand on the 26th, will be the ‘commander of the midfield’ to break Daegu‘s dense defense.

Uhm Ji Sung, who was selected for the U-23 national team during the A-Match break and scored the winning goal against Saudi Arabia, will be looking to score his first goal of the season with his attacking instincts. Gabriel, who was heavily marked in the last match against Pohang, will look to create chances through link-up play using his teammates.

Daegu, who are yet to pick up their first win of the season, will be eager to take on Gwangju. The plan is to attack the Gwangju goal with an attacking trio of Sejingya, Edgar, and Ko Jae-hyun. Yoshino and Hong-ryu will also be on the lookout at the back. They scored the first and second goals of the season and can create decisive chances at any time with their precise kicks.

Gwangju FC, who struggled a bit against strong forward pressure and dense defenses in the early part of the season, spent the A-League break training in South Korea to hone their “dense defense breaking method”.

With their eyes on the title, Gwangju will need to rack up as many points as possible in a three-game series against Daegu (4/3), Incheon (4/6), and Gimcheon (4/7) starting this weekend. All three teams are strong on the counterattack, so this will be an important test of Gwangju FC’s performance this season.

Fans are eagerly awaiting to see how head coach Lee Jung-hyo, who has been causing a sensation with his ‘unconventional tactics’ in every game, will use the strategy to overpower his opponents.

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