No time to dwell on FA Cup failure. The clock is still ticking for ‘irrelevant’ Jeonbuk Hyundai. On Aug. 8 at 7 p.m., the club will host Ryan City Sailors at Singapore’s Jalan Besar Stadium in the fourth match of Group F of the 2023-2024 Asian Champions League. Jeonbuk is currently second in the group behind Bangkok United (Thailand – 9 points) with a 2-1 record. Despite being drawn in a relatively easy group, they are still reeling from a shock 2-3 loss away to Bangkok.
They’ll need to get past Singapore to reach the round of 16. First of all, there is a big difference in power. Jeonbuk faced Ryan City at home and won 3-0 thanks to consecutive goals from Jun Amano and Sun-min Moon, as well as an own goal. However, it was not an easy game. They struggled with intermittent counterattacks from their opponents. As an away team, we expect a tougher match than the last one.
The question is atmosphere and fitness. Having gone all-in to win the FA Cup, the aftermath is huge. An upset is a completely unexpected scenario. Jeonbuk has lifted at least one trophy in each of the last 10 years. The overall mood is bound to be subdued. On top of that, Jeonbuk played five games in 14 days, from the 21st to the FA Cup final on the 4th. It was a weekday and weekend schedule. In this situation, they will be traveling to Singapore. If the weather and away atmosphere don’t favor them, they could be in for a surprise.
The Ryan City game is important because it will have an impact on the upcoming match against Incheon United. Jeonbuk will host Incheon in the 36th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at the Incheon Football Stadium on Nov. 12. After missing out on the FA Cup, Jeonbuk’s immediate task is to qualify for the Asian Champions League (ACL). The second-place Pohang Steelers won the FA Cup, giving them a chance to qualify for the ACL as high as third. Currently in fourth place, Jeonbuk must secure third place. 토토사이트
Incheon, who are also in the hunt for third place, can’t afford to back down, so expect an intense match. Incheon also have an away match in the Asian Champions League against Shandong Luneng in midweek, but they have the physical advantage. With a tough match ahead of them, Jeonbuk will need a win against Lion City to turn the tide and carry the momentum into Incheon. This is especially important given Jeonbuk’s recent poor form against Incheon, with just one win, four draws, and one loss.