Chungbuk Cheongju FC, which has received warm support from home fans since its foundation, aims for two rabbits: box office success and first win at home through the first ‘Chungcheong Derby’.
On the 18th at 7pm, the 8th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 between Chungbuk Cheongju and Chungnam Asan FC will be held at Cheongju Stadium.
This is the first Chungcheong Derby in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do. As Chungbuk Cheongju and Cheonan City FC were added to K-League 2 this year, three teams, including Chungnam Asan, existed in one league. There is also Daejeon Hana Citizen in K League 1. Leaving behind the days when there was only one team in Daejeon throughout the Chungcheong region, the year of abundance for the Chungcheong Derby has arrived, starting this year with many clubs in the Chungcheong region. 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.
Clubs in the Chungcheong region are leading the box office regardless of the first and second divisions. Daejeon is currently recording 14,850 spectators, the third-highest average attendance at home, thanks to this year’s promotion and good performances. In K-League 2, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do attracts an average of 4,242 spectators, and is in second place with a slight difference from first place Busan I’Park. Chungcheongnam-Asan-do ranks 4th (3,308), which is at the top. Cheonan City is at the bottom (1,410), but overall, it is a year that clubs in the Chungcheong region are doing well.
Before the start of the season, coach Choi Yoon-gyeom expressed his rivalry, saying, “Three teams from the Chungcheong region, excluding Daejeon, met in the K-League 2. Although we are a new team, we do not want to lose to Chungnam Asan and Cheonan.” 스포츠토토
Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju needs to quench its thirst for its first home victory in the league. At home, they recorded 3 matches, 2 draws and 1 loss. Even the goal at home was only 1 goal. Jorge and Paulinho, who are leading the team in scoring, are the players who are expected to open up the attack.
In addition to improving offense, the defense also needs improvement. He has given up a total of 13 runs in his last 4 games and 8 runs, and is recording the second most runs (13) of the entire team.
Chungnam-Asan is riding a decent trend with 2 wins in the last 4 matches.
Ahead of the game, Chungnam Asan is 9th and Chungbuk Cheongju is 10th. Both teams are at the bottom of the table. It’s still early in the season, so if you win two or three games in a row, you can jump right up to the top. This confrontation is also a bout to determine the strongest player in the Chungcheong region.