Suwon Samsung, Suwon FC, and Gangwon FC, the three teams in the K League 1 ‘relegation zone’, will be decided in two matches on Saturday, February 2, in Suwon.
12th-ranked Suwon Samsung (8W9D21L, 32 points) and 10th-ranked Gangwon FC (6W15D16L, 33 points) will meet in the Final B match of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 Round 38 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Eleventh-ranked Suwon FC (8W8D21L, 32 points) will also take on ninth-ranked Jeju United (10W10D17L, 40 points) at Suwon Sports Complex at the same time.
The match is expected to be close to the end, as Suwon, a four-time K League champion, is in 12th place this season, while Jeju has been on a ‘tear’ lately, avoiding direct relegation one after another. 온라인카지노
The 12th place finisher in K League 1 is relegated directly to the second division, K League 2, so if Suwon loses to Gangwon, they will be forced to play in the second division.
If Suwon draws with Gangwon to reach 33 points, the result of the match between Suwon FC and Jeju will determine the relegation team.
If Suwon FC draws or wins against Jeju, Suwon will be relegated, and if Jeju wins, Suwon FC will be relegated.
If Gangwon loses to Suwon, the lowest of the three teams in the relegation zone with 30 points, Gangwon can be relegated by Suwon FC on goal difference.
Suwon has been in the best shape of the three relegation zone teams in recent matches.
Suwon avoided direct relegation with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Suwon FC in Round 36 at Suwon Sports Complex on Dec. 12.
They followed that up with a 1-0 win against FC Seoul in the 37th round on Sept. 25.
Gangwon also won two consecutive matches against Daejeon and Suwon FC, 1-0 and 2-0, respectively.