Given their positions in the table, then, both teams will be on the hunt for three points this Saturday. Jeonbuk will be looking to Paik Seung-ho for inspiration in midfield, he has two goals in his last three matches. Daegu, meanwhile, will be hoping their Brazilian trio of Cesinha, Zeca and Daniel Penha can fire them to victory. Zeca scored the winner against Seongnam last time out to take his tally for the season to six in the league, 15 in all competitions. Cesinha, though, has scored just once in the league since May. Statistics suggest that a lot of the game will be played in each team's penalty areas as Daegu sit second and Jeonbuk fourth for touches in the box. Jeonbuk's shooting accuracy is the second-best in the league at 39.1% while Daegu's is the least accurate at 31.8%. Daegu and Jeonbuk have met three times already this season, twice in the league and once in the AFC Champions League. The two league meetings ended 1-1 while the ACL encounter ended in a 2-1 Jeonbuk victory in extra time thanks to a 120th-minute Kim Jin-kyu goal.
Team of the Round
Gimcheon Sangmu (vs. Jeju United, Sat. 10th September - 14:00)
A run of three matches unbeaten, including an away win over Gangwon FC and draws with Daegu and Jeonbuk, Gimcheon Sangmu are up to 10th in the table to occupy the first relegation playoff spot. Suwon Bluewings losing on Wednesday also means that the army side are just two points away from absolute safety. The win over Gangwon may have been somewhat fortuitous given that the match-deciding goal was an own goal, Gimcheon showed character to rescue a point at home to Jeonbuk in the match before. Kim Jun-beom found a late equaliser after Modou Barrow had given Jeonbuk a 2-1 lead in the 74th minute. Gimcheon will be looking to continue their good work defensively having been able to achieve the league's third-best defensive duel success rate. Up next is Jeju United at home.
Player of the Round
Martin Ádám, Ulsan Hyundai (vs. Pohang Steelers, Sun. 11th September - 16:30)
Another goal for Martin Ádám on Wednesday took the Hungarian international to four for the season. His most recent was the match-winner as Ulsan went on to record a 1-0 victory over Suwon Bluewings. It may prove to be a priceless goal and win as the subsequent three points moved the Horangi 10 points clear of Jeonbuk. With four goals from six appearances, Martin Ádám has a goal-per-game ratio of 0.85 - the best in the league. He's proven himself to be a clinical finisher, too. He needed just one chance to score in the win over Suwon and in the 2-1 win over Gimcheon in August, he had three shots on goal and all hit the target while two found the back of the net. Up next for Martin Ádám and Ulsan Hyundai is the East Coast Derby with Pohang Steelers.
K League 1 Round 31 Fixtures
Saturday 10th September
: Daegu FC (1st) vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2nd) - 14:00 #GIMvJEJ
: Gimcheon Sangmu (1st) vs Jeju United (2nd) - 14:00 #SFCvGAN
: Seongnam FC (1st) vs Gangwon FC (2nd) - 16:30 #SEOvSUW
: FC Seoul (1st) vs Suwon FC (2nd) - 19:00
Sunday 11th September
: Ulsan Hyundai (1st) vs Pohang Steelers (2nd) - 16:30 #SSBvINC
: Suwon Samsung Bluewings (1st) vs Incheon United (2nd) - 19:00
Where to Watch
Daegu FC versus Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Saturday and the East Coast Derby on Sunday have been been chosen by K League's overseas broadcast partners. Check local listings for more information.
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