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Preview: Incheon United vs. Daegu FC


Incheon will be looking to build on their shock win over defending Champions Jeonbuk last weekend, as they host already struggling Daegu on Saturday Afternoon.
(image via spotv news)


Last Time Out

October 10th 2017 
Daegu 0-0 Incheon United

During the post-split period of games at the end of last season Incheon and Daegu played out a dull goalless draw. The game was played in front of little over 1000 fans in the 66,000 capacity Daegu Stadium, which didn't help the atmosphere on the day. Daegu had a goal disallowed, whilst Incheon finished the game with 10men. It was a poor game that doesn't live long in the memory.

Previous Meetings

Over the years Daegu and Incheon have played each other 34 times with the record looking like this:

Daegu 7
Draws 14

Incheon 13

Last season all 4 games ended in draws; 0-0 x2, 1-1 and 2-2. It should be pointed out that Daegu have only beaten Incheon away once, 2-0 all the way back in 2008. Incheon last won at home back in 2013, with Brazilian Diogo Acosta scoring the winning goal from the spot late in the 2nd half.

Who To Watch

We're still early in the season so some players are still finding their feet, however in my opinion these are the players to keep an eye on.
For Incheon; Montenegrin striker Stefan Mugoša has 2 in 2 so far, and could be key for Incheon during his debut season in the K League. He has great positioning and power, and seems to be well suited to the K League.
Moon Seon-Min scored a brace last weekend against Jeonbuk and won the K League MVP of the round. He struggled at times last season for fitness, but this could be his year based on last weeks performance. Also a shoutout for Elías Aguilar. The Costa Rican Midfielder had an excellent debut last weekend, fingers crossed for more of the same.
For Daegu Korean International keeper Cho Hyun-Woo hasn't had the best of starts to the season, but to be fair his defense having been helping him much. Still if you look at his 2017 season, you can see why he's an important element within their starting XI. Also for Daegu, it would be nice to see Cesinha in the squad (if he's fit again).

Prediction

The opening month of the season is tricky to predict, just look at some of the results last weekend. Still based on the opening 2 rounds of the season it would be hard to bet against Incheon United. They looked to be lacking match fitness on the opening Saturday, but a week later they came out a different animal and produced an excellent performance. Daegu on the other hand have lost both of their games so far this season 3-0 and 2-0, and looked off the pace in both. I see Daegu scoring for the first time this season, but Incheon winning all 3 points in the end.

Incheon United 2-1 Daegu

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