HAE vs KTW Dream11 Match Preview: Hanwha Eagles will be entertaining KT Wiz in the regular season of Korean Baseball League on Thursday (IST). This will the third straight match between these two teams with Wiaz winning both those matchups. Hanwha will have their task cut out as a result as they seek to get their season back on track.
Hanwha made a good start to the season recording two wins in the first three matches, but they lost the plot soon and a five-game losing run robbed them of the momentum. As things stand they are closer to the foot of the table than the playoff spots, sitting 9th on the table with a negative 5-9 return on the season. It’s clear they can do with a win here.
KT Wiz, meanwhile, have picked up the form and looks a completely different team at the moment. Their progress looks even more impressive if we consider that they lost the seven of the first eight games of the season. They are on a five-game winning run now, improving the season record to 6-7.
Date- Thursday, May 21
Time- 03:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Suwon Baseball Stadium
Eagles are struggling at the moment and the head coach may look at the bench for some freshness. So expect changes from the hosts as they look to return to winning ways.
Jang Jin-Hyuk should hold on to his spot, for he is one of the in-form players in the team, while players such as Jung Jin-Ho, Ha Ju-Suk and Lee Sung-yeol should also start the match.
In addition, Lee yong-Kyu is a doubt for this match due to a knock. He will be a game-time call.
As for the KT Wiz, the head coach has no reasons whatsoever to flirt with the playing combination considering the team is on a five-game winning run. The visitors are more than likely to stick with the same players that started the last match.
Wiz are the best offensive team in the league as far as the stats are concerned, for they have scored 97 runs so far in the league, the most by any team till now.
Hanwha Eagles (Expected Playing Lineup)- Song Kwan-Min, Jared Hoying, Jung Eun-Won, Lee Sung-Yeoi, Oh Sun-Jin, Kim Jin Young, Jung Jin-Ho, Kim Tae-Kyun, Kim Beom-Soo
KT Wiz (Expected Playing Lineup)– Bae Byung-ok, Jun Yu Soo, Kang Baek-Ho, Sim Woo-jun, Park Kyung Su, Mel Rojas Jr, Jang Sung-Woo, Hwang Jae Kyun, Yoo Han-joon
KT Wiz’s Kang Baek Ho could be safest option to consider a captain in this game. He is in red-hot form at the moment, having scored 13 runs from 19 hits so far. Having him on today match prediction could help the Dream11 players in this game.
Hwang Jae Gyun and Mel Rojas Jr are also in good form and should be considered in this match. The duo has 24 runs between them and on current form looks a very good choice.
Hanwha Eagles will be led by the likes of Song Kwang Min and Jung Jin-Ho. Both have scored 6 runs each in the tournament so far.
As mentioned above, Hanwha Eagles are struggling at the moment. They have slipped down to the 9th on the table and are in a must-win situation here, while KT Wiz are red-hot having won the last five games and on current form they are certainly a better team. So backing the away team looks a safe call in this match.
Outfield- M Rojas Jr, K Baek ho (C), B Jeong-dae, J Jin Hyuk
Infield- H Jae Gyun (VC), J Eun Won, H Ju-Suk
Pitcher- K Min Woo
Catcher- J Sung Woo
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