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The K League 1 clash at Pohang Steel Yard on Friday sees home side Pohang Steelers doing battle with Daegu FC.
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Pohang Steelers won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 K League 1 loss in their previous game against Seongnam FC.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Pohang Steelers have shown defensive steel. In fact, Steelers have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals along the way.
Coming into this meeting, Pohang Steelers have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Daegu FC come into this game following a 2-1 K League 1 win to defeat Ulsan Hyundai in their previous outing.
The numbers tell their own story, and Daegu FC have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. Defensively, Daegu FC have some weaknesses to address. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that Daegu FC:
- are winless against Pohang Steelers in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 02/06/2019 shows us that Pohang Steelers have won 1 of these games and Daegu FC 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 from Steelers and 8 coming from Daegu FC. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: Pohang Steelers
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Pohang Steelers manager Soon-Ho Choi to contend with from a near full-strength group. Alex Grant (Ankle Injury) misses out.
Team News: Daegu FC
Daegu FC manager André Gaspar has some current player fitness concerns. Edgar Silva (Fitness), Tsubasa Nishi (Achilles tendon problems), Ki-dong Park (Back Injury), Gyeong-ju Sue (Unknown Injury), Woo-seok Kim (Unknown Injury), Soon-min Hwang (Fatigue fracture) and Jin-hyuk Kim (Wirst Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Jin-woo Jo is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, Daegu FC have the firepower to get a goal against this Pohang Steelers side, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Pohang Steelers at the end of the 90 minutes. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pohang Steel Yard (17,443)
Captain: Kwang-Suk Kim
Chairman: Young-Gwon Shin
Manager: Soon-Ho Choi
Competitions: K League 1 position 7