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The K League 1 match at Pohang Steel Yard on Saturday sees home team Pohang Steelers do battle with Daegu FC.
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Pohang Steelers will be looking for an improved result here following the 3-2 K League 1 loss in their previous game against Ulsan Hyundai.
Seol Young-Woo (46') and Ataru Esaka (51') scored for Ulsan Hyundai.
Matches featuring Pohang Steelers have tended to be absorbing ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of those accredited to Pohang Steelers. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
In the game prior to this, Daegu FC drew 1-1 in the K League 1 tie with Gwangju FC.
In that match, Daegu FC managed 31% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Gwangju FC got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Beka Mikeltadze (19') scored for Gwangju FC.
Looking at their form, and Daegu FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Daegu FC seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/05/2022 tells us that Pohang Steelers have won 2 of them & Daegu FC 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 of them for Steelers and 9 belonging to Daegu FC. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was K League 1 match day 31 on 24/09/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Daegu FC 0-0 Pohang Steelers.
That time, Daegu FC had 32% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
At the other end, Pohang Steelers had 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Team News: Pohang Steelers
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Pohang Steelers manager Gi-dong Kim to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Oberdan (unknown injury) will miss out.
Team News: Daegu FC
Out of a mainly available group, there is only a single fitness worry for the Daegu FC boss Won-kwon Choi to contend with. Cesinha (Rib fracture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Daegu FC will have to play well to register a score against this Pohang Steelers lineup who will likely gain the upper hand.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Pohang Steelers at full-time.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pohang Steel Yard (17,443)
Captain: Seung-dae Kim
Chairman: Young-gwon Shin
Manager: Gi-dong Kim
Competitions: K League 1 position 2, FA Cup (Final), AFC Champions League (Group J)