Pohang Steelers look to Steelyard Stadium supporters for inspiration before Incheon United match

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Competition: Korea Republic K-League 1
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Steelyard Stadium (25000 seats)

It's ground zero in K-League 1 - the first game of the season. Read the full preview and see how Pohang Steelers and Incheon United did in their pre-season friendlies!

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Pohang Steelers form and stats

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from Steelers's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played four games, won two matches, drawn one and lost one.

Last season, Pohang Steelers's league statistics were 11 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, resulting in a 3rd position in the K-League 1. Over these 22 matches they scored 41 goals and conceded 28. Playing at home last season Pohang Steelers managed 5-3-3 (win-draw-lost) with 18 goals and 17 conceded.

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Incheon United form and stats

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Incheon when being an outsider away as they are today, we find four matches with the visitors losing two times, drawing one and winning one game.

Let's have a look at how Incheon United performed last season in the K-League 1: They landed a 12th position in the league table after playing out 4 victories, 6 draws and 12 defeats. In total they scored 15 and conceded 30 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 2 - drew 3 and lost 6 with 8/15 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - two - two (Pohang Steelers wins - draws - Incheon United wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Pohang Steelers missing players

Incheon United missing players

Pohang Steelers Incheon United
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Pohang Steelers Last season Incheon United
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
27 14   Played P   14 27
15 8   Won W   4 7
5 3   Drew D   3 6
7 3   Lost L   7 14
56 30   Scored S   16 25
35 21   Conceded C   18 35
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 89%
93% 100%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   50% 52%
63% 64%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   43% 37%
41% 43%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   36% 26%
22% 21%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   21% 15%
63% 71%   BTTS BTTS   43% 44%
30% 21%   Clean Sheets C S   36% 30%
11% 7%   Failed to Score F T   36% 37%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.1 2.1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.9 1.9
3 1   Red cards R C   2 4
 
11.1 11.7   Shots (avg) S (   9.4 8.5
4.7 4.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   3.6 3.1
44% 46%   Goal Efficiency G E   31% 30%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Daegu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Gangwon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Gwangju 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Incheon United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jeju United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jeonbuk Motors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Pohang Steelers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seongnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seoul 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Suwon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Suwon Bluewings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ulsan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Jeonbuk Motors 5 4 0 1 8 2 3 2 0 1 6 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 60
2 Ulsan 5 2 1 2 9 8 3 2 0 1 7 2 2 0 1 1 2 6 1 57
3 Pohang Steelers 5 4 0 1 15 7 3 3 0 0 12 4 2 1 0 1 3 3 8 50
4 Sangju Sangmu 5 2 0 3 5 9 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 44
5 Daegu 5 2 1 2 7 8 2 1 1 0 5 4 3 1 0 2 2 4 -1 38
6 Gwangju 5 0 0 5 4 14 2 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 4 12 -10 25

Read more about K-League 1

The K League 1 is the top level of the South Korean football league pyramid. It was founded in 1983 as the Korean Super League, later renamed K League Classic and in 2018 renamed K League 1. It currently has twelve teams playing 33 fixtures each, then enter championship and relegation rounds.