Pohang Steelers vs Seoul: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Korea Republic K-League 1
Competition: Fri 22.May
Match begins: 10:30 (UTC)
Venue: Steelyard Stadium (25000 seats)

The K-League 1 season is still fresh and sports bettors should be cautious. This meeting between Pohang Steelers and Seoul promises to be an interesting one.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Pohang Steelers form and stats

The hosts won their first K-League 1 game here at Steelyard Stadium, lifting spirits. Home statistics for Pohang Steelers last season were 0 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses from 2 games.

Steelers drew their last game, 1-1 away at Daegu (placed 8th). Previous to that game, a home match hosting Busan I'Park in a game that was won 2-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Pohang Steelers have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won three, drawn one and lost one.

Early season league goal statistics from Pohang Steelers's 1 home game: 2 goals, 0 conceded.

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Seoul form and stats

Seoul have played one away game so far, a loss. Last season their away games stats in the K-League 1 were 0 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat from 3 fixtures.

Seoul are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the K-League 1 against Gwangju (placed 12th). A 1-3 defeat away at Gangwon before that.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Seoul in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Seoul, one draw and one defeat.

1 goal so far away for Seoul, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 3. All from 1 league match away.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Steelers won four, Seoul won four and two draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Pohang SteelersA. Paločević
A. Paločević
2 goals
Pohang SteelersS. Iljutcenko
S. Iljutcenko
1 goals
SeoulD. Park
D. Park
1 goals

Pohang Steelers missing players

Seoul missing players

Pohang Steelers Seoul
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
2 1 0 Played P 0 1 2
1 1 0 Won W 0 0 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 1 1
3 2 0 Scored S 0 1 2
1 0 0 Conceded C 0 3 3
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
100% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 50%
50% 100% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 50%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
4 4 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 3 5
6 5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 4 3
1 2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
21 10 0 Total Shots T S 0 5 16
9 5 0 Shots on Target S O 0 2 4
33% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 50%
Pohang Steelers Last season Seoul
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
38 19   Played P   19 38
16 10   Won W   7 15
8 5   Drew D   5 11
14 4   Lost L   7 12
49 28   Scored S   25 53
49 20   Conceded C   25 49
92% 89%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   89% 87%
74% 68%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 79%
50% 53%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 58%
13% 16%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   21% 26%
11% 11%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 11%
50% 63%   BTTS BTTS   74% 66%
29% 32%   Clean Sheets C S   21% 24%
29% 16%   Failed to Score F T   16% 24%
 
4.3 4.2   Corners for (avg) C F   3.3 3.8
4.7 4.4   Corners against (avg) C A   5.1 4.4
1.2 0.9   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.6 1.4
5 3   Red cards R C   3 4
 
431 245   Total Shots T S   176 393
177 97   Shots on Target S O   70 150
28% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   36% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ulsan 2 2 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 5 6
2 Jeonbuk Motors 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 6
3 Pohang Steelers 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 4
4 Seongnam 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 4
5 Gangwon 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
6 Seoul 2 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 -1 3
7 Sangju Sangmu 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 -2 3
8 Daegu 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
9 Incheon United 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
10 Suwon Bluewings 2 0 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
11 Busan I'Park 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0
12 Gwangju 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 -3 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 3 2 0 8 2 3 2 1 0 5 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 6 79
2 Ulsan 5 3 1 1 7 7 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 79
3 Pohang Steelers 5 2 2 1 9 6 2 0 2 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 7 4 3 56
4 Seoul 5 0 2 3 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 2 1 3 4 -5 56
5 Daegu 5 1 2 2 5 6 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 -1 55
6 Gangwon 5 1 1 3 8 11 2 1 0 1 5 6 3 0 1 2 3 5 -3 50

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.