Seoul - Pohang Steelers: Small difference between teams in K-League 1 clash

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Competition: Korea Republic K-League 1
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 10:00 (UTC)
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium (66080 seats)

K-League 1: Two sides in reasonable form get together for this game. Pohang Steelers could have a small edge with their 2nd place in the table?

Insights:
  • Seoul have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Pohang Steelers have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (2) in K-League 1

This looks to be an engrossing fixture with lots of fun and energy as both contenders are well revitalized since they last played a game. Get this show on the road!

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Seoul form and stats

The story so far in the K-League 1 for Seoul at their home stadium (Seoul World Cup Stadium) is 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Two home wins in a row for Seoul bring valid hopes of a third.

The Seoul club members enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Suwon and win 3-1. Barba, defender, was given a rating of 8.13/10 in that game, top of the team. Barba scored one goal, hit one key pass and won 12 of 17 duels.

A 1-1 draw away before that, with Jeonbuk Motors the opponent.

This is expected to be a close game, with Seoul perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Seoul as a small favourite), we find 10 games. Seoul has won 1 of these, drawn 4 and lost 5.

There will be little rest for Seoul after this match as they are travelling to Gangwon for a K-League 1 game in only three days.

Seoul's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 5 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Pohang Steelers form and stats

3-2-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Pohang Steelers in their K-League 1 matches away.

Impressive finishing from Go secured the home win 1-0 against Seongnam in their previous game. Midfielder Sin was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.45. Sin hit four key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 63 successful passes (of 69 total).

Ahead of that game was the 1-1 draw at home against Daegu.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Pohang Steelers playing away and similar expectations, we found 8 relevant matches. Results were 2 Pohang Steelers wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats.

A new game in only three days for Steelers, the K-League 1 home match versus Jeonbuk Motors. Busy days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Pohang Steelers have scored 9 goals in 7 league games away.

Head 2 Head

Pohang Steelers - Seoul 1-1 was the product when this pair of teams previously met, some time ago this season. Seoul-Pohang Steelers H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Seoul three wins, Pohang Steelers five wins, two draws. eight of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Pohang SteelersY. Heo
Y. Heo
5 goals
SeoulS. Na
S. Na
4 goals
Pohang SteelersS. Lim
S. Lim
3 goals

Seoul missing players

Pohang Steelers missing players

Seoul Pohang Steelers
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 4 1 Played P 2 7 11
3 2 0 Won W 1 3 5
5 1 0 Drew D 0 2 4
3 1 1 Lost L 1 2 2
14 8 1 Scored S 3 9 14
12 5 2 Conceded C 3 7 9
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
91% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 71% 73%
36% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 29% 18%
18% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 14% 9%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 14% 9%
64% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 45%
27% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 43% 45%
18% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 9%
 
5.1 6.2 3 Corners for (avg) C F 5 4.3 4.6
3.5 3 4 Corners against (avg) C A 5 4.3 4.5
1.8 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.6 2.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9.8 10 6 Shots (avg) S ( 15 9.1 10.6
4.1 4.5 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 4.7 5.4
31% 44% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 19% 27% 24%
 
7.8 7.2 10 Shots against (avg) S A 8 7 6.8
3.8 4 6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.5 2.7 2.1
Key stats in K-League 1 this season:
  • All of Seoul's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Pohang Steelers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Pohang Steelers have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (2) in K-League 1
  • Pohang Steelers have the most dropped points from leading position (8) in K-League 1
  • Pohang Steelers haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Seoul have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Seoul have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Seoul have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Seoul have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Seoul haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  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 11 8 2 1 18 7 5 4 1 0 9 3 6 4 1 1 9 4 11 26
2 Pohang Steelers 11 5 4 2 14 9 4 2 2 0 5 2 7 3 2 2 9 7 5 19
3 Jeju United 11 5 4 2 13 10 7 2 3 2 6 6 4 3 1 0 7 4 3 19
4 Incheon United 11 5 4 2 12 9 7 2 3 2 6 6 4 3 1 0 6 3 3 19
5 Jeonbuk Motors 11 5 3 3 12 8 5 1 2 2 3 4 6 4 1 1 9 4 4 18
6 Sangju Sangmu 11 4 3 4 14 12 4 3 1 0 7 3 7 1 2 4 7 9 2 15
7 Seoul 11 3 5 3 14 12 4 2 1 1 8 5 7 1 4 2 6 7 2 14
8 Daegu 11 3 3 5 14 16 6 3 1 2 9 6 5 0 2 3 5 10 -2 12
9 Suwon 11 3 2 6 16 20 4 2 1 1 12 11 7 1 1 5 4 9 -4 11
10 Gangwon 11 2 4 5 11 14 7 2 1 4 7 9 4 0 3 1 4 5 -3 10
11 Suwon Bluewings 11 2 4 5 8 14 6 2 2 2 5 5 5 0 2 3 3 9 -6 10
12 Seongnam 11 1 2 8 8 23 7 0 2 5 3 14 4 1 0 3 5 9 -15 5

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.