Pohang Steelers vs Seongnam
South Korea – K League 1
Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Pohang Steel Yard.
PSFC have been finding it a bit hard to perform the past month, and will try their very best to come out of this lull very soon.
They do have more of a mental edge coming into this game, as they had recorded a massive 0-4 win on the road against this opponent in July. However, since then they have won just twice.
Meanwhile, the Magpies will hope their newfound form (especially on the road) will help them in dealing with this challenge. They have been unsuccessfully trying for the past several years to have a good game at this stadium, and will finally hope to break free of that curse.
By the looks of things, we can expect goals from both teams, considering that Kim Nam-il’s men are not the same as they have been a month back. But, the upper hand still lies with the hosts – due to their years of h2h domination.
Pohang Steelers vs Seongnam: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Kim Gi-dong’s men had recorded 16 of the preceding 20 overall wins.
- They had also won six of the former seven overall encounters.
- At this stadium, the hosts are on a four-match winning run.
- They had also won 16 of the past 21 match-ups at this ground.
Pohang Steelers vs Seongnam: Prediction
Gi-dong’s men had won the latest game between the two with a 0-4 scorecard – that too on the road, and just a month back. They also have absolutely dominated this rival in h2h clashes over the years, and particularly so at this stadium.
In fact, they have recorded wins in 16 of the preceding 21 h2h clashes at this venue, and the last they lost here was back in 2009 – and before that in 2003.
As such, do expect Pohang Steelers to win this game somehow.
However, understand that they have been struggling a bit lately. In fact, they are winless in their last four match-ups, and had lost three of these. They were also winless in six of their former eight appearances at this ground.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-game winning run on the road, and they were unbeaten in ten of their preceding eleven away fixtures. Also, since September 2019, they have lost just against Ulsan Hyundai on the road – the best team in the league at the moment.
As such, expect both teams to find the back of the net this Saturday.
Pohang Steelers vs Seongnam: Betting Tips
Pohang Steelers to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).