Pohang Steelers vs Gwangju
South Korea – K League 1
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Pohang Steel Yard.
The Steelers were not able to win the last two matches on the trot. This has made them fall down to fifth in the table and also hurt their title hopes. Even though they have a good attacking unit the defence has not given much support this season with more than a goal per game being conceded. In fact after toppers Ulsan Hyundai Pohang has the best attacking stats so far.
The visitors finally came back top winning ways after defeating Incheon United. But it was not much of a surprise as the latter is at the bottom of the table without a win so far. After a good start the visitors are currently 8th in the season. With Pohang incoming we will have to wait and see if they will suffer on Saturday.
Pohang Steelers vs Gwangju: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Steelers have an active five game winning run going on against this opposition.
- They have never lost to the Griffins in any competitive fixture.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their last five meetings.
- The hosts have won all three previous head to head games at this ground.
- They have scored 2 or more goals in six of the nine clashes here.
- Pohang is currently unbeaten in three home games in the league.
Pohang Steelers vs Gwangju: Prediction
There is no doubt about who the favourites are in this fixture. The hosts have never lost to this opposition across all venues.
Since they are paying at home this will be an added advantage since they are unbeaten her in the last three games. But the last two games were draws against two teams at the bottom of the table- Incheon and Suwon.
The visitors have lost four of their seven matches on the road with the only two wins coming against Incheon and Suwon. So I do not see them pick up three points at Pohang.
Even though Gwangju is not winning consistently, they have scored against some big guns in the competition. This includes goals against Gangwon and Daegu. Since the home team is conceding to below par teams in recent match days, we can expect them to do so in this tie also. So I am backing the Steelers to win with goals from both teams.
Pohang Steelers vs Gwangju: Betting Tips
Steelers to win @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score @ 1.87 (7/8).