FC Seoul WDLWDL
FC Seoul will be wanting a better result here after a 0-1 K League 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Incheon United.
In that match, FC Seoul managed 65% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Incheon United got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Paul M’Poku (45′) was the scorer for Incheon United.
Ik-soo An’s FC Seoul have netted a sum total of 10 times over their last 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time stands at 6.
Pohang Steelers WWLDWW
Pohang Steelers will come into the game after a 2-1 K League 1 win to defeat Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in their last game.
In that match, Pohang Steelers managed 53% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors got 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Seon-Min Moon (47′) scored for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Pohang Steelers have been a threat going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 12 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Gi-dong Kim will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Pohang Steelers can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this next game, of course.
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 04/12/2021 shows us that FC Seoul have won 3 of these & Pohang Steelers 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them for FC Seoul and 5 for Steelers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring the two was K League 1 match day 18 on 11/06/2023 which ended up with the score at FC Seoul 1-1 Pohang Steelers.
That day, FC Seoul had 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Ui-jo Hwang (38′).
At the other end, Pohang Steelers got 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the FC Seoul manager Ik-soo An to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Dong-won Ji (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
Due to a mostly available group of players, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Pohang Steelers boss Gi-dong Kim to be concerned with. Jae-hee Jeong (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.