Wuhan Three Towns and Pohang Steelers will battle for three points in an AFC Champions League fixture on Wednesday.
The hosts are coming into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat away to Urawa Reds last week. Alexander Sxholz broke the deadlock for the Japanese from the spot in the 37th minute, while Davidson drew the game level in the 68th minute. Jose Kante scored the match-winner in the 90th minute.
Wuhan Three Towns (also known as Wuhan Three Towns FC) and Pohang Steelers (commonly referred to as FC Pohang Steelers or Pohang) meet again 2 months after the Group Stage match which Pohang Steelers won 3-1. Wuhan Three Towns are on a poor run of form as they’re approaching this clash after defeats from Urawa Red Diamonds and FC Ha Noi. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.
Pohang Steelers are going into the fixture after playing a draw against Gwangju last Sunday extending their unbeaten streak to 3 matches. Seems like they shouldn’t have much problems defensively having 3 consecutive clean sheets.
Wuhan Three Towns are on a losing streak – they have lost to Urawa Red Diamonds and FC Ha Noi in their previous 2 matches while Pohang Steelers have played a draw with Gwangju in their previous match. Overall, Wuhan Three Towns have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 2, while Pohang Steelers have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 2 and drawing 7.
Wuhan Three Towns have won 4 times (3-4 against Changchun Yatai on 4th of November, 1-0 against Shenzhen FC on 29th of October, 2-1 against FC Ha Noi on 24th of October and 1-3 against Dalian Pro on 20th of October) and lost twice (2-1 against Urawa Red Diamonds on 29th of November and 2-1 against FC Ha Noi on 8th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Pohang Steelers have won 4 times (2-0 against FC Ha Noi on 29th of November, 1-0 against Daegu FC on 25th of November, 2-1 against Urawa Red Diamonds on 8th of November and 4-2 against Jeonbuk Motors on 4th of November), lost once (3-2 against Ulsan on 12th of November) and drew once (0-0 against Gwangju on 3rd of December) in their most recent 6 matches.
Wuhan Three Towns and Pohang Steelers have met once since October 2023. Pohang Steelers have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on October 4, 2023 at the Group Stage of Asian Champions League where Pohang Steelers won 3-1. Wuhan Three Towns have scored 1 goal in these 1 head-to-head match in total while Pohang Steelers have scored 3.