Preview: Pohang Steelers vs Ulsan Hyundai FC
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This week we travel south to Ulsan where we take on the third place Tigers. Ulsan have been on a bit of a slide as well their last 5 matches 1 win, 3 draws, and 1 loss. Overall at home they are 5-3-6 scoring 14 and conceding 19. Their last 5 matches at home 1-1-3 scoring 5 and conceding 6. Unfortunately the Steelers on the road this season are 3-4-8 scoring 10 and conceding 20! The Steelers last 5 away matches 0-1-4 scoring 2 and conceding 9. Ugly stats for both team here but there is hope....
Yang Dong-hyun last match showed why he is one of the best goal scorers in the league. He managed to score 2 goals in the first half. I also loved the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used, I hope Choi Jin-cheul uses it for this match as well. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to defeat Suwon City. I do think that coming into this game spirits will be high it was a loss but a tough loss conceding and own goal in the 87'. So that's back to back matches losing due to a late goal. Ulsan will be without midfielder Masuda and defender Celio due to yellow card suspension. The player the Steelers have to worry about is Kovacec who has 7 goals this season.
Last five head to head matches when Ulsan are at home Pohang has won 2 and the last 3 have been draws 2-2, 1-1, and the most recent 0-0. I really like Pohang's chances here to walk away with 3 points...There I said it a prediction for Pohang to WIN!