Preview: Pohang vs Suwon City
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Previous weeks I've mentioned the urgency Pohang must have in order to make top seven in order to make the play-offs but teams that are ahead have not broken away leaving Pohang behind therefore leaving space to close the gap. With this Round 29 match and only 5 matches left Pohang is only two points behind seventh place Gwnagju giving the Steelers a chance to make a final run at the play-off chase
Which team will show up? After losing 3-0 to Jeonbuk it seemed like a different team played for the next five weeks only beating lowly Incheon 3-0 and losing four of those matches. Then following the loss to Jeju and facing the powerhouse Jeonbuk they managed to collect a point in a 0-0 draw. Some may say this season Jeonbuk has many away draws to sub par teams but this game was vs a Jeonbuk who was at full strength not missing any players due to suspensions or injuries. Following this tough battle the Steelers then drew 1-1 vs a Suwon Bluewings team fighting to get out of relegation using the very popular 4-2-3-1 formation. Which finally led to a injury time 1-0 win vs Sangju Sangmu. Faltering to a surging Jeonnam away from the Steelyard last round and conceding a late injury time game winner should not deter Pohang.
Pohang still has a chance to make the play-offs and perhaps capture a AFC qualification. Things to watch in this match should be the line-ups Yang Dong-hyun has been held scoreless since the 2 goals scored vs Incheon and I'm sure he's eager to find the net once again and Veselinovic has been playing very well. I can see this game opening up with many goals scored depending entirely on the line-up.
Predction:......goals, goals, goals....