Ulsan Hyundai vs Pohang Prediction & Tips
Ulsan Hyundai has won nine of its last 11 K-League 1 (KL1) (E1, P1) matches and won six of those nine games by at least two goals difference, while keeping a clean sheet six times. The home team has scored eight of their 34 goals since min. 80 onwards (23.53%) so this meeting could have stored emotions until the end of the engagement.
Impressively, Ulsan have won all nine league games in which they opened the scoring, and have also recovered points in four of five games in which they conceded the first goal of the engagement (W2, E2, P1). Meanwhile, the home team has seen five of its last six home games in KL1 have ended with less than 2.5 goals in total.
The Pohang Steelers have beaten Ulsan in two of KL1’s last three matches against each other – each of those matches ended with more than 2.5 goals and, by extension, seven of KL1’s last ten meetings with each other have ended with goals from both sets. This is curiously combined with the fact that Pohang have recovered points in four of the five matches in which they have conceded the first goal of the match (W1, E3, P1).
Despite the above, Pohang have scored first in ten (G6, E1, P3) of their 15 KL1 crashes. Meanwhile, three of Pohang’s four defeats this season have come at 2-1 – in each of those cases the deciding goal was scored from min. 70 onwards.
Players to watch: KL1’s top scorer, Júnior Negão (18 goals), has been Ulsan’s last top scorer in the last four league games in which he scored at home – he scored three of those goals from min. 75 onwards.
Stanislav Iljutcenko (10 goals) has scored 60% of his goals for Pohang this KL1 season playing away.
Statistics to consider: Six of Ulsan’s seven home games this season in KL1 have seen the half-time result repeated at the end of the engagement.
Pohang have won the second half by an average margin of 2.0 goals in their last seven away victories in KL1.
Pohang did not concede goals “on play” in either of those second halves.
Ulsan Hyundai – Pohang FREE TIPS
Ulsan Hyundai – Win @ 2.00
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90