Ulsan vs. Pohang Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

The Ulsan team wants to take advantage of playing at home to add the three points. Visitors will try to prepare for the owners of the house. It is usually a hectic game with great chances of scoring. We will bet that there will be more than 2.5 goals in the match.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 2.05


Ulsan Horang I and Pohang Steelers meet at the Ulsan Munsu football stadium, in a match for the 18th round of the K – League. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 13‑03‑2021, the last time they met in this league edition. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 6 wins and 2 draws in the last 8 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 09-23-2020, in a FA Cup match, Ulsan only managed to win, by (4‑3), in a draw on penalties. The goals of the match were scored by Kim In – Sung (53 ‘) for Ulsan Horang I and Kim Tae – Hwan (12’ Own goal) for Pohang Steelers. Although it is a match between 1st and 5th in the general classification, it is actually a match between 3rd classified at home and 1st away.

Ulsan analysis

After 8 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in 1st position, with 30 points won. In the last match, they won away against Jeonbuk Motors by (2‑4), after having drawn (1‑1) at home, against Suwon Bluewings in the previous match. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they have practically the same points at home and away, since they have won 15 points in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 4 suffered, compared to 12 points away, where they scored. 11 goals suffered 10.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 7 home matches. In their league matches at home, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 1-0 (3 in 7 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition.

Ulsan receives Pohang and must go after the opponent, after all, the home team knows that they must prevail within their domain. The team must seek control of the game with organization and intensity in the midfield, scoring strong and investing in agile attacks to infiltrate the rival defense and be able to seek the shot to score the goal.

Pohang analysis

The visiting team is currently in fifth place, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied with Incheon United by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Suwon by (3‑4). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results away from home, having won 14 points on the road and only 10 at home. In the last 8 away games for the championship, the Pohang Steelers has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, having earned 14 points out of a possible 24.

For this competition, don’t lose as one visitor makes 5 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition he suffered the first goal on 7 occasions and only managed 2 laps on the scoreboard. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (31 ‘- 45’).

The Steelers face a mission that promises to be complicated, therefore, they need to play a game with a lot of dedication and technical quality to face Ulsan on equal terms. Pohang can bet on a defensive posture, with a focus on marking, especially in the midfield, to prevent the opponent from organizing, using the counterattack as a weapon to seek the goal and victory.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 2.05

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