Singapore Premier League • September 13, 2019
Singapore Premier League Week 24: Preview
SINGAPORE, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 – And then there were three. Brunei DPMM could take a huge step towards their second league title this week if they beat Warriors FC at home, with rivals Hougang United and Tampines Rovers hoping desperately for the leaders to slip up. The likes of Balestier Khalsa and Geylang International will look to trip them up, while the Young Lions face a difficult away test to Albirex Niigata. We take a look at the weekend’s matches…
Tampines vs Balestier | 14 Sep | 5.30 PM | Our Tampines Hub | fas.org.sg/live1
Team news: Yasir Hanapi is suspended for the hosts, who return to league action after a month’s break as they take on the league’s bottom side.
– Balestier last beat Tampines in the league in November 2015 – 11 games ago.
– Zehrudin Mehmedovic has scored against Balestier in both previous encounters this season.
– Shahdan Sulaiman has scored in each of his last three league games.
– Hazzuwan Halim has scored four goals and notched one assist in his last four league games.
– Balestier have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 17 league games, their worst such streak since July 2009.
DPMM vs Warriors | 14 Sep | 8.15 PM | Hassanal Bolkiah | fas.org.sg/live2
Team news: Yura Indera Putera and Abdul Azizi Rahman will sit out the game due to suspension as the leaders look for a third straight win.
– Andrei Varankou is the only player in the league to have scored at least one free-kick and one penalty.
– DPMM are on a 12-game unbeaten run at home, winning 11 of those.
– DPMM have conceded only one goal in their last four home games.
– Twelve of the last 13 meetings between these two teams have produced at least three goals each.
– Warriors have not beaten DPMM in each of their last six league encounters.
Albirex vs Young Lions | 15 Sep | 5.30 PM | Jurong East | fas.org.sg/live1
Team news: Albirex, who are out of the title race, are bidding to end a seven-game win-less run against the league’s second-bottom side.
– Albirex have not won any of their last seven league games, their worst such run since June 2010.
– Young Lions are on a four-game win-less run.
– Albirex have beaten Young Lions in all of their last 11 meetings.
Geylang vs Hougang | 15 Sep | 5.30 PM | Our Tampines Hub | fas.org.sg/live2
Team news: Zulfahmi Arifin could return in time for Hougang, who need nothing less than three points against in-form Geylang to keep their title hopes alive.
– Geylang have won their last three league games, their best such streak since September 2017.
– Fazrul Nawaz has scored in each of his last two games against Geylang.
– Hougang are on a five-game unbeaten run in the league, their best such streak since June 2014.
– Faris Ramli has scored in each of his last five league games.