Singapore Premier League • May 31, 2023

2023 Singapore Premier League Matchweek 14: Preview


2023 Singapore Premier League Matchweek 14: Preview


Lion City Sailor’s Anumanthan in action against Balestier Khalsa, 2 October 2022.


SINGAPORE, 31 May 2023 – Matchweek 14 gets underway with an exciting battle between Balestier Khalsa and Lion City Sailors. The Tigers look to close the gap between them and the Sailors and continue on their journey up the standings.

Meanwhile, Hougang United have finally cracked the code and are currently on a two-match winning streak. The Cheetahs look to make it three in a row when they face off against Young Lions this Saturday.


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Tigers look to close the gap

Balestier Khalsa vs Lion City Sailors | 1 June | 7.45pm | Bishan Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch 202


Team news for Balestier Khalsa: A few players from Balestier Khalsa will be left out of selection due to injuries – Puvan Raj, Mukundan Maran and Aidil Johari.

Team news for Lion City Sailors: Rusyaidi Salime back from suspension and is likely to be back fit for the match. Izwan Mahbud still out injured.



  • Balestier Khalsa have only beaten Lion City Sailors once in their last 10 matches in the SPL.
  • After losing 2-6 to Albirex Niigata (S), the Tigers have let in 35 goals, which is more than double the number of goals the Sailors have conceded, 17.
  • Tigers left-back Iqram Rifqi has recorded two assists so far this season, one more than he had recorded for all of last season when he was with the Sailors.
  • The Sailors have only lost to sides above them in the standings so far this season.


Balestier United’s Ryoya Taniguchi in action against Albirex Niigata (S), 26 May 2023.


Cheetahs on a roll
Hougang United vs Young Lions | 3 June | 6.00pm | Jalan Besar Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch 202



  • Among the clubs currently playing in the SPL, Hougang United have their highest win rate of 46.2% against Young Lions, winning 24 out of 52 games.
  • Neither side has kept a clean sheet after playing 11 matches.
  • Young Lions have one win this season – a 2-1 win against Hougang United on Matchweek 5.
  • Young Lions are the only side to have lost all of their away games this season.


Young Lion’s Fairuz Fazli in action against Geylang United, 27 May 2023.


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