Singapore Premier League • May 10, 2024

2024/25 Singapore Premier League Matchweek 1: Preview


Hougang United and Lion City Sailors in Singapore Premier League action, 13 August 2023.


SINGAPORE, 10 May 2024 – The first match week of the new Singapore Premier League (SPL) season gets underway this Friday as Hougang United hosts the Lion City Sailors at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Elsewhere, Balestier Khalsa aim for a good result to start off the new SPL campaign when they meet Geylang International.


Meanwhile, a new look Young Lions host Brunei DPMM at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday while the match of the week features 2023 SPL champions Albirex Niigata (S) against rivals BG Tampines Rovers on Sunday evening.

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Sailors looking to continue winning start to the season

Hougang United vs Lion City Sailors | 10 May | 7.45pm | Jalan Besar Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS2

Team news for Hougang United: Kristian Krajcek, Kenji Rusydi and Nazrul Nazari are not available for the match

Team news for Lion City Sailors:  New signings are set to feature in the game


  • The Sailors will be looking to continue their winning momentum after clinching the recent Community Shield
  • Hougang will be seeking redemption after their loss to the visitors in the 2023 Singapore Cup Final


Hougang United’s Anders Aplin in action against Lion City Sailors, 13 August 2023.


Tigers and Eagles aim to better last season’s performances
Balestier Khalsa vs Geylang International | 10 May | 7.45pm | Bishan Stadium | Singtel Ch 112, StarHub Ch HS3

Team news for Balestier Khalsa: Syukri Noorhaizam, Elijah Lim are still recovering from injuries

Team news for Geylang International: All players are good to go for the game


  • Riding the momentum of a successful preseason, the Tigers will look to continue their positive form and showcase their prowess on the field.
  • Geylang are optimistic about their chances for the new SPL season. The Eagles will be looking to soar higher than their mid-table finish from last year.


Geylang International’s Iqbal Hussain celebrating a goal against Balestier Khalsa, 13 August 2023.


New-look Young Lions hope to spring surprise
Young Lions vs DPMM FC | 11 May | 6.00pm | Jalan Besar Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS3

  • Team news for Young Lions: New signings set to feature in the match
  •  Team news for DPMM FC: All players are good to go for the game


  • Buoyed by a commendable performance in the recent SPL Interim tournament, Young Lions are determined to kick off their 2024/25 campaign on a positive note.
  • DPMM has bolstered their squad with quality foreign signings and are determined to surpass their disappointing league performances from last year.


 Young Lions’ Fairuz Fazli in action against Brunei DPMM, 12 August 2023.


BG Tampines and Albirex face off in match of the week
BG Tampines Rovers vs Albirex Niigata (S) | 12 May | 6.00pm | Jalan Besar Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS2

Team news for BG Tampines Rovers:  Joel Chew and Saifullah Akbar will be out of action for an extended period of time

Team news for Albirex Niigata (S):  All players are fit and looking forward to the opening match


  • Defending SPL champions Albirex Niigata (S) begin the defence of their league title with a new new look team and are determined to rebound from their setback in the Community Shield and assert themselves in the league.


  • The newly minted BG Tampines Rovers have strengthened their squad and are once again looking to be one of the main contenders for the league title.


    • BG Tampines Rovers’ Boris Kopitovic celebrates a goal against Albirex Niigata (S), 27 June 2023.


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