Singapore Premier League • June 20, 2024

2024/25 Singapore Premier League Matchweek 5: Preview


Lion City Sailors’ Maxime Lestienne in action against Albirex Niigata (S), 21 May 2023.



SINGAPORE, 20 June 2024 – The action comes thick and fast as another round of matches in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) kicks off this Friday as Hougang United welcomes the returning Balestier Khalsa to the Jalan Besar Stadium.


In a double header on Saturday, the Young Lions aim to extend their winning streak as they prepare to host Tanjong Pagar United while Brunei DPMM will make a return to Bandar Seri Begawan for their first home match since 2019, facing Geylang International.


The match week culminates in an exciting showdown between Lion City Sailors and Albirex Niigata (S) at the Bishan Stadium, a rematch of the 2024/2025 SPL Community Shield where both teams are eager to secure three crucial points.


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Hougang hoping to end winless streak

Hougang United vs Balestier Khalsa | 21 June | 7.45pm | Jalan Besar Stadium| Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS2

Team news for Hougang United: No team news

Team news for Balestier Khalsa: Syukri Noorhaizam is still on the injured list


  • Hougang United welcomes Balestier Khalsa to the Jalan Besar Stadium this Friday for the opening fixture of Match Week 5.


  • Hougang will be hoping for a more positive result after their last home match against Geylang International ended in a heavy defeat.


  • After a break in Matchweek 4, Balestier Khalsa will be eager to return to league action with a win against their struggling opponents.



Hougang United players celebrating a goal against Geylang International, 14 June 2024.



Young Lions aiming for consecutive victory

Young Lions vs Tanjong Pagar United | 22 June | 6.00pm | Jalan Besar Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS3

Team news for Young Lions: Raoul Suhaimi is suspended for the match

Team news for Tanjong Pagar United: A couple of regulars such as Fashah Iskandar are a doubt for the match while Rezza Rezky is still suspended


  • On a high from defeating defending champions Albirex Niigata (S) in Match Week 4, the Young Lions will be full of confidence as they prepare to host bottom-side Tanjong Pagar United on Saturday, June 22 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.


  • The visitors, who are still searching for their first win of the SPL season, will hope for a change in fortunes as they seek to climb up the league table.


  • The two teams faced each other in the pre-season tournament with the Young Lions winning by a 5-1 scoreline.


Young Lions’ Khairin Nadim in action against Albirex Niigata (S), 15 June 2024.


DPMM to host first SPL match since 2019

Brunei DPMM vs Geylang International | 22 June | 8.15pm | Bandar Seri Begawan | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS3

Team news for Brunei DPMM: Patrick Flottmann is unavailable for the match

Team news for Geylang International: Huzaifah Aziz is out with an ACL injury


  • The Singapore Premier League returns to Bandar Seri Begawan as Brunei DPMM prepares to host their first SPL game since 2019 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.


  • The hosts will be eager to bounce back after a recent defeat while the Eagles will be looking to maintain their hot scoring streak after notching 19 goals in 4 games.


Brunei DPMM’s Farshad Noor in action against Lion City Sailors, 18 June 2024.


Sailors and Albirex in a rematch of Community Shield


Lion City Sailors vs Albirex Niigata (S) | 23 June | 6.00pm | Bishan Stadium | Singtel Ch 111, StarHub Ch HS3

Team news for Lion City Sailors: Bailey Wright returns from suspension

Team news for Albirex Niigata (S): All players are fit and ready for the match


  • In a repeat of the 2024/2025 SPL Community Shield, the Lion City Sailors face off against Albirex Niigata (S) in the feature match of the week on Sunday 23 June at the Bishan Stadium.


  • The Sailors are in a fine vein of form and will be looking to extend their 100% percent record with a fourth win of the league campaign.


  • Despite a setback in Matchweek 4, Albirex is determined to earn crucial points to strengthen their league position.


Albirex Niigata (S)’s Hassan Sunny in action against Young Lions, 15 June 2024.


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