News • May 19, 2016

High-Flying Protectors Keen To Derail Wasps’ Title Defence


Written by: Shawn Lim

Home United vs Brunei DPMM FC
(Thursday, 19 May, 7.30pm, Bishan Stadium)

In-form Home United will be looking for their fourth win in a row when they welcome Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League defending champions Brunei DPMM FC to Bishan Stadium on Thursday night.

The Protectors return to their home base full of confidence after playing their last three games away at Jalan Besar Stadiums, where they defeated the likes of Tampines Rovers, Warriors FC and Hougang United.

Now sitting in fifth place in the league table tied on 18 points with Wasps, Philippe Aw’s charges have a chance to replace their upcoming opponents in third place and continue their charge towards the title.

The Wasps, who have been very inconsistent this season, struggled to beat the Cheetahs at home last week and may find it hard to cope with Home’s free-flowing football having lost to the likes of Geylang International and Albirex Niigata (S) in their last five games.

Steve Kean has set an ambitious target for DPMM to win all their remaining matches this season for them to stand a chance to retain their title, and a loss here will mean that the dream is all but gone.

Khairul Nizam could make a possible return for Home after sitting out the win against the Stags, but the likes of Ang Zhi Wei, R Aaravin and Zulfahmi Arifin look set to remain on the sidelines.

DPMM will be without the services of the suspended Paulo Sergio and long-term absentee Sairol Sahari.

Suspension: Paulo Sergio (Brunei DPMM)

Home United – LDWWW

13/05/16  Tampines Rovers 1-2 Home United (S.League)
20/04/16  Home United 3-2 Hougang United (S.League)
22/04/16  Warriors FC 1-2 Home United (S.League)
15/04/16  Geylang International 2-2 Home United (S.League)
08/04/16  Home United 0-3 Albirex Niigata (S) (S.League)


14/05/16  Brunei DPMM 3-2 Hougang United (S.League)
05/05/16  Warriors FC 1-1 Brunei DPMM (S.League)
30/04/16  Brunei DPMM 1-2 Geylang International (S.League)
22/04/16  Brunei DPMM 1-2 Albirex Niigata (S) (S.League)
15/04/16  Brunei DPMM 3-1 Balestier Khalsa FC (S.League)

Head To Head (S.League)

11/03/16  Brunei DPMM 2-1 Home United
17/10/15  Brunei DPMM 4-4 Home United
22/07/15  Home United 0-0 Brunei DPMM
21/03/15  Brunei DPMM 2 – 2 Home United
17/09/14  Brunei DPMM 1 – 2 Home United