Singapore Premier League • October 23, 2014
Jaguars Looking To Avenge Previous Loss
Harimau Muda vs Tanjong Pagar United
(October 23, Thursday, 8.45pm, Pasir Gudang Stadium)
Written by: Shawn Lim
Harimau Muda will approach their last home game of the season with every intention of not finishing at the bottom of the Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League table.
After losing to Geylang International in their previous game, Razip Ismail’s goal of finishing above rivals Courts Young Lions has been dashed. He will want his charges to get back on the winning track to end the season on a good note.
The last time the Young Tigers met Tanjong Pagar at Jalan Besar Stadium back in May, Shahrul Igwan’s penalty with four minutes from time gave them the win. Razip will want his team not to leave it late again this time around.
For Patrick Vallee, he will ensure that his charges extend the team’s winning streak to three games. Even though they have nothing left to play for this season, the Jaguars will want to ensure that they will not return back to Singapore empty-handed.
No Jaguars player scored the last time these two sides played each other, but Vallee will look to his star striker, Monsef Zerka, who is on-form after scoring against Woodlands Wellington, to lead the team to victory.
Suspension: Muhd Nor Azam (Harimau Muda)
Key Men To Watch
Harimau Muda: Ramzi Sufian
With winger and playmaker Nor Azam, suspended, the Young Tigers will have to turn to Ramzi to create their chances for goals.
Despite his lack of physical strength, he uses his speed to trouble opposing defenders and draw them away to allow his teammates to get into the penalty box.
Tanjong Pagar United: Sebastien Etiemble
If available and selected, the midfielder is everything a coach dreams about. He can defend, create chances and even score.
His box-to-box action will be something the Young Tigers have to keep a look out for. Stopping his line-up play with teammate Zerka will be akin to shutting down the engine room of Tanjong Pagar’s midfield.
Harimau Muda – LWWLW
15/10/14 Harimau Muda 1-2 Geylang International
4/10/14 Hougang United 0-1 Harimau Muda
1/10/14 Courts Young Lions 0-1 Harimau Muda
5/9/14 Harimau Muda 1-5 Balestier Khalsa
2/9/14 Hougang United 1-2 Harimau Muda
Tanjong Pagar United – WWDLL
15/10/14 Tanjong Pagar 1-0 Woodlands Wellington
4/10/14 Tanjong Pagar United 3-1 Courts Young Lions
19/9/14 Geylang International 1-1 Tanjong Pagar United
30/8/14 Tanjong Pagar United 1-2 Brunei DPMM
25/8/14 Tanjong Pagar United 1-2 Geylang International
Head to Head (S.League)
16/5/14 Tanjong Pagar United 1-2 Harimau Muda
24/2/14 Harimau Muda 1-2 Tanjong Pagar United
14/5/13 Harimau Muda 3-0 Tanjong Pagar United
5/3/13 Tanjong Pagar United 1-1 Harimau Muda
13/7/12 Tanjong Pagar United 0-2 Harimau Muda
2/3/12 Harimau Muda 3-0 Tanjong Pagar United