Singapore Premier League • September 14, 2015
Protectors Looking To March On
Written By: Kenneth Ho
Geylang International vs Home United
(Monday, 14 September, 7:30pm, Jalan Besar Stadium)
Home United will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they travel to Jalan Besar Stadium to take on Geylang International.
The Protectors have not lost in nine straight matches in all competitions and have earned four wins out of their last five games.
That good run of form has seen Philippe Aw’s charges continue their climb up the table and they will be looking for no less than three points against the Eagles.
On paper, the task against Geylang look to be a rather easy one. The Eagles have not won in eight straight league matches, and are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.
However, Home will be missing key man Sirina Camara after the left-back was suspended for four matches due to a disciplinary issue and this may just give Geylang an edge in this match.
Coach Steinebrunner has also stated that he has never finished bottom of the league before and he is hell-bent on ensuring that the Eagles will finish in a far more respectable position.
Expect the Geylang coach to push his side as much as possible, as the Eagles take on the Protectors for the last time this season.
Suspension: Sirina Camara (Home United)
Key Men To Watch
Geylang International: Yazid Yasin
Clean sheets win you points, and experienced goalkeeper Yazid Yasin is definitely a custodian who can get you those points.
The last time Yazid kept a clean sheet in the league also happens to be the last game Geylang last won a game in the league – a 1-0 win over Hougang United. If Yazid can put in an inspiring shift at the back, the Eagles might just return to winning ways.
Home United: Ken Ilso
Part of Home’s problem earlier in the season has been their inability to hit the back of the net, and it was not helped by Ilso’s injury which ruled him out of many games. The striker not only brought clinical finishing to the table, but also flair which allows him to provide his teammates with an assist if required.
Since his return from the treatment room, Ilso has been steadily putting in good shifts at the front and it is no coincidence that the Protectors have seen found the back of the net with much more regularity.
Geylang International – LWLLD
29/08/15 Warriors FC 1-1 Geylang International (S.League)
20/08/15 Geylang International 1-3 Courts Young Lions (S.League)
16/08/15 Geylang International 1-4 (AET) Global FC (Singapore Cup)
13/08/15 Global FC 0-1 Geylang International (Singapore Cup)
05/08/15 Brunei DPMM 3-1 Geylang International (S.League)
Home United – WWWDW
27/08/15 Courts Young Lions 0-2 Home United (S.League)
20/08/15 Albirex Niigata (S) 0-0 Home United (S.League)
15/08/15 Home United 2-0 Warriors FC (Singapore Cup)
12/08/15 Warriors FC 1-2 Home United (Singapore Cup)
06/08/15 Home United 4-2 Harimau Muda (S.League)
Head to Head (S.League)
08/05/15 Home United 0-1 Geylang International
03/03/15 Geylang International 1-1 Home United
22/05/14 Geylang International 1-4 Home United
01/03/14 Home United 4-1 Geylang International
04/07/13 Home United 2-1 Geylang International