Singapore Premier League • July 12, 2019

Singapore Premier League Week 17: Preview


SINGAPORE, 12 JULY 2019 – There is a possibility that Albirex Niigata (S) could displace Brunei DPMM from the top of the table this weekend, if the latter stumbles against Young Lions. Tampines Rovers host Warriors FC as they look to keep up the pressure on the top two, while Geylang International will overtake Home United if they win. We take a more in-depth look at this weekend’s matches…

Geylang vs Home | 12 July | 7.45 PM | Our Tampines Hub |
Team news: Shawal Anuar serves the final game of a two-match suspension for the hosts, while Shahril Ishak is suspended for Home. The Protectors will also miss Adam Swandi through a long-term injury and he joins the likes of Izzdin Shafiq and Fazli Ayob in the treatment room.

– Geylang have conceded first in a game on 11 occasions this season, the most of any team in the league.
– Victory for Geylang here would be their sixth of the season; they only won five times in the league last season.
– Home have beaten Geylang in each of their last seven encounters, scoring 22 times and conceding four times.

Young Lions vs DPMM | 13 July | 5.30 PM | Jalan Besar |
Team news: Syahrul Sazali remains suspended for the hosts, who will welcome back Joshua Pereira and Haiqal Pashia from suspension. Adi Said, who spent the first half of the season in Malaysia, has linked up again with DPMM, who are expected to be at full strength.

– Young Lions have never beaten DPMM in any of the 20 times they have faced each other.
– Young Lions have won four games this season; they won five in total last season.
– DPMM is the only team not to concede from a set-piece (excluding penalties) this season.

Albirex vs Hougang | 13 July | 5.30 PM | Jurong East |
Team news: An in-form Albirex could top the table if they beat Hougang here and results elsewhere go their way. The Cheetahs have not won any of their last two games and will miss the suspended Fabian Kwok and injured M Anumanthan.

– Albirex have won four games in a row and are unbeaten in their last seven.
– Albirex have scored six goals from outside the box in open play, the most of any team.
– Albirex are unbeaten in their last 48 games at home in all competitions.
– Shahfiq Ghani has scored against Albirex in each of the the last two games he played against them.

Tampines vs Warriors | 14 July | 5.30 PM | Our Tampines Hub |
Team news: Poh Yi Feng is suspended for the visitors, who will try to deny Tampines a third straight league win.

– Tampines have not lost any of their last 11 league games at home.
– Warriors have not lost against Tampines in each of their last five encounters, winning two of those.
– Warriors have conceded 34 goals, one less than their tally of 35 last season.
– Warriors are on a four-game win-less run.

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