Singapore Premier League • March 7, 2019
Singapore Premier League Week 2: Preview
SINGAPORE, 7 MARCH 2019 – Early leaders Tampines Rovers are in action first this week as they host Home United tomorrow evening, while Balestier Khalsa will look to make it two wins in a row when Hougang United come visiting on Saturday. The other fixture on Saturday evening sees Geylang International travel to Brunei to face DPMM FC.
Tampines vs Home | 7.45 PM | Our Tampines Hub | fas.org.sg/live1
Team news: Yasir Hanapi is available again, having been suspended for Tampines’ opening-day win over Hougang. Home midfielder Hami Syahin is with the U22s while Song Ui-young, Fazli Ayob and Taufiq Muqminin are expected to miss out due to injury.
– Khairul Amri and Shahril Ishak have each scored once in each of the last three encounters between these two sides.
– Tampines have scored in each of their last 13 games in all competitions; the last time they failed to do so was a 0-0 draw against Home in July 2018.
– If they are defeated, it will be the first time Home have lost their first two league games since 2001.
Balestier vs Hougang | 5.30 PM |Bishan | fas.org.sg/live1
Team News: Shaqi Sulaiman is injured for the hosts while for the visitors, Justin Hui is away with the U22s.
– Balestier have not won any of their last three home games against Hougang.
– Stipe Plazibat has scored in each of his last five games against Balestier, tallying six goals.
– Hazzuwan Halim has scored in three consecutive matches; the last Balestier player to score in four was Goran Ljubojević in 2014.
DPMM vs Geylang | 8.15 PM | Bandar Seri Begawan | fas.org.sg/live2
Team News: Azwan Ali Rahman (above, photo courtesy of A•K•K Design) is back from suspension for the hosts, while Anders Aplin, Amy Recha, Shawal Anuar and Firdaus Kasman remain injury doubts for the visitors. Danish Irfan is away on international duty with the U22s.
– The last four games between these two teams have produced 22 goals, with at least four scored in each.
– Geylang have the opportunity to win their first two league games for the first time since 2007.