Singapore Premier League • October 23, 2015
Young Tigers Hoping Home Ground Advantage Helps
Written By: Kenneth Ho
Harimau Muda vs Brunei DPMM
(Friday, 23 October, 8pm, Heng Jebat Stadium)
Harimau Muda will be hoping to take advantage of playing at home when they host league leaders Brunei DPMM.
The Young Tigers have enjoyed good fortune at the Hang Jebat Stadium of late, with Warriors FC and Geylang International suffering 2-0 defeats there.
Even Albirex Niigata (S) were unable to come away from the venue with maximum points, as they allowed Harimau to come from behind to seal a 1-1 draw.
With DPMM so close to earning their first-ever league title, the Wasps will be hoping to avoid such a fate there.
As things stands, DPMM still require a minimum of 12 points for their last five games and a poor result here could actually hand the initiatives to their title rivals with Balestier Khalsa just three points behind. Tampines Rovers lag behind by six points, although they do have a game in hand.
Head-to-head-wise, DPMM hold the edge over their opponents. Harimau have lost each time the two teams met this season.
Key Men to Watch
Harimau Muda: Faizat Ghazali
There is no doubting who is Harimau’s man of the moment, with Faizat hitting the back in his last two games for them.
Blessed with the ability to pop up at the right place at the right time, the striker might just stun DPMM.
Brunei DPMM: Azwan Ali
If Harimau are to go on the defensive, Azwan’s crosses will be very useful in helping DPMM unlock the hosts’ defence.
Should Harimau park the bus, DPMM can look to Azwan to provide the service that targetman Rafael Ramazotti thrives on so much.
Harimau Muda – DDLWD
19/10/15 Harimau Muda 1-1 Albirex Niigata (S) (S.League)
16/10/15 Harimau Muda 2-0 Geylang International (S.League)
27/09/15 Harimau Muda 0-2 Balestier Khalsa (S.League)
22/09/15 Balestier Khalsa 0-0 Harimau Muda (S.League)
19/09/15 Harimau Muda 2-2 Warriors FC (S.League)
Brunei DPMM – DWWDW
20/10/15 Hougang United 1-2 Brunei DPMM (S.League)
17/10/15 Brunei DPMM 4-4 Home United (S.League)
02/10/15 Brunei DPMM 3-2 Home United (Singapore Cup)
22/09/15 Courts Young Lions 1-2 Brunei DPMM (S.League)
16/09/15 Albirex Niigata (S) 0-0 Brunei DPMM (S.League)
Head to Head (S.League)
12/09/15 Brunei DPMM 2-0 Harimau Muda
01/03/15 Brunei DPMM 3-1 Harimau Muda
22/06/14 Harimau Muda 1-4 Brunei DPMM
11/04/14 Brunei DPMM 5-0 Harimau Muda
31/10/13 Harimau Muda 2-2 Brunei DPMM