Singapore Premier League • October 14, 2014

Young Tigers Looking For Third Consecutive Win


Harimau Muda vs Geylang International

(October 15, Wednesday, 8.45pm, Pasir Gudang Stadium)

Written by: Shawn Lim

The Eagles take the trip up north to Pasir Gudang Stadium with every intention of avenging their heartbreaking loss to the Young Tigers in the reverse fixture in June.

This time, Jorg Steinebrunner will drum the importance of holding on to the lead in to his players in the event that Geylang scores first. He was not very pleased when his side failed to hold onto their two-goal lead at half-time four months ago.

This will not be an easy game though, as the Young Tigers have finally found a winning formula, albeit  with the season coming to an end.

His opposite counterpart, Razip Ismail will be hoping that his charges continue their hardworking displays, which has been the catalyst for their two-game winning streak. The Young Tigers have found a way to win consistently despite playing unimpressively.

Razip has spoken of his hopes that Harimau Muda finish above their rivals, Courts Young Lions in Tier Two. With a win over the Eagles, his team will leapfrog Woodlands Wellington and continue to draw further away from the Young Lions.

Key Men To Watch

Harimau Muda: Syawal Nordin

If Harimau Muda are intending to keep their third consecutive clean sheet, they will look to Syawal to keep the backline tidy and organised.

According to InStat, in the Young Tigers draw against Woodlands, he made 16 successful attempts to win back the ball in his own half, three less than his goalkeeper, Ramdhan Hamid.

Geylang International: Fabian Kwok

Up against the youthful Harimau, speed and careful tackling will be essential. The hard-tackling Kwok should be the man for the job, as the Eagles look to him to break up Harimau’s plays.

Kwok also has shown he has an eye for goal this season, and up against one of the poorest defence in the league, he might fancy nicking a goal or two.

Harimau Muda – WWLWD

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

30/8/14    Woodlands Wellington 1-1 Harimau Muda

Geylang International – WDLWW

3/10/14    Geylang International 2-1 Woodlands Wellington

19/9/14    Geylang International 1-1 Tanjong Pagar United

28/8/14    Geylang International 3-4 Albirex Niigata (S)

25/8/14    Tanjong Pagar United 1-2 Geylang International

22/8/14    Woodlands Wellington 0-2 Geylang International

Head to Head (S.League)

19/6/14    Geylang International 2-3 Harimau Muda

3/4/14      Harimau Muda 0-3 Geylang International

26/9/13    Harimau Muda 2-2 Geylang International

26/6/13    Geylang International 2-0 Harimau Muda

10/3/13    Harimau Muda 1-4 Geylang International

24/10/12  Harimau Muda 3-1 Geylang International

3/5/12       Geylang International 0-2 Harimau Muda