Saturday, March 13, 2010

Preview of S-league

Last week Preview - Got two right and two wrong (Not yet over with Home United United vs Etoile FC the tie breaker)

Sengkang Punggol vs SAFFC
This one is easy for no matter how much people want to believe Sengkang Punggol can cause an upset, the Champions are still overwhelming favourite. The Dolphins may have a good League Cup campaign but in 08 Balestier Khalsa also similarly had a good League Cup run and yet in the league where the bread and butter is, they had a tough time. I am not saying it will happen to the Dolphins but for this match, it is too much to ask for them to beat the Warriors and a goal scored may be enough. 3-1 to the Champions.

Albirex Niigata (S) vs Gombak United
The White Swans have not got their season off the road so it is a good time to go against them now and that what Gombak United need right now as they are in a rebuilding mode. However it should be a close game and it may be decide by the odd goal. 1-0 to Gombak United

Beijing Gouan (S) vs Tampines Rovers
Beijing may have a great game against the Eagles but Tampines Rovers are a different kettle. The Stags are not part of the Big 3 for no reason and that mean the Chinese side will have a tougher game and just as it too much to ask Sengkang for a win against SAFFC, it is too much to ask the Chinese side for a win. 3-0 to Tampines Rovers.

Young Lions vs Balestier Khalsa
A third win in 5 games? That must the Tigers thinking now as they are no longer the whipping boys and their target of 8th place may even be deem too low. Still a lot depend on the injury-prone Rivaldo. A good targetman and a good poacher but just not enough time on the pitch. 1-0 to the Tigers

Woodlands Wellington vs Sengkang Punggol
Here a game the Dolphins will feel more confident about which is the meeting with Woodlands Wellington. Yet to score in the league since the opening day and not sure when the so called partner of Abdelhadi Laakkad is coming, they will be the Dolphins prey. 2-1 to the Dolphins

Gombak United vs SAFFC
In previous seasons, I will say the Bulls will be a match for the Champions but not now, their Africans are almost all gone (either injury or departed) and with it their potent attack. The Koreans are their main replacement but it too early to tell if they can really replaced the Africans. The Warriors night with it another 3-1 again

Beijing Gouan (S) vs Home United
The second Big 3 team they are meeting in a week and the Protectors will be delighted the Chinese side will have been 'soften' up by the Stags already (If not it will be the biggest shock of the week). So an easy job for the Protectors and do they need it as their season have yet to get off it feet and they need a 'soft' team now. 4-1 to the Protectors

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