Friday, April 30, 2010

S-league Preview

Last week Preview - That better as 3 right with 1 perfect score and 2 wrong

Albirex Niigata (S) vs Geylang United
The Eagles is on a run in the S-league and they may snatch this one as they have 1 factor the White Swans lacked crucially. That is a good centre forward like Peter Tomko. He can bang the goals and with Masrezwan Masturi, the Eagles top scorer for last 2 seasons, returning, the Eagles should get the goals to win this one. 2-1 to the Eagles

SAFFC vs Woodlands Wellington
One winner and that has to be SAFFC. The Rams have a good centre forward - the Abdelhadi Laakkad factor as I called it - and he has delivered last week when I back the Rams but clearly, I have forgotten the poor team factor as he is override those around him. One good player cannot rescue a poor side which is Woodlands Wellington. 3-0 to the Warriors

Etoile FC vs Beijing Gouan (S)
The French side should continue their winning run and be the first S-league side this season to win 3 games in a row. The Chinese may be physical but the French have the skill and abilities to override that. 2-0 to Etoile

Tampines Rovers vs Balestier Khalsa
In past, I will have gone straight for a Stags win without thinking about it but this year, the Tigers are indeed much stronger as promised by their chairman. Their backline may welcome a physical battle with Duric and Qiu Li. Upfront, Rivaldo will be a tricky customer for the mean defence of Tampines. The crucial factor therefore could be Khariul as his pace and skill may tip the factor in the Stags way. 2-1 to the Stags

Woodlands Wellington vs Young Lions
The Rams may need a win or even any point by now but considering the fact it will, once again, be their second match in 4 days, they may not hold out as their key members need those extra rest to be at peak condition. Abdelhadi Laakkad can get the goals but he need his teammate to buck up and at this point, they are not doing that. 2-1 to the Cubs

Home United vs SAFFC
Home is a disaster under their Korean coach and I cannot defend the Protectors under him. He is looking every bit like an assistant coach who cannot handle the pressure of a head coach. The only thing in his factor is this is the Warriors second match in 4 days so they may tire out in the second period. But can Lee take advantage. Not if his side performance is any judge. 2-1 to the Warriors

Geylang United vs Gombak United
The Bulls will be favourite in this one so they will fall. That what always happen when the pressure is on the Bulls as they cannot handle it. They should be top and clear from the field yet defeats to the likes of Sengkang etc show their inabilities to snatch the Bulls by it horn. 2-1 to the Eagles

Beijing Gouan (S) vs Sengkang Punggol
The Dolphins need points on the board and the game against the Chinese is good place to start. They should have been 'soften' by their encounter against the French while the Dolphins are well rested. It is such matches the Dolphins need to collect their points if they wished to climb out of the bottom 3. It should be scrappy affair as much is at stake but it will be test of the Doplhins character as they need those points. 2-2 draw

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