Monday, February 21, 2011

S-league Preview II

S-league Preview I - 3 right and 3 wrong

Mon 21-Feb Woodlands Wellington - Albirex Niigata (S) (WLD)
Tue 22-Feb Tampines Rovers - Hougang United (TMP)
Wed 23-Feb SAFFC - TPUFC (CCK)
Thu 24-Feb Home United - Gombak United (BIS)
Fri 25-Feb Etoile FC - Balestier Khalsa (JBS)
Sun 27-Feb Geylang United - SAFFC (BDK)

Woodlands Wellington vs Albirex Niigata (S)
The Rams have play better than expected in their opening game (Or maybe it was Hougang who was too weak). We cannot underestimate them then but one problem is getting goals as they could not get that all crucial opener when they had Hougang on the backfoot. After all goals win games and without it, no matter how well you play, it does not matter in the end. 1-1 draw 

Tampines Rovers vs Hougang United
The Stags must win this one and they should. The Bulls, who the Stags drew with, are a negative side but the Cheetah are not in the same bracket therefore there is more attacking space. They cannot forgive themselves if they slip up again as such dropped points were among the reason why last season title went west to Queentown instead of East to Tampines. 3-1 to the Stags

Nobody need me to tell you the winner of this match. If the Jaguars best efforts, as claimed by their coach, was a five-goal thrashing then it is a long season ahead for the young heads. It is a learning experience and they are about to get one from the Big boys SAFFC. 6-0 to SAFFC

Home United vs Gombak United
The Bulls are a negative side and Darren Stewart may disagree but the Bulls, under him, have grown more and more defensive minded. It is also not due to the departure of the likes of Gabriel Obatola or Agu Casmir etc as even before that, the Bulls were already playing a brand of football that was build on keeping out goals rather than scoring them. That is why any sides playing against them, especially the Big 3 and Etoile FC, need to score first. So Home United have to put more bodies forward and Qiu Li need to pass his Beep Test. 2-1 to Home United 

Etoile FC vs Balestier Khalsa
Will this match be played at Jalan Besar? Who know. One thing we do know is the Tigers will be tough to beat. They are a disciplined side and the Champions will find it difficult to breach that backline. But the Champions have already sound their warning with the defeat of Geylang United that they mean business. They should have no problem winning this one if they play to their potential. 2-1 to Etoile FC

Geylang United vs SAFFC
The Eagles should have their new forward by then but it does not matter. The Warriors appear to have got a better one - Mislav Karoglan. He looked like the forward the Warriors need to fire their championship hopes and that why the Eagles have little chances of getting anything until next week; when they faced the Courts Young Lions. 2-0 to the Warriors

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