Saturday, July 10, 2010

S-league Preview

Last week Preview - Got 3 right with 1 perfect score and 3 wrong

Albirex Niigata (S) vs Home United
The White Swans are enjoying a honeymoon period after making changes in the transfer window. But this is Home United who have signaled they are back. 6 wins on the trot along with 6 shutout signal a championship run at a crucial part of the title race. The Protectors cannot failed now as any mistake would mean the front-runners of Etoile FC and Tampines Rovers will pull away. Win or bust. That is the reality they faced and Home must show they can tackle the pressure. 2-1 to Home United

Young Lions vs Etoile FC
The Cubs need Hariss Harun. Short and simple. The French need to win this one. Short and simple again. The outcome therefore could be an Etoile win even if it is at the Cubs Den. 1-0 to Etoile FC

Gombak United vs Geylang United
I am afraid to think about this match because just thinking is already making me sleepy. That how boring I expect this match could become. Two side shy about scoring and both equally ultra-defensive. Nothing else to say. 0-0 draw (before I fall asleep)

Woodlands Wellington vs Albirex Niigata (S)
Another thrashing for the Rams? Not likely as it is Albirex Niigata (S) but a defeat could be expected. Until Abdelhadi Laakkad is back and fit, not recovering or just recover, the Rams have no goal threat. No goal mean no win and if your defence cannot stop leaking goals then it become a defeat. 1-0 to Albirex Niigata (S)

SAFFC vs Home United
Nothing like the Uniform Derby to test Home United championship qualities. If they want their third championship, they need to get past SAFFC. After all, this will be the start of the third round of matches for Home and they do not have the games to recover anymore if they fall as one will expect the front-runners to be in prime condition for the end of the season championship run-in. A champion make fewer mistakes than their opponent and that what Home United cannot afford at this moment as they have used up their 'quotas' months ago. 3-2 to Home United

Balestier Khalsa vs Tampines Rovers
This looked a tough assignment for the Stags as the Tigers are no whipping boys now. In years gone by, it is a guarantee three points. Now, the Stags will have to battle for it and with 12 matches left, there can be no more mistakes like the Eastern Derby draw. The Stags need this win and they have the players to win it. So no excuses even if the Tigers are stronger now than previous years. 3-1 to the Stags

Sengkang Punggol vs Beijing Gouan (S)
The Dolphins have make major changes in the transfer window and likewise the Chinese side. Who will benefit from it more? In theory, it should be the Dolphins as the Chinese lost 6 guarantee first teamers and it included their top scorer. But the Dolphins recruits hardly filled one with confidence. Let say it a draw. 1-1 draw then

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