Malaysian Super League Preview: LionsXII vs Felda United FC
LionsXII fancied to extend their run of good form when they play host to Felda United FC on Tuesday
By Sugumaran Devaraja
Juma'at, Madhu, Baihakki, Irwan
Shahdan, Hariss, Isa, Shaiful
Khaironnisam, Ghani, Azi Shahril, Rajan
Rashid, Chow, Nizam, Zambri,
The LionsXII will be playing host to Felda FC at the Jalan Besar Stadium after a two-week hiatus from the Malaysian Super League. V. Sundramoorthy's men go into the game on the back of a good run picking up valuable points and would be certainly be fancied as favourites.
Though with the bulk of the LionsXII team having been involved in Singapore's ill-fated World Cup Qualifier against Iraq, there will be a need to get morale up again, for the players and for the fans.
Felda United would be looking to bounce back from a demoralising 3-0 defeat to T-Team in their last game but are expected to face an uphill task against and in-form Lions team who are unbeaten in their last 3 games in the league. In-form Lions skipper Shahril Ishak, who is on a rich-vein of goal scoring form, is expected to pose the Felda defence problems with a starting berth up-front, while Izwan Mahbud should miss out through injury again.
Coach Sundram is expected to name a near identical team to the one that beat UiTM 3-0 convincingly in the Malaysia FA Cup first round match. The Lions are believed to have finally found their footing in their debut season, and have boasted impressive results in their last few matches after a mixed start to the season. Sundram has had to tinker with his formation and squad selection but it has reaped benefits resulting in a good run for the Lions.
Felda on the other hand, lie in 13th place in the table with a leaky defence and goals hard to come by. Having only won promotion to the Malaysian Super League in 2010, they have found it tough ending last season in 11th place. Felda would have to be at their best if they are to salvage anything from this match.
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Top 3 Predictions
LionsXII 3-0 Felda United
- 20 %
LionsXII 3-1 Felda United
- 17.14 %
LionsXII 5-1 Felda United
- 14.29 %
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Jul 2, 2013||LionsXII 4 - Felda United 0|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Mar 2, 2013||Felda United 0 - LionsXII 0|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||May 8, 2012||Felda United 0 - LionsXII 2|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Mar 6, 2012||LionsXII 3 - Felda United 1|
|Oct 4, 2013||ATM FA 4 - LionsXII 1||MC|
|Sep 28, 2013||LionsXII 1 - ATM FA 0||MC|
|Sep 21, 2013||Kedah FA 1 - LionsXII 3||MC|
|Sep 18, 2013||LionsXII 1 - Sarawak FA 0||MC|
|Aug 31, 2013||LionsXII 2 - Perak FA 1||MC|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed