Malaysia Cup Semi-final (1st Leg) Preview: Kelantan vs Selangor
The two biggest names in Malaysian football are set to go head to head in the Malaysia Cup semi-final first leg match tomorrow night
By Prem Kumar
Kelantan’s credentials as a domestic footballing force will be put to test when they take on Selangor in the first leg of the Malaysia Cup semi-final at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu tomorrow (Saturday).
The Red Warriors, whose dream of completing a treble for the first time in their history depends on winning the trophy, know that they must be at their best against the visitors to get a comfortable lead to take to Shah Alam for the return leg. Coach Bojan Hodak confirmed yesterday that winger S.Chanturu will be the only player missing due to an injury. Otherwise, the Croatian has a full squad to choose from.
Selangor, the record winners of the competition, have been improving each game after an unconvincing start in the competition and they dispatched Johor FC comfortably in the quarter-finals. The Red Giants have not reported anything on the injury front, meaning they will travel to the east coast with a strong squad. National midfielder K.Gurusamy remains a long-term absentee though.
Kelantan have not lost a single game at home in all competitions this season while Selangor last tasted victory at their opponent’s ground 10 years ago.
Their most recent meeting however, will be remembered for the wrong reasons. Kelantan’s Muhammad Ghaddar and Selangor duo Amri Yahyah and Bunyamin Omar were punished by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) with suspensions and fines following an ugly off-the ball incident in a league match in June.
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Top 3 Predictions
Kelantan FA 3-1 Selangor FA
- 21.88 %
Kelantan FA 1-2 Selangor FA
- 18.75 %
Kelantan FA 1-1 Selangor FA
- 12.5 %
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||May 18, 2013||Kelantan FA 1 - Selangor FA 1|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Feb 15, 2013||Selangor FA 2 - Kelantan FA 0|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Oct 12, 2012||Selangor FA 0 - Kelantan FA 2|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Oct 6, 2012||Kelantan FA 1 - Selangor FA 0|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Jun 29, 2012||Kelantan FA 1 - Selangor FA 0|
|May 28, 2013||Terengganu 4 - Kelantan FA 2||FA|
|May 25, 2013||Kelantan FA 4 - Terengganu 1||FA|
|May 22, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 2 - Kelantan FA 0||MSL|
|May 18, 2013||Kelantan FA 1 - Selangor FA 1||MSL|
|May 14, 2013||Kelantan FA 0 - Kitchee SC 2||AFCC|