Felda United - Johor Darul Takzim Preview: Southern Tigers look to continue unbeaten streak against struggling Settlers
Johor Darul Takzim want to continue their six-game unbeaten run while Felda United are trying to find their winning ways at home.
By Nik Afiq
Nizam - Kaironnisam - Carlos - Farid
Badrul - Amar - Azi - Fadly
Rudie - Ghaddar
JOHOR DARUL TAKZIM
Mansor - Aidil - Ahmad - Azmi Muslim
Ezrie - Safiq (c) - Adha
Norshahrul - Guiza
The visitors are currently on a six-game unbeaten run but they were rather fortunate last time out to salvage a draw against LionsXII.
The form of fit-again Simone Del Nero has been a plus point for boss Fandi Ahmad. The Italian playmaker has been excellent in midfield and has shown real signs of understanding in his linkup play with fellow import Daniel Guiza. Safiq Rahim, should again form a central midfield partnership with Ahmad Ezrie, however the club captain has stuggled in recent matches against T-Team and against Lions XII, where he lasted only 54 minutes, and could arguably benefit from a rest.
Azmi Muslim is also expected to return after only making the bench last time out, while Norshahrul is set to continue his partnership with Guiza upfront.
With only one win in their last seven games, Felda United are struggling to find the winning formula, although there has been some positivity in the last two games.
Former Kelantan Striker Muhammad Ghaddar found the net in the game against PKNS and was good enough to make it into our latest Team of the Week. While in the last game against T-Team, Felda took the lead early in the game before a defensive lapse cost them maximum points.
The match is slated for a 4.45pm kick-off and will be played at the Petaling Jaya Stadium in Kelana Jaya.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- In their last home game, Felda United lost to PKNS FC 1-3.
- Felda United will be looking for their first win in five games.
- Felda United won the corresponding fixture 1-0 last season.
- Johor Darul Takzim have only lost once this season, and that was to Pahang in their first game of the season.
- Daniel Guiza (pictured) is currently third top goalscorer in the league with four goals, and has the most assist (three) together with ATM's Rezal Zambery.
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