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  • August 19, 2014
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Kelantan - Penang Preview: TRW in a tight spot against the Islanders

Kelantan - Penang Preview: TRW in a tight spot against the Islanders

Haikal Sufiyan

All to play for in Group C, as Kelantan and Pulau Pinang meet for the first time since 2010.


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KELANTAN


Fahmi
Farisham - Fitri - Nik Shahrul
Izuan - Badhri (c) - Amar- Wan Zaharulnizam
Gan
Forkey - Fakri
PULAU PINANG

Jeeva
Ismail - Kwang - Hyun - Yong - Varathan
Gil-Hoon - Azizan (c) - Zharif - Rafiuddin
Norizam - Ricardo 

Despite the difference in the reputation of Kelantan and Pulau Pinang who are playing each other in Matchday 2 of Malaysia Cup, recent records suggest that the match may be closer than expected.

Although Kelantan qualified for the competition from the Super League and Pulau Pinang qualified from the Premier League, Kelantan have not been performing well at all this season. Furthermore, their campaign opener 1-0 loss against a suspension-beset JDT last week was partly due to their own second-rate performance.

They need to gain all three points from Tuesday night's match as they are currently the only team without a point from the previous round. Should they drop points at home, George Boateng's boys will have to say goodbye to using the Malaysia Cup to rescue their so-far forgettable 2014 season.

Pulau Pinang meanwhile put up a better fight in their opener against another Super League side ATM, by drawing 1-1 which was made harder by playing away. Now they have to face another MSL outfit in Kelantan away, and if they can steal a point in Kota Bharu or better still, all three points, they will be better prepared for their coming home games, and perhaps qualify to the quarter-finals. There is no other way left for them to recover from the heartbreak of missing out on making a swift comeback to the top league in 2015.

Even though past head-to-head record between the two outfits sides heavily with the Red Warriors, the last few competitive matches between the two outfits took place all the way back in 2010, just before the Panthers began their ignominious descent into the FAM League, from which they had just recovered in the past two years.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Kelantan

Pulau Pinang

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan KEL
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan Kelantan
Draw
Penang FA PUL
Penang FA Pulau Pinang
100%

Top 3 Predictions

Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan KEL
1 - 0
Penang FA PUL

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