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  • November 8, 2013
  • • 21:15
  • • Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Madīnat al-Kuwayt (Kuwait City)
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Malaysia pulled off a draw against Bahrain last time out.

Kuwait - Malaysia Preview: Potent strike-force awaits Malayan Tigers

Malaysia pulled off a draw against Bahrain last time out.

Azhari Mohd Yusop

Malaysia take on Kuwait in an international friendly before their pivotal Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain next week.

io  PROBABLE LINEUPS
KUWAIT
 

Nawaf
Hussain - Mesaed - Awadh - Amer
Waleed - Jarah - Saleh - Al-Enezi
Bader - Yousef
MALAYSIA
 
Farizal
Mahali - Aidil - Fadhli - Fitri
Nazrin - Safiq - Gurusamy - Kunanlan
Azamuddin - Norshahrul

Still under the leadership of Datuk K. Rajagopal, Malaysia travel to Kuwait for a friendly match at the Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium on Friday.

The Malayan Tigers would have a revitalized squad seeing that the M-League season has come to a close with the conclusion of the 2013 Malaysia Cup last week.

However, they will be without their key player Wan Zack Haikal who is still recovering from an ACL injury.

Defensively, the Black and Yellow boasts Mahali Jasuli, Fadhli Shas, Nik Shahrul and Aidil Zafuan.

Azamuddin Akil, who has been in top form for his club will join the fray with out of sorts Safee Sali and Amri Yahyah.

Fakri Saarani would also be available if King Raja decides to change up the strikers a little bit, perhaps to add a slight cutting edge that was once present in Safee and Amri.

Midfield stalwart Safiq Rahim will take his place in the middle of the park but his partner still remains a huge question mark.

Junior Eldstal would be out of action after going under the knife for a back problem.

Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, S. Kunanlan, K. Gurusamy, Nazrin Nawi and Shakir Shaari are all in good shape to take care of the Malayan Tigers’ midfield.

Despite the strong line-up, Malaysia faces a tough opponent in Kuwait and would need more than just a clean bill of health to grab a victory.

The Al-Azraq have a very potent frontline headed by Bader Al-Mutwa and Yousef Nasser who have a total of 70 goals between them.

They have conceded only five goals in as many games while recording wins against Palestine and Thailand; 1-0 and 3-1 respectively.

The Malayan Tigers would need to beef up their defensive strategy and keep a watchful eye on Kuwait’s trump card and defender Mesaed Al-Enezi, who has a knack for his trademark runs to get the goals upfront.

Last Five Matches

Kuwait

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • Jordan JOR
    1 - 1
    Kuwait KUW
  • Jordan JOR
    0 - 1
    Kuwait KUW
  • Kuwait KUW
    0 - 1
    Bahrain BHR
  • China PR CHN
    3 - 1
    Kuwait KUW
  • Thailand THA
    1 - 1
    Kuwait KUW

Head To Head

Kuwait

Malaysia

Wins
3
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Kuwait KUW
Kuwait Kuwait
Draw
Malaysia MAS
Malaysia Malaysia
38%
55%

Top 3 Predictions

Kuwait KUW
1 - 2
Malaysia MAS
Kuwait KUW
0 - 2
Malaysia MAS
Kuwait KUW
0 - 1
Malaysia MAS

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