Both sides will be looking to get back into winning ways, after suffering defeats last weekend
Bunyamin (c) - Shahrom - Azmi - Shazlan
Fitri - Guru - Shukor - Andik
Jalal - Zesh - Damion - Shahrizan
Hafiz - Azidan - Faizol - Gopi
Conti - Azamuddin
Selangor will be hosting Pahang in what should be an extremely entertaining affair on Tuesday. Now I primarily say this will be entertaining for two reasons. Firstly, both sides are equipped with exciting and attacking-minded players, which means that they will be pushing hard on the offensive department. But beyond that, Selangor and Pahang both suffered a defeat last time out, so there will be a strong will to get back into winning ways.
The MPPJ pitch isn't the best, so you can probably expect to see more long balls. And it could benefit either side. Pahang's Matias Conti is superb in air, but then again, so is Paulo Rangel. If you want to compare pace, Pahang have Azamuddin Akil and R. Gopinathan. But at the same time, Selangor have Andik Vermansyah and S. Kunanlan.
The battle in this match will be primarily won in the middle of the park. Now in the absence of Amirulhadi, Azidan Shahrudin has really stepped up and is now a pivotal anchor for his side's midfield. He will be going up against R. Gurusamy in Selangor's midfield, and the battle between these two players will be interesting to watch.
While everyone has been raving on and around about Rangel's performances this season, one player that has been pulling the strings effectively for Selangor is Junior, who sits in the hole behind Rangel. His distribution has been immense, and nothing short of stupendous. Thus Pahang will want to pay more attention towards him, if they are intending to seize victory on Tuesday evening.
As for the Elephants themselves, set-piece situations will be essential. Damien Stewart is exceptional in the air and has already scored a header this season (vs Perak). Similarly, Zesh Rehman's height also gives them more physical presence inside the box. Thus, Selangor will need to be extremely careful in set-piece situations.
This game has plenty of promise in it and could be a high-scoring one too. But it all depends on the approach both teams take to the game. If anything, we could potentially have one of the best match of the season thus far on Tuesday evening.