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  • April 10, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
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Malaysia Super League Preview: LionsXII vs Perak FA

Malaysia Super League Preview: LionsXII vs Perak FA

Zeng Liwei

Top of the table Lions will be looking to maintain their stay by claiming another league double over the Seladangs

A slip-up for Kelantan over the weekend at Sarawak meant Kelantan now trail league leaders LionsXII by three points, though they still have two games in hand.

LionsXII meanwhile had ensured that they were the ones keeping the pace with a hard-fought 1-0 win over neighbours Johor.

On Tuesday night they will be playing hosts to Norizan Bakar's Perak at Jalan Besar Stadium.

A 2-1 win earlier in the season at Perak Stadium against a side that looked to be challenging for the title and was labelled the best team in the league by V.Sundramoorthy, had strengthened the credentials of the fledgling team.

For Perak, the defeat set off a run of four matches without a win, including three consecutive defeats, that only ended last weekend with a 2-1 win against a weak Kuala Lumpur side.

The poor form of forward Lazar Popovic has also been of concern with the Serbian looking likely to get the boot by the end of the transfer window.

The striker woes of LionsXII meanwhile look to have ended despite a string of untimely injuries.

Khairul Nizam's second strike in as many games on Saturday was the winning goal at Pasir Gudang Stadium, and the forward has quickly eased into the target man cum poacher role.

An injury setback earlier in the season had robbed the former Courts Young Lions player of the opportunity to make an impact sooner but since returning and replacing the injured Sufian Anuar, Khairul has looked perfectly in sync with his team-mates.

V.Sundramoorthy will be hoping to keep up the good form of his players with another win and extend their lead at the top of the Malaysian Super League table, though defending champions Kelantan would by then have three matches in hand.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Singapore LIONSXII

Perak

Wins
3
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
Singapore LIONSXII FC Singapore LIONSXII
Draw
Persatuan Bola Sepak Perak Darul Ridzuan PER
Persatuan Bola Sepak Perak Darul Ridzuan Perak
46%
51%

Top 3 Predictions

Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
0 - 8
Persatuan Bola Sepak Perak Darul Ridzuan PER
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
2 - 1
Persatuan Bola Sepak Perak Darul Ridzuan PER
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
1 - 0
Persatuan Bola Sepak Perak Darul Ridzuan PER

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