Key Battles: JDT vs Selangor

Goal looks at the potential tasty battles that will happen during the clash between these two giants of Malaysian football
BAIHAKKI KHAIZAN
VS PAULO RANGEL
 
The Singaporean centre back will have to keep a close eye on hot-shot, Rangel, if his JDT want to come away with full points. Blessed with good technical on the ball as well as dominant in the air, Rangel is a handful for most defenders in the league. However Baihakki has height on his side and should at least be able to win that smaller battle against Rangel


PABLO AIMAR VS K. GURUSAMY
 
The Argentine is slowly but surely making his presence felt in this league. Aimar is coming into form and the FA Cup game at Kuantan is a proof of that. We know what the former Benfica man is capable of, the eye for through balls as well as the quick interchange of passes. Luckily for Selangor, in Gurusamy, they have a player who is a good reader of the game. If Gurusamy can maintain his concentration and keeps a tight shackle on Aimar, the JDT star might not have it all his own way.

SHAKIR SHAARI
VS JUNINHO
 
Shakir is probably the most unassuming player in this JDT side but is a vital cog of the side. He should be up against Junior tonight and that will be an interesting battle. Junior have good skills and always looks to take on a player or shot. But Shakir has pace over Junior which should make recovery a little easier even if he has been beaten in the first challenge.

AMRI YAHYAH
VS AZMI MUSLIM
 
Former Selangor favourite plays against his old team for the first time and  will come up against his national team colleague in Azmi. Amri looks the likely winner of this battle as his intelligent running and movement should be too much for Azmi to handle. Given that, Azmi may revert to some controllable rough house tactics which could put Amri off his game. The left back will want to ensure that supply to Luciano Figueroa is cut out, at least from his side of the pitch.

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