Johor Darul Takzim - PKNS Preview: Southern Tigers desperate for win after two defeats
Johor Darul Takzim are in all sorts of trouble after losing two games in a row, and desperately need to win against Nazmi Faiz and co.
By Nik Afiq
Mansor - Aidil - Kamarul - Farid
Ezrie - Safiq (c) - Norshahrul - Andre - Thanaraj
Norshahrul - Nunez
Gunalan - Es Lizuan - Aminudin - Helmi
Khairu - Nazmi - Chmelo - Fauzan
Wleh - Fazli
For Fandi Ahmad's Johor Darul Takzim, this game is a crucial one for them as they are winless in their last two games. The Southern Tigers clearly want to forget their defeat at the hands of ATM and Perak respectively, to find their winning ways again in front of their own crowd.
Their Chairman, Tunku Ismail Idris has voiced out his dissapointment over the team's performance, and this will add more worries to both coaches and players, if they fail to get maximum three points against the Red Ants at home.
With no goals scored in their last two games, Fandi Ahmad must be wondering why his team can't score goals despite having two national team strikers and import Leonel Nunez at his disposal. Not just that, Fandi also needs to sort out his defence after conceding five goals in their last two fixtures.
For PKNS, with two wins and a draw in their last four games, they are now sitting comfortably in the sixth position with 21 points - just three points behind Pahang at fifth.
The signing of Wonderkid Nazmi Faiz from Portuguese club SC Beira Mar has been fruitful as he fits well into the team, with an impressive debut where he linked up well with their import striker Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh.
PKNS have had inconsistent results throughout this season but with their new signing, they look more stable and could finish the season better than everyone else has expected.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- If PKNS win this game, they will have 24 points, just a point behind Johor Darul Takzim, who have 25 points.
- JDT were undefeated at home this season, with five wins and two draws in their last seven games at home.
- PKNS lost more games at home (4) than away (2) this season.
- The two-game losing streak is the worst run for JDT this season.
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Top 3 Predictions
Johor Darul Takzim 2-0 PKNS FC
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Johor Darul Takzim 2-1 PKNS FC
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Johor Darul Takzim 3-2 PKNS FC
- 9.09 %
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Sep 21, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 0 - PKNS FC 2|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Aug 20, 2013||PKNS FC 2 - Johor Darul Takzim 0|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||May 11, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 3 - PKNS FC 1|
|Malaysia Super League (MSL)||Jan 22, 2013||PKNS FC 1 - Johor Darul Takzim 3|
|Malaysia Cup (MC)||Sep 1, 2012||Johor Darul Takzim 2 - PKNS FC 1|
|Johor Darul Takzim|
|Oct 5, 2013||Kelantan FA 6 - Johor Darul Takzim 1||MC|
|Sep 28, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 4 - Kelantan FA 2||MC|
|Sep 21, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 0 - PKNS FC 2||MC|
|Sep 17, 2013||Felda United FC 2 - Johor Darul Takzim 5||MC|
|Aug 31, 2013||Johor Darul Takzim 1 - T-Team FC 2||MC|
|1||Muhammad Zamir bin Selamat||Goalkeeper|
|-||Mohd Farid bin Ramli||Defender|
|-||M. Nazri Ahmad||Defender|
|5||Ahmad Tharmini bin Saiban||Defender|
|-||Mohd Nurul Azwan bin Roya||Midfielder|
|11||Leonel Jorge Núñez||Striker|
|10||Andre Francisco Williams Rocha de Silva||Midfielder|
|20||Zulfadhli bin Mohamed||Goalkeeper|
|-||Ahmad Ezrie Shafizi Sazali||Midfielder|
|6||Mohd Redzuan bin Nawi||Midfielder|
|17||M. Zaquan Adha||Striker|
|14||Mohd Safee Sali||Striker|
|22||Mohd Remezey bin Che Ros||Goalkeeper|
|3||Es Lizuan Zahid bin Amir||Defender|
|20||Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Noor||Defender|
|11||Mohd Nazrin bin Syamsul Bahri||Striker|
|13||Mohd Fauzan bin Dzulkifli||Midfielder|
|33||Muhamad Nazmi Faiz bin Mansor||Midfielder|
|8||Muhammad Khairu Azrin bin Khazali||Midfielder|
|24||Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh||Striker|
|23||Razi Effendi bin Suhit||Goalkeeper|
|5||Mohd Nizad bin Ayub||Midfielder|
|12||Alyy Imran Samarkhan||Midfielder|
|25||Mohd Lot bin Abu Hassan||Midfielder|
|16||Mohd Zulharis bin Mohd Nor||Defender|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed