Both Kedah and LionsXII will be eager to register their first win on Saturday and that should make for a feisty encounter at Darul Aman Stadium
Sabree, Danilo, Thiru, Fauzi
Khyril, Amar, Faizal, Fiqry
Irwan, Hariss, Baihakki, Juma'at
Fazli, Shahdan, Isa, Yasir
V.Sundramoorthy will be taking the LionsXII on their first away match of their big return to the Malaysia Super League, and it will be in familiar territories in Alor Star, Kedah.
The Dazzler was a star player for the Canaries in the early 1990s and famously starred in their first ever Malaysia Cup success in 1990 when they overcame Singapore 3-1. 22 years later, he'll be hoping for a better result for his home nation.
A fairytale altering defeat to Kelantan in the opening match would have taken some gloss off the LionsXII's return but spirits are no less dampened. Sundramoorthy will be without Safuwan Baharudin who picked up an injury on Tuesday night and Hariss Harun could deputise at centre-back while either the young Madhu Mohana or Shevki Sha'ban are options as well.
But Kedah have not had a flattering start themselves. A 3-0 defeat to T-Team on opening day provoked plenty of cricism from their own fans. The absence of Wan Jamak Wan Hassan on their touchline due to suspension seems to be taking it's toll as they were absolutely shambolic against T-Team.
Shazuan Matthews could be given a start alongside Brazilian striker Daniel Soares, while Fiqry Mat Isa should be given the nod ahead of Sany Mat, who was largely disappointing against T-Team. However, talismanic captain Baddrol Bakthiar is likely to be absent again due to a hamstring injury.