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  • January 14, 2012
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Malaysian Super League Preview: Kedah vs LionsXII

Malaysian Super League Preview: Kedah vs LionsXII

Zeng Liwei

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


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

KEDAH

Hadi
Sabree, Danilo, Thiru, Fauzi
Khyril, Amar, Faizal, Fiqry
Daniel, Shazuan


LIONSXII

Izwan
Irwan, Hariss, Baihakki, Juma'at
Fazli, Shahdan, Isa, Yasir
Shahri
Agu

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.

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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 is expected to announce an unchanged line-up despite a forgettable outing for Captain Shahril Ishak upfront. Shahril was brought off in the second half in place of the less experience Sufian Annuar.

But Kedah have not had a flattering star 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.

With both sides having had a negative start to their season, the prospect of an enthralling game is certainly evident and although LionsXII might have a better overall squad, home advantage could very well do the trick for the Canaries on Saturday.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Kedah

Singapore LIONSXII

Wins
1
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman KED
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman Kedah
Draw
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
Singapore LIONSXII FC Singapore LIONSXII
45%
44%

Top 3 Predictions

Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman KED
2 - 1
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman KED
1 - 2
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman KED
1 - 1
Singapore LIONSXII FC LIO

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