October 24, Thursday, 7.30p.m., Bedok Stadium
Bottom side Courts Young Lions travel to Geylang International hoping to repeat their victorious ways against the same opponents, whom they shocked 1-0 just two matches ago.
That victory was only their second of the campaign, where they are destined to finish bottom of Tier 2, although they are only one point shy of making it double digits for their tally.
With the least amount of goals scored and highest conceded, it has not been a good year for the Young Lions for the most part. But they have put in better performances in the latter half of the campaign and one will not bet against them from coming away with a result against the Eagles.
Coach Aide Iskandar will have to do without the suspended Farhan Rahmat, but with the reliable Afiq Yunos to anchor the defence, he will be reassured. He will look to top scorer Sherif El Masri and partner Sahil Suhaimi for the goals and an attacking mentality can be expected as the former Singapore captain has targeted a strong finish to the season.
With three games left, counterpart Vedhamuthu Kanan will be looking for the same from his side, who were excellent in their 3-0 victory over Warriors FC last time out at the same ground.
Captain Jozef Kaplan and Stefan Milojevic combined to devastating effect in that match as they accounted for all the goals, rubbishing notions that they couldn't work well together. Slovakian attacker Kaplan bagged a brace to soar joint-top of the scoring charts with 13, continuing his wonderful season, and will once again be a major threat with his Serbian-born partner.
Taufiq Ghani and Delwinder Singh are available again after being suspended for the last game, while Wahyudi Wahid will be keen to continue his fine form after good displays in recent matches.
Geylang are still in with a chance of topping Tier 2 and they will use that as motivation, but the Young Lions will not roll over here.