MSL Big Bet Preview: Terengganu derby to explode, Kuala Lumpur to struggle

The derby between Terengganu and T-Team is set to be an explosive one while the City Boys are likely to continue their poor start to the season


Kedah FA
Kelantan FA

Kedah fans will be worried ahead of this one, especially with their side not having a flattering start to the season. The Canaries have looked well below par this campaign and are yet to score a single goal after three matches. Kelantan will aim to exploit their stuttering form and the Red Warriors will be eager to do so in style. With Norshahrul Idlan Talaha hitting goalscoring form, it could very well be a comfortable victory for the visiting side.

Selangor FA
Sarawak FA

Selangor have also relatively looked subdued this season, only managing a single victory in their first three matches. Irfan Bakti has already urged his players to step up their game in order to build consistency and will want to win this one. Lelo Mbele might get a debut against Sarawak, while the visiting side will be eager to bounce back from their defeat to T-Team. Robert Alberts will have some tricks up his sleeve but with the Red Giants looking solid at home, it's unlikely for the visiting side to claim anything from the game.

Negeri Sembilan FA
  Felda United FC

With Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona on red hot form, expect Negeri Sembilan to outperform Felda United. Buoyed by the partnership of Owona and Ahmad Shakir Ali upfront, the Deers will attempt to bang in goals against a slick Felda United side. E. Elavarasan's men will be confident after a solid start to the season but Felda have often looked disappointing on their travels. Negeri are certainly favourites to take all three points in this one.

Kuala Lumpur FA

It will be a contest between two struggling sides in the Super League. Kuala Lumpur have yet to collect a single point, while PKNS have only managed two draws and a defeat from their first three matches so far. Razip Ismail is having a nightmare time with his inexpensively built squad and will head into this clash as the underdogs. PKNS have shown glimpses of promise this season and are certainly massive favourites to notch their first victory in this one. The away side performed admirably in their draw against Kelantan and will look to stamp their authority against the City Boys.

Sabah FA

Kota Kinabalu will be welcoming the Singaporeans after 18 years as Sabah take on LionsXII at the Likas Stadium on Saturday. Having chalked up their first victory against Kuala Lumpur, V. Sundramoorthy's side will certainly look to build on from there. However, they are facing an injury crisis on the offensive department, which could be a blessing in disguise for the Borneo side. Sabah has always looked strong in their fortress and expect Michael Baird and gang to go for the kill in this one.

 Terengganu FA
  T-Team FC

The Terengganu derby is set to be a magnificent affair this time around. Both teams have looked promising in their first three games with T-Team setting the bar high by topping the Super League table. However, the Turtles look strong for this one, as their foreign signings were terrific during their debut against Sarawak. Francis Doe and Erison Da Silva will be key for the home side and expect them to be the difference in this hot derby clash.

Johor FC
Perak FA

Johor FC will be keen to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Kelantan, while Perak are all hyped up for this clash. The Seladangs have had three tough matches against Terengganu, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and have notched up two wins from it. Norizan Bakar's men will be eager to continue that run of form against Johor at the JCorp Stadium. Akhmal Rizal Rakhli will be the man to watch, in a match that has all the attributes needed to be a memorable one.

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