Tampines Rovers vs Harimau Muda by Sors
Brunei DPMM has two points advantage over Tampines Rovers, but Tampines Rovers will play against Harimau Muda in the last round, while Brunei DPMM has much more difficult test against good team like Balestier Khalsa.
The hosts had problems during the entire first half of the season, but all these problems now seem overcome, as Tampines Rovers will enter into that game with eight wins from the last eleven rounds (8-1-2 22/10), the last two of them against Home United on Nov. 8 (3-2/away) and Albirex Niigata last Friday (1-0/away).
Tampines Rovers is a team, whose backbone is composed almost entirely by players with big experience in this league like Jufri Taha (def.), Shaiful Esah (def.), Ismail Yunos (def.), Ismadi Mukhtar (midf.), Fahrudin Mustafic (midf.), Isa Halim (midf.), Robert Alviz (midf.), Rodrigo Tosi (forw.), etc., who know how to play in such games and whose motivation is not in question.
Of course, their fate is not entirely in their hands, but it doesn’t change the fact that the hosts need to win this match by at least two goals difference to keep their hopes alive.
Harimau Muda is actually the Malaysia national under-22 football team and although the guests won seven points from their last three games in the league against Young Lions (1-1/away), Home United (1-0/home) and Hougang United (1-2/away), there are two things that must be taken into account here.
At first place: Harimau Muda is a team, built almost entirely of young and/or inexperienced players and second – the guests have lost eight of their previous eleven games against teams from top 4 (1-2-8 4/19), including their last visit at this stadium on Sept. 15 (1-5).
Tampines Rovers excels Harimau Muda in terms of experience and individual qualities of the players and I think that the hosts are able to win this match with more than one goal difference.
|Tampines Rovers - 1 EH||BetVictor||2.15||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.