S-League Preview Week 12
Brunei DPMM v Hougang United
Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, 8.15 pm
Photo courtesy of FAS
After outclassing Woodlands 3-0 last week, a second consecutive match at home for DPMM sees them taking on Hougang United in a stadium where they have only dropped one point this season. That win saw them return to the top of the table, and they will be fancying their chances of staying there against a Cheetahs side looking to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Bruneian outfit love to attack, with forwards Basiru Osman, Rodrigo Grahl and Shahrazen Said forming a potent offensive trident which has seen them contributing to 14 out of the 21 goals that their side have amassed in ten games, a tally that is matched only by Tampines Rovers.
Hougang will have their hands full dealing with them, as commanding centreback Stanislav Vidakovic is ruled out due to injury, while captain Lau Meng Meng is suspended after picking up five yellow cards this season. Mercurial winger Jordan Webb will need to come up with the goods once again if his side are to get anything out of this, with striker Mamadou Diallo struggling to find the back of the net upfront.
It will be a battle of the Croatian head coaches, but Nenad Bacina will have to rack his brains to figure out a way to beat compatriot Vjeran Simunic.
DPMM last five games: WWWLW
Hougang last give games: WLLLL
Prediction: DPMM to continue piling on the misery for Hougang with a 2-0 win.