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Young Lions journey to Bishan Stadium on Saturday for the S League tie with hosts Balestier Khalsa.
View all of the Balestier Khalsa v Young Lions predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Balestier Khalsa will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-0 S League losing effort in their last game against Albirex Niigata Singapore.
Matches with Balestier Khalsa have usually been exciting affairs recently with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, a total of 24 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 9 of them being chalked up by The Tigers.
Since being beaten in their last game against Tampines Rovers in S League competition, Young Lions and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The forward players for Young Lions have struggled for goals over their previous 6 games, contributing the poor return of just 4. In those fixtures, The Young Lions have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 18. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 10/06/2018 tells us that Balestier Khalsa have won 4 of these games and Young Lions 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Tigers and 3 being from The Young Lions. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
Team News: Balestier Khalsa
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Balestier Khalsa gaffer Khidhir Khamis to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Ensar Bruncevic (Knee Problems) misses out.
Team News: Young Lions
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Young Lions manager Fandi Ahmad to contend with. Shahrulnizam Mazlan (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
It looks to us that Balestier Khalsa should convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Young Lions may well find it hard getting on the scoresheet but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Balestier Khalsa after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bishan Stadium (3,500)
Captain: Zaiful Nizam
Chairman: Selvaratnam Thavaneson
Manager: Khidhir Khamis
Competitions: S League position 6