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The S League tie at Bishan Stadium on Saturday sees home side Lion City Sailors welcome Geylang International.
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Lion City Sailors
Lion City Sailors fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-8 S League success against Hougang United.
For Lion City Sailors, goals were scored by Diego Lopes (11'), Richairo Živković (27' Own goal, 47', 74') and Maxime Lestienne (78', 83').
It has been seldom in recent times where Lion City Sailors have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Lion City Sailors have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 14 goals along the way.
Geylang International will go into this clash following on from a 3-0 S League win against Young Lions in their previous fixture.
The numbers tell their own story, and Geylang International have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 17 goals in total. Defensively, Geylang International just haven’t been too solid at all. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be replicated in this match.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/03/2022 tells us that Lion City Sailors have won 3 of these games & Geylang International 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
14 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Sailors and 6 created by The Eagles. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was S League match day 5 on 07/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Geylang International 1-2 Lion City Sailors.
Team News: Lion City Sailors
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Lion City Sailors boss Do-Hoon Kim to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Kodai Tanaka (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Nur Adam Abdullah, Pedro Henrique and Rui Pires.
Team News: Geylang International
Geylang International manager Mohd Ali has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Huzaifah Aziz (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Vincent Bezecourt (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be making appearances. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Ahmad Syahir and Naufal Azman.
Our thinking is that Lion City Sailors have it within them to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Geylang International could well struggle to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Lion City Sailors when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Lion City Sailors
Stadium: Bishan Stadium (6,254)
Captain: Hariss Harun
Chairman: Forrest Li
Manager: Do-Hoon Kim
Competitions: S League position 2, AFC Champions League (Group F)