新加坡聯 2-27 19:30 卡沙 - 新潟天鵝乙隊
Balestier Khalsa vs Albirex Niigata
fair odds for me for away win here 1.65 maximum
Albirex showed after first two rounds that they are main candidate together with Tampines for the title this season, they took two big wins in first two rounds and showed pretty good football and that give me confidence to bet on them agian. Coach annouced that they have finally full squad available.
Balestier lost many important players from last season, lets say that they lost more than half of their starting line and that new signings are not even close to the same level.... HEng(mf 26/0), key midifler Cmajcanin(mf 27/2), Feng(mf 19/1), Wenxua(mf 19/1), Jamil(df 19/0), Yusop(df 20/0), key defender Cerina(df 24/1) ALL LEFT CLUB.
Balestier lost in 1st round vs poor and ultra young Young Lions (while Albirex won Young Lions easily with 0-5), true Balestier deserved much more in that game but still it was big dissapointment. Also they didnt showed nothing more in AFC Cup game where they just draw vs Maldives side... And after all this problems and unlucky results biggest problem are absences.. foreign players Pericic(23/9 2nd scorer ls) and Lotinac(df 27/1 best defender ls) are injured, Wai Loon(df 9/0 ls) still dont have permission to play, Zainal(new great signing) and Noh(att 14/3 ls) received injuries in AFC's game and now they are doubtful.
Balestier played game on midweek while Albirex had full week to rest and refresh and that is another plus for Albirex, imo Albirex should take win here.