Malaysian Super League Preview: Selangor vs SarawakJanuary 20, 2012
Both teams will be hoping to improve on their form in front of goal at Bukit Jalil Stadium on Saturday night
Razman, Nasriq, Dayoub, Gunalan
Asra, Azidan, Gurusamy, Amirulhadi
Bwele, Ramesh, Mazwandi, Yosri
Ronald, Depan, Benedict, Shahrul
Bukit Jalil will be the stage where Selangor host Sarawak this weekend and improving their conversion rate is the priority on both coach’s agenda.
Amri Yahya is the talisman in Selangor’s offensive department but Irfan Bakti lacks options to support him. R. Surendran can be prolific but consistency is an issue, while Selangor’s gamble with forward Lelo Mbele appears to have not paid off. He has failed to shake off his injury and is expected to be replaced soon.
Against Sarawak, Irfan Bakti is likely to continue using Amri alone upfront but he will want midfielders Solihin Kanasian, Safiq Rahim and Amirul Hadi to shoulder more responsibilities as far as attacking is concerned. K. Gurusamy is also expected to continue his role in central midfield, where he has been impressive this season.
With the signings they have made this season, newly promoted Sarawak have shown a lot of intention to not be a mere pushover. Beating the mighty Red Giants will send a very strong signal towards that, but they themselves are currently beleaguered with offensive issues.
Import striker Kalle Sone’s start to the season has been dogged with injuries and is expected to be out for at least another three matches. In his absence youngsters Ravindran Krishan, Rashid Aya andZamri Morshidi will form the attacking line with Guy Bwele pulling the strings in midfield. Saiful Amar Sudar in Sarawak’s goal will be eager to prove a point against his former employers.