Perak will be looking to keep up their excellent form in the Malaysia Super League on Tuesday when travel to Negri Sembilan.
By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Following a run of four games without defeat, Seladang have climbed up to third on the table but are set for a tough test at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium when they take on fifth-placed Negri.
However, Perak have been particularly impressive in their last two matches – a 2-2 draw with Terengganu and a 2-0 win over Selangor – and with star midfielder Michal Kubala enjoying a good spell, coach Norizan Bakar will be optimistic in his side’s chances of success.
Nonetheless, his defence is one area that has let him down slightly this season, and with Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona and Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali leading the line for Negri, all signs are pointing towards an entertaining encounter.
With defending champions Kelantan not in action on Tuesday, league leaders LIONSXII will be looking to move six points clear with a win at bottom side Kuala Lumpur.
Despite being at opposite ends of the table, V. Sundramoorthy’s men only managed a 2-1 win over the City Boys earlier this season, and having played four games more than the Red Warriors, it is imperative for the LIONSXII to win if they are to keep alive their increasingly-slim title hopes.
Terengganu, who on Monday announced Peter Butler as their new coach, entertain Sarawak, although the Englishman will be watching this game from the sidelines.
The Turtles, whose poor run of form saw former boss Mat Zan Mat Aris hand in his resignation after pressure from the fans, also have an AFC Cup Round of 16 tie against Kelantan to look forward to next Wednesday, and it will be interesting to see how strong a side they put out.
Elsewhere, Sabah entertain T-Team, Selangor will look to get back to winning ways against Felda United, while Kedah host PKNS FC.
Tuesday’s Malaysia Super League Fixtures
Sabah vs T-Team
Selangor vs Felda United
Negri Sembilan vs Perak
Kedah vs PKNS FC
Kuala Lumpur vs LIONSXII
Terengganu vs Sarawak