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Negri vs Perlis
Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi
The league title chaser is down in Paroi tonight to face Negri who are suffering a loss of form in the past couple of weeks. Negri defence leaked in total of 10 goals in the past five matches and 9 in the past two weeks alone. Much have been put down to fatigue factor due to FAM’s terrible fixture arrangements and missing several key players through injuries and suspensions.
Despite suffering a humiliating defeat in Pasir Gudang at the weekend, Negri fans can bank in on their squad’s superb home forms of eight wins, two draws and no losses with averaging 2.7 goals scored and 0.45 goals conceded. However, it has to be pointed out that Perlis has a good record against Negri mostly from their league domination of late years.
Perlis squad, clouded with financial problems off the field are not without worries and concerns on it too. Against Selangor last weekend, forward Fakri Shaarani and star striker Nizaruddin Yusof were widely criticised after failing to capitalise a few clear chances whilst their dodgy defence and midfield were frequently caught out of play and nearly gave the opposition a precious goal.
Tonight, Negri are again without stopper Farizal Harun (shoulder), Zaquan Adha (knee), Halim Zainal (virus) and the latest Idris Karim who is complaining of groin strain whilst their young centre forward, Firdaus Azizul is serving two-match ban following his straight red from last weekend’s encounter. The good news is Shukor Adan is available again for squad selection tonight.
The title is out of Negri’s reach now but they still have the big say on who would win it this year. Hobin jang hobin!
Negri line up from; Sani Kamsani, Mohd Khairudin, Rahman Zabul, Aidil Razak, Tg. Qayyum, Alif Samsudin, Affandy Adimel, Syukri Ismail, Ching Hong Aik, S. Kunalan, Shahurain Samah, Shukor Adan, Rezal Yahya, Asyraf Al-Japri.
Negri last five form: WLDLL
Perlis last five form: LDWWD
Negri Home – Wins: 6 Draws: 2 Losses: 0
Perlis Away – Wins: 7 Draws: 1 Losses: 2
Negri Average Goals scored (home): 2.7
Negri Average Goals conceded (home): 0.4
Perlis Average Goals scored (away): 1.7
Perlis Average Goals condeded (away): 1.0
Negri Home Clean sheets: 6
Perlis Away Clean sheets: 2
Negri leading scorer: Zaquan Razak 9 goals
Perlis leading scorer: Nizaruddin Yusof 12 goals