Sarawak face bitter rival Selangor in a game which will surely be packed with emotions as the Crocs try to rebound from the huge defeat to Lions XII.
Robert Alberts will be missing maestro Guy Bwele in the midfield due to suspension, as he looks to strategize his game plan with both Sani Anuar and Ashri Chuchu also out.
With vacancies available at numerous positions, Alberts is expected to play Saiful Amar Sudar between the post, while relying on experienced Sharol Saperi to fill in the gap left by Guy Bwele.
Alberts will also be tempted to play Khairul Azahar Eidros whom has shown great progress in the previous games he has featured in.
Former World Cup player Joel Epalle seems to be a certain start, with Zamri Morshidi again trusted to partner him upfront.
Selangor on the other hand will be banking on hitman Bosko Balaban to propel the Red Giants to a victory in the Sarawak State Stadium. Apart from Balaban, national player Mohd Safiq Rahim can prove to be a painful menace to the Crocs defence.
Despite Irfan Bakti’s huge intention to score a victory in Kuching, he will however be wary of unpredictable Sarawak whom held them at Bukit Jalil in the first leg.
Sarawak will hope to take full advantage of their intimidating home ground, and close up the gap with the league leaders in hope to finish top five in the league. Selangor however will be keen to bring home the full three points to challenge for the league title.
With that said, we believe Sarawak has the edge and will come out on top in this game.
Prediction: Sarawak to win by a two goal margin.