Match Preview: Geylang International vs Home United
By Eagles Admin on 23 July 2013
Eagles’ at training at Bedok Stadium last evening.
The RHB Singapore Cup have often seen results that are not in tandem with league performances. This year, Geylang International FC have already made a mess of the form book when Woodlands Wellington succumbed 4-1 to a Captain Jozef Kaplan-led onslaught in the first round.
For the first time this season, Coach V Kanan will have all his foreign players at his disposal and the return of the delightful Stefan Milojevic will strengthen a steadily improving Eagles side. After all, it was a team without Captain Jozef Kaplan that held their ground against DPMM FC in the last game and was unlucky to not get at least a point.
Feeling rather done in when they lost 2-1 to Home United two weeks ago, the Eagles have the opportunity to set right that game with this Singapore Cup quarter-final tie over two legs. The Protectors can expect to face the heat when the Eagles bear down on them with vengeance on their minds.
Favourites on paper for this tie, Home United FC will be looking at the RHB Singapore Cup as their best hope for a trophy this season, especially with their league title chances dimming into the distance after two consecutive league defeats.
Coach Lee Lim Saeng will definitely be ordering his charges to give their all as a first-tie advantage will be very crucial to both teams. The ever so impressive midfield marshal, Lee Kwan Woo, is always dangerous and will want to establish his dominance over the Eagles after his potency was for the most parts neutralised by the Eagles previously.
Another potential threat is the evergreen former Eagle, Indra Sahdan. Though not scoring much this season, the current Singapore International can still punish if given the chance and he will want to impress.
Neutrals and fans alike are encouraged to tear the form book apart or use it to fan themselves for tonight’s tie amidst the sure-to-be sizzling atmosphere of the RHB Singapore Cup quarter-final clash.
After all, it was not too long ago, in 2009, when the RHB Singapore Cup was raised by then captain Noor Ali and brought back to Bedok Stadium against all odds.
The dream is very much alive and the Eagles will only have one thing to say to the Protectors tonight;
Bring them on!