Match Preview: Hougang United vs Geylang International
By Eagles Admin on 22 June 2014
Geylang International will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face Hougang United at Hougang Stadium on Monday night. After a stunning victory over defending champions Tampines Rovers and a draw against table-toppers Brunei DPMM, the Eagles came crashing back to earth after a surprise 3-2 loss at home to Harimau Muda last Thursday.
While it was always going to be a major ask to beat a side who have managed impressive wins over Albirex Niigata (S), Warriors and Home United in the last fortnight and recently drew with Tampines Rovers in a tightly fought contest at Clementi Stadium, the Eagles will be boosted by a new addition to their squad in 27-year old German striker, Thorsten Schneider.
Thorsten Schneider had cleared the mandatory 2.4km Fitness Test last week and will replace young Argentinian midfielder Joaquin Lopez who has been moved to the Prime League squad.
The German is expected to start and play behind Eagles’ top scorer Leonel Felice as the team look to recover from the shock home loss to Harimau Muda.