Stadium: Toa Payoh Stadium
Time: 18.08.2022, 02:45
The AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) title race took another twist after a failed attempt by the home side after levelling on point with Lion City at the top of the league. On Friday, Albirex Niigata will square off with Tampines rovers at the Toa Payoh Stadium in a must-win game.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Albirex Niigata (2nd)
Last five matches WWDWD
The home side had a setback the last time out as they were edged at home by Geylang United. The match which saw Niigata take the lead in the early minutes turned out to be a dissenting one when the visitors hijacked the lead. Fortunately for the home side, after some series of pressure from them which forced the visitors to make an error that led to an own goal. It finished (2-2) as both teams went with a point each.
It will be quite interesting to note that Albirex Niigata have been below par in recent games and their results are not exhibiting how bad they have been considering the quality of their squad.
However, Albirex Niigata have been in tremendous form over the season with twelve wins, six draws, and two losses, and they trail the table topper with three points They have scored the most goals (66) and conceded the second-fewest goals (27).
Niigata have lost twice, won seven and drawn twice in the past eleven games at home.
Tampines Rovers (4th)
Last five matches: WLLWW
The visiting side continue their resurgence in the league with back-to-back wins. It's not a coincidence that they have scored eight goals in the last two away games. They have been some great football and a win here would move them above Tanjong Pagar in the third spot.
They aim to qualify for the Asian AFC tournament, which happens to be their most prominent focus. They have been playing great in recent games and just need to keep up with the performance to finish strong this season.
Tampines Rovers have three, drawn two and lost five in the last ten away games.
Expert Betting Tips
Albirex Niigata have drawn four and won twelve, while Tampines Rovers have recorded four wins in the last twenty games together.
Albirex Niigata are aware of the implications of recording another stalemate or defeat, and the ball is in their court as they battle Lion City for the league. They can reduce the lead at the top to zero pending when Lion City resumes action. We believe they will get the win for 1.41.
One thing is sure with the visitors, Tampines Rovers will always get the goals even if it means they will be on the losing side. They have had BTTS in the last ten games in the league. Bet on 12 and BTTS 1.80.
Albirex Niigata will go hard this time, and won't hold back at halftime. Bet on halftime win for 1.80.