Johor Darul Ta'zim FC vs Sabah FA
Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Malaysia.
31.03.23 at 17:00
With the international break over, Johor Darul Ta'zim FC will look to continue their dominant performance when they host second-place Sabah FA at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in the Super League's sixth round.
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Johor Darul Ta'zim FC
The Southern Tigers traveled to MBPJ Stadium for the Super League's fifth round, where they faced off against Selangor FC. Despite being considered the favorites going into the game, cautionary measures had to be taken because they knew their opponent wasn't one to be dismissed. The end result was a 4:0 victory in their favour.
Esteban Solari has unquestionably dispelled any lingering doubts about his suitability as a deserving candidate to lead a team that has been a dominant force in the Super League for nine years in a row, during which time they have consistently finished at the top of the standings.
Since the beginning of the 2022–23 season, he has not strayed from that tradition, and as a result, the Southern Tigers are currently leading the table after just five games played. His ubiquity has also brought about a revamped team that has seen their attacking consistency bring nothing but cohesion, as evidenced by the 21 goals they have scored in just five matches.
With 15 points, they currently occupy first place, two points ahead of Sabah FA, and a victory here will definitely put them in a more comfortable setting.
Sabah FA, on the other hand, did manage to forge their way to success in their 5th round of the Super League when they played Penang FC at home and won 5:2, with Tae-Su Park getting a piece of the action by bagging himself a brace.
With an impressive performance in the last five games, a draw against Sri Pahang FC was the only result that prevented them from making it five consecutive wins; they have gone unbeaten in all games to accrue 13 points.
It goes without saying that they've rallied forward on the right track this season compared to their previous season, where they were immediately met with a 1:0 loss to Negeri Sembilan in their first round of the Super League at home, in which they already had two losses to their name during this period. With oozing confidence amongst them, they'll try to avoid recording their first loss against Esteban Solari's men.
With 13 points they are currently placed in second place and are two points behind a first place finish.
- Johor Darul Ta'zim FC has won five consecutive Super League matches.
- Sabah FA is unbeaten in their last five Super League games.
- In their last five Super League matches, Johor Darul Ta'zim FC has only conceded one goal.
- When playing at home, Johor Darul Ta'zim FC averages 3.3 goals per game, while Sabah FA averages 1.9 goals per game when playing away.
Johor Darul Ta'zim FC has won six of the last seven meetings, Sabah FA has won one, and there have been no draws, with a goal difference of 18-6 in favor of Johor Darul Ta'zim FC.
Expert Betting Tips
There's no denying that Johor Darul Ta'zim FC has been the better team on paper, which is why bookmakers are once again placing faith in them by tagging them as favorites to romp to a comfortable win. However, this game may prove challenging to call because Sabah FA have also been performing really well since the start of the season.
Given that the difference in quality between these two teams is relatively small and that Sabah FA has established itself as a team capable of competing head-to-head with Johor Darul Ta'zim FC based on their performance in their most recent five Super League games, playing a draw to split the points will be more preferable for the Rhinos in this clash.
Expect Johor Darul Ta'zim FC to score a total of three goals in this match. This is expected given that in their last five home games against Sabah FA, they have scored three goals in four of those games.
- Total 1 - Over 2.5 for 1.83
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 2.14
- CS - Johor Darul Ta'zim FC 4:2 Sabah FA for 41.00