Melaka United vs Kedah FC
Hang Jebat Stadium, Malaysia.
09.09.22 at 15:15
Melaka United welcomes Kedah FC to the start of their 18th Malaysian Super League matchday at the Stadion Malini.
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The hosts are in the midst of a terrible period in the Malaysian Super League as they attempt to record a more convincing victory over Kedah FC while steadily sliding down the super league rankings.
When Terengganu FC made sure to hand them their second straight setback on the road by losing to them by a score of 5-0 in their most recent game, they were left hoping to atone for their earlier 4-0 road loss to table-toppers Johor Darul Ta'zim.
They gave off the appearance that they were in control of their main defensive elements in recent games, but the reality was very different as they had allowed 14 goals in the last five games while scoring in 7.
In their last five games, they have collected four points from one win, one draw, and three losses. This disappointing run of play has caused them to occupy the ninth spot in the Malaysian Super League standings as the pressure of needing to win has been intense for them.
The visitors have not experienced even a minor drop in confidence despite the results they have been getting thus far, as they went into each and every one of their games with a positive outlook.
They recently defeated Penang FC at home with a composed 1-0 victory, which prompted them to switch to a more comprehensive defensive style of play to protect their one-goal advantage while continuing to use their offensive side to put pressure on the visitors.
With four points ahead of Melaka United in seventh place in the super league rankings, their chances of finishing first in the rankings have been predicted as impossible at this early stage.
A fourth-place finish is something they can aim for at the moment as it seems as though it's a possibility, but only if there won't be any obvious stumbles in their matches.
While their recent performance—in which they earned at least four points in each of their previous five games—may not be encouraging, they should win this one to put their inconsistent form behind them and start fresh by extending their winning streak to two games.
- In their last five Malaysian Super League games, Kedah FC has only lost one to Melaka United.
- Melaka United scores 1.2 goals on average against Kedah, while Kedah scores 2.4 goals on average against Melaka United.
- When these two teams meet, the average number of goals scored is 3.6.
- Melaka United have gone two games without scoring a goal while conceding a goal in each of their last seven Malaysian Super League games.
- On average, Melaka United scores 1.82 goals per game at home, while Kedah FC scores 0.91 goals per game away.
Melaka United have won four of the last ten meetings, Kedah FC have won six, and there have been no draws.
Expert Betting Tips
Given the previous head-to-head encounters and Melaka United's recent poor performance in games, the bookmakers' slight qualm regarding Melaka United's victory is not surprising.
The fact that Kedah FC have consistently outperformed the hosts in the majority of their games means they will undoubtedly have one strategy up their sleeves to secure a victory.
Having the home field advantage should help Melaka United get on the right track, so we think they have a good chance of scoring twice in this game, even though it won't be easy.
We'll also be overlooking the fact that they failed to score in two straight games because that was an unfortunate ordeal for them.
- Total 1 - Over 1.5 for 2.13
- Goals - Over 3 for 2.01
- 1X for 1.55