Melaka United vs Petaling Jaya CFC
Hang Jebat Stadium, Malaysia.
20.07.22 at 16:00
Two sides that have been erratic in recent matches in terms of their results come head to head in a bid for three points, and a point won't be enough for either side to fully satisfy them.
PJ City will be hoping to end their seven-match winless streak by claiming a memorable victory against a team from which they are separated by only two points in the league standings.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Having got lucky, I must say the hosts enter this match after an intense clash against Selangor on the 5th of July, in which they were able to record a 2-0 at home to claim three points.
Selangor pretty much had the upper hand in terms of possession in that game and missed a lot of chances to convert either one of them into goals, which gave Melaka United the ultimatum to punish the visitors.
A brilliant combination of play that saw Ifedayo Olusegun net two goals, one coming in the 39th minute of the first half and the other in the 57th minute of the second half.
Their creativity and agility in that match against Selangor was unmatched and that paid off for them to out them in 8th place with 12 points out of the 10 games they've played.
Sarawak Utd put a halt to their three match unbeaten streak on the road by defeating them to a 2-3 scoreline with a late goal from the visitors to break the 2-2 deadlock. A continuation of their streak could be revived once more if they successfully claim a win against PJ City.
Petaling Jaya CFC
Served on a silver platter was a victory unattended for them for the taking, but they only took half of what was offered to them as they walked out of KLFA Stadium with only a point in their hands after a 0-0 stalemate draw against Kuala Lumpur this past Saturday.
As fortunate as they were, a point was certainly not what they were seeking and three points would've gone a long way for them in determining their position in the league standings when the time to lock horns with Melaka United came to light.
Unfortunately, the hosts proved to be a tough opponent for them to breakdown, which in this case came as no surprise to them as they were the uninvited guests playing on the road and claiming a win on their turf was going to be an arduous task.
A rocky road it has been for them as they don't have a win in their last 7 games, collecting 4 draws and 3 losses. Counting only their last 7 away games across all competitions, they've failed to register a win in any of them and a similar fate can be repeated as they are on the road again against the hosts.
Expert Betting Tips
At present, separated by 2 points from 8th placed Melaka United, the visitors could envision themselves getting something out of this encounter, but at the moment, their current 'away stats' are not at all pointing them to a win but another disappointing outcome.
Melaka United will have to be smart about their approach in this match if they are to retain all three points, as PJ City can be tricky at most times. Both sides will surely get on the scoreboard, which is why a goal by both teams is inevitable.
We could possibly see goals in this match with both sides not very good in keeping clean sheets and their defensive approach not being one to really count on.
- Both teams to score (Yes) for 1.72
- Over 2.5 Goals for 1.65
- W1 for 1.61
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