Match Preview: Eagles Hunger for Success Against the Jaguars
Updated: Mar 18, 2022
Geylang International are determined to make amends when they visit Tanjong Pagar United at the Jurong East Stadium in a Singapore Premier League match this Saturday (March 19).
Despite fighting hard to secure at least a point against the Cheetahs, the Eagles felt undone by a long-range strike by Hougang United forward André Moritz right after the equaliser. The last-gasp defeat has burst the euphoria from Geylang International's impressive victory over Lion City Sailors and brought a reality check on the challenges that lie ahead in the season.
Clinical finishing from the Eagles would be key to securing a result against the Jaguars. Encouragingly, Geylang International had a total of 20 shots against Hougang United, more than their opponents' 12. If the Eagles had put away those chances before the Cheetahs' fightback, the result would have been in favour to the team in green.
In contrast to Geylang International's misfortune, Tanjong Pagar United have started the season unbeaten and found themselves at the summit of the league table. The Jurong East-based side are able to build on their stunning win over Albirex Niigata with a draw and a win against Hougang United and Balestier Khalsa, respectively.
The Jaguars' strong start to the season can be credited to the team firing on all cylinders. They are currently the second-highest goal scoring team in the league with six different goal scorers. A Jaguars onslaught is to be expected and the Eagles defence would have to tighten up.
Team news: For the third game running, Geylang International remain injury-free. The club have been blessed with an empty treatment room this season.
Player to watch: Šime Žužul - The Croatian forward had the most number of shots against Hougang United (seven), finding the net once. The Eagles are relying on Žužul as a source of goals and hope their frontman would find his scoring boots against the Jaguars.