Malaysia Cup quarter-finals – Who will get an early advantage?
Negri Sembilan vs Kedah
Sun August 28 | Paroi Stadium | 9pm
Last Meeting: Negri Sembilan 2 Kedah 0 (MPL; August 14 2015)
Form: Negri – WLLWL; Kedah – LWWWW
Summary: Kedah will know well that their Malaysia Super League (MSL) status will count for nothing in this tie. The Red Eagles were plying their trade in the second tier just last year, and went to reach the Malaysia Cup final.
Negri Sembilan, who have failed to return to the top flight for the third time this season, have showed some fight in this competition and having progressed ahead of Malaysia Premier League (MPL) leaders Malacca and powerhouses Terengganu, Gary Phillips will be hoping that an extended run in the competition will provide assurance to his job.
Negri may keep their fingers crossed that Kedah, who have occasionally had off days, do not turn up in their best stride. On paper, however, Tan Cheng Hoe’s men are among the better squads in the competition and have proved their worth numerous times this year.
Prediction: Negri 1 Kedah 1