FFT Expert Analysis: Home United

Former Dutch professional footballer and current Singapore Sports School senior coach Robbie Servais presents an English Premier League standard scout report on the Protectors.

Home United have bounced back from a dismal start to the season to record consecutive victories in the league.

In their last game, they beat Balestier Khalsa 1-0 and several key points were noted by Singapore Sports School senior coach Robbie Servais.

Here is FFT's fourth in-depth analysis of the season!

Home United

The Protectors beat Balestier Khalsa 1-0 after Ken Ilso converted a first-half penalty.

General Overiew

  • The Protectors tend to play with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

  • They try to build up play from behind

  • Much responsibilities fall upon Ken Ilso’s shoulder to get the goals

  • Camara has a high work-rate, as he provides most of the overlaps

  • Home play with a low line at the back

Team Analysis

Home United Scouting Report

Defence

The back four is generally physically strong and they use it to their advantage in the aerial duels.

They do not deal well with having too much space in front of them so they adopt a low backline.

Sirina Camara is a standout in this department due to his willingness to overlap and put in early crosses.

Midfield

Aqhari Abdullah and Ambroise Begue will operate on the flanks when Home attain possession. Regular midfielder Azhar Sairudin was missing through injury while Zulfahmi Arifin was deployed in an advance role as opposed to previous games.

Forwards

Ken Ilso is the most creative player of the lot and he leads Home attacking line. He tends to pressure defenders into hoofing the ball away.

Areas to exploit

The backline can be rather slow to regroup after Home offence loses the ball so a quick counter might just do the trick. They also leave too much gap between midfield and the defence.