FA Cup quarter-final second leg preview: KL, Sabah and PDRM out to defy odds

Top flight sides Perak, Kedah and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) enter the return leg with only a one-goal advantage. Will the international break affect the rhythm of some or will it improve their fortunes? 

Kuala Lumpur vs Perak

Fri April 1 | Selayang Stadium | 9pm

Last meeting: KL 0 Perak 1 (FA Cup)

Form: Perak – WDWDD; KL – LDWWD

Player to watch: Vokhid Shodiev (Perak)

Billed as: KL’s bid to upset order

Summary: Perak’s defence will have to stand their ground for this one or they could be embarrassed by the Malaysia Premier League (MPL) leaders, who will have the backing of the crowd in Selayang.

Shahrul Saad and Thiago Junior Aquino could be put under pressure if Perak’s attack fails to grab their chances at the other end. This match should have been over but the Bos Gaurus squandered a host of chances, including point-blank sitters in the first leg.

Perak are having problems finding the back of the net this season, only managing one goal in five Malaysia Super League (MSL) outings. Their defence, however, have been difficult to breach in those matches, conceding only two goals.

Prediction: KL 1 Perak 0 (KL to win on penalties)