Malaysia Cup: Which games should you be watching this weekend?
JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM VS SELANGOR
Selangor defeated JDT 3-2 in the reverse group fixture in July and did so in the league at Selayang Stadium the following month, prompting praise from Southern Tigers coach Ulisses Morais, who said the Red Giants could have been challenging for the title.
Both teams have already qualified for the knock-out stages but they will not want to finish second as that would mean a mammoth final eight clash with defending champions Kedah.
JDT, however, look favourites as they only need one point from the game to be held at their Larkin fortress.
The Malaysian champions have won their last 15 home games across all competitions, with their last defeat on home soil dating all the way back to a 2-1 loss to Felda United in the 2015 Malaysia Cup.
PERAK VS FELDA UNITED
These teams are evenly matched on the pitch as well as in the dugout so this Perak Stadium showdown could really go either way.
Just like the JDT vs Selangor encounter, this match will also decide who tops Group B.
Having started the season with different coaches, the appointment of B. Satianathan at Felda and Mehmet Durakovic at Perak have improved the clubs' respective campaigns. There also appears to be more stability.
Perak lead the group on 13 points, while Felda are two points behind in second.
Perak’s home advantage means they will enter the match as favourites. They edged Felda 1-0 in their home league match, although that match was played at Shah Alam Stadium.
In this case, however, a loss would not be the end of the world as Group B’s winner could potentially face Pahang in the next round. The group runners-up, meanwhile, will play debutants PKNP, who despite their fairytale showing so far, may prove the easier opponent.