Terengganu clear favourites to edge out NS for quarterfinal berth

goal.com, Tue 17 Sep, 02:58
Negeri Sembilan are mathematically still in a shout to make it to the knockout round but faces a monumental task in final group match against Kedah.

Group A of the 2019 Malaysia Cup takes centrestage today as Kedah take on Negeri Sembilan (NS) while PKNS FC host Terengganu FC (TFC). Kedah have already secured one of the two spots from the group after their 3-2 win over TFC in the penultimate round of the group stages last weekend.

Which means there's only one slot left to be fought out between TFC and NS with the former now sitting in second place with nine points while the latter are in third with six points. But the big advantage to TFC is their goal difference which stands at +4 while NS are at -2, so a big six goal swing is needed even if NS win and TFC lose tonight.

There's no doubt that NS have shown in this cup competition that despite their Premier League status, they are able to mix it up against the Super League teams and a victory away to Kedah at Darul Aman Stadium isn't entirely impossible. Yet, it would be unimaginable for them to win by a huge margin, which is what they need.

Kedah too is unlikely to take things easy despite them already confirming a place in the quarterfinals. With the second place in Group B facing the almighty task of meeting Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) in the next stage, Aidil Shahrin will be ensuring that his players maintain top spot in the group.

Over in Group A, only the one match is set to take place today after illness struck Petaling Jaya City FC players. Their match against PKNP FC at Manjung Municipal Council Stadium will now take place on September 20 to allow time for K. Devan's players to recover for the winner-take-all match.

That leaves the dead rubber match of UiTM FC playing against JDT to be played later today. Win the win over PJ City in their last match, JDT not only advanced to the quarterfinal but also ensured that their lead at the top of the group is an unassaibable one. UiTM only have pride left to play for as their close out their 2019 season looking to earn their first point of the competition.

Follow Goal Malaysia on Instagram

View this post on Instagram

Disebabkan jerebu, game malam pun kena ada water break.. Rare sight of a night water break. #Haze. #MalaysiaCup #PJCvJDT

A post shared by Goal Malaysia (@goal_malaysia) on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:36am PDT

Top News
Genoa appoint Motta as new coach with former PSG player eyeing bizarre formation Lucas Hernandez out for a long time, confirms Bayern Munich sporting director Eze and Ejaria star as Reading hold QPR Real Madrid hand Rodrygo 'surprise' Champions League debut Zidane not worried about Hazard after Real Madrid star misses sitter in Champions League win Dybala: Juventus on course for Champions League success Guardiola gives Foden full backing despite Champions League red card Mbappe sends PSG message with star Champions League showing Partizan vs Manchester United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions Kane eyeing victory over Liverpool after Tottenham's 'ruthless' 5-0 thumping of Red Star 'Who is not nominated?!' - Klopp takes pride in seeing seven Liverpool nominees for Ballon d'Or Mahrez shines as Manchester City thrash Atalanta Zidane happy for Courtois after Real Madrid keep Champions League clean sheet Mbappe breaks Messi's Champions League record as youngest player to score 15 goals Morocco's El-Arabi scores in Olympiacos defeat to Bayern Munich 'I should have had four!' - Sterling rues missed chance after hat-trick performance Real men watch Tau and not The Queen Mzansi - South African fans Manchester City suffer injury blow with Rodri forced off against Atalanta in Champions League Coventry vs Fleetwood Town Match Preview Ipswich vs Rotherham Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews Peterborough vs Accrington Stanley Match Preview Olympiacos hooligans attack Bayern fans and the players respond... with a rondo Lille vs Valencia Match Preview Slavia Prague vs Barcelona Match Preview Inter Milan vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview Genk vs Liverpool Match Preview RB Leipzig vs Zenit St Petersburg Match Preview Neymar unable to open his Ferrari after dinner date Benfica vs Lyon Match Preview Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli Match Preview
Top Games
Ajax
-
Chelsea
2.36 | 3.73 | 2.99
Today at 12:55
RB Leipzig
-
Zenit Saint Petersburg
1.60 | 4.30 | 5.71
Today at 12:55
Benfica
-
Lyon
2.25 | 3.58 | 3.30
Today at 15:00
Genk
-
Liverpool
10.18 | 6.62 | 1.27
Today at 15:00
Inter
-
Borussia Dortmund
2.27 | 3.52 | 3.30
Today at 15:00
Lille
-
Valencia
2.69 | 3.32 | 2.83
Today at 15:00
Red Bull Salzburg
-
Napoli
2.77 | 3.91 | 2.43
Today at 15:00
Slavia Praha
-
Barcelona
8.02 | 5.30 | 1.39
Today at 15:00
AZ Alkmaar
-
FC Astana
1.37 | 5.03 | 8.26
Tomorrow at 12:55
Bsc Young Boys
-
Feyenoord
1.86 | 4.09 | 3.86
Tomorrow at 12:55
CSKA Moscow
-
Ferencvarosi TC
1.52 | 4.34 | 6.25
Tomorrow at 12:55
FC Porto
-
Rangers
1.45 | 4.63 | 6.99
Tomorrow at 12:55
FK Partizan
-
Manchester Utd
Tomorrow at 12:55
Gent
-
VFL Wolfsburg
2.80 | 3.62 | 2.46
Tomorrow at 12:55
Ludogorets
-
Espanyol
Tomorrow at 12:55
Roma
-
Borussia Monchengladbach
2.21 | 3.79 | 3.10
Tomorrow at 12:55
Arsenal
-
Vitoria Guimaraes
Tomorrow at 15:00
Celtic
-
Lazio
2.58 | 3.63 | 2.65
Tomorrow at 15:00
Dynamo Kyiv
-
FC Copenhagen
Tomorrow at 15:00
Eintracht Frankfurt
-
Standard Liege
1.46 | 4.72 | 6.50
Tomorrow at 15:00
PSV
-
Lask Linz
1.59 | 4.30 | 5.40
Tomorrow at 15:00
Sevilla
-
F91 Dudelange
1.05 | 12.97 | 32.40
Tomorrow at 15:00
Nantes
-
Monaco
2.91 | 3.31 | 2.61
Fri 25 Oct, 14:45
Southampton
-
Leicester
3.08 | 3.59 | 2.36
Fri 25 Oct, 15:00
Manchester City
-
Aston Villa
1.10 | 11.17 | 26.01
Sat 26 Oct, 07:30
Lecce
-
Juventus
10.37 | 5.60 | 1.31
Sat 26 Oct, 09:00
Bayern Munich
-
Union Berlin
1.11 | 10.06 | 21.55
Sat 26 Oct, 09:30
FC Schalke 04
-
Borussia Dortmund
3.52 | 3.66 | 2.11
Sat 26 Oct, 09:30
Brighton
-
Everton
2.94 | 3.33 | 2.59
Sat 26 Oct, 10:00
Lille
-
Bordeaux
1.84 | 3.69 | 4.63
Sat 26 Oct, 11:30