A trophy cabinet can never have too much silverware and both Melaka United and Kuala Lumpur know what's at stake in this second leg of the Malaysia Cup Semi-finals clash.
It's no vacation for neither Melaka nor Kuala Lumpur as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.
Melaka United form and statsMelaka United was eliminated in the 8th finals last season in the Malaysia Cup.
Melaka United have played 11 Super League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-4-4 (wins-draws-losses). This match is a Malaysia Cup match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 6 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses in this competition.
Melaka shared the glory with Kuala Lumpur in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1.Before that, Melaka United had a Malaysia Cup home game versus Sabah which ended with a victory 2-1.
The Melaka fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 12 in 11 matches. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Melaka United have conceded 13 in these home matches.
Kuala Lumpur form and statsThey also participated in Malaysia Cup last season. This ended in the group stage.
There's been little loot from Kuala Lumpur's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 11 away games in the Super League. Kuala Lumpur only have 1 win to counter their 5 defeats and 5 draws. When we have look at the Malaysia Cup statistics, we find 6W-3D-0L. This is both home and away.
There were no winners in Lumpur's previous match, a Malaysia Cup home game that ended 1-1 vs Melaka United.That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus Selangor in the Malaysia Cup.
Lumpur have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 11 league away games 11 goals have been scored. As opposed to that, Lumpur have seen the ball go into their own net 14 times on the road.
Head 2 HeadThe dueling parties have played previously this season: Kuala Lumpur - Melaka 1-1. Head-2-head stats last seven meetings: four - two - one (Melaka wins - draws - Kuala Lumpur wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.
P. Sturmer dos Reis
R. Morales Ramírez
Melaka United missing players
Kuala Lumpur missing players
|Melaka United||Kuala Lumpur|
|96%||92%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||92%||96%|
|84%||83%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||75%||72%|
|52%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||33%||36%|
|24%||17%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||25%||24%|
|12%||8%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||8%||4%|
|28%||33%||Clean Sheets||C S||33%||36%|
|12%||17%||Failed to Score||F T||17%||8%|
|4.8||5.1||Corners for (avg)||C F||4.4||4.3|
|3.7||3||Corners against (avg)||C A||4.1||5.4|
|1.8||1.8||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.5||1.1|
|0||0||Red cards||R C||1||1|
|5.6||4||Shots (avg)||S (||5.9||7.6|
|2.5||2.3||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||2.8||3.5|
|57%||61%||Goal Efficiency||G E||50%||45%|
|4.1||2.3||Shots against (avg)||S A||5.4||8.5|
|2.1||1.4||Shots on Target against (avg)||S O||2.2||3.1|
|1||Johor Darul Ta'zim||22||18||3||1||50||9||11||9||1||1||26||4||11||9||2||0||24||5||41||57|