Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Goin' Down, Stayin' Up

15 - Persisam 24 8 5 11 23-31 29 WLWLL
16 - Pelita Jaya 26 6 8 12 25-35 26 WWWLL
17 - Persik 25 6 7 12 30-45 25 LLLWL
18 - Persitara 26 5 5 16 24-43 20 LLDLL

Momentum is with Pelita Jaya now that Redouane Boukaroui has been rattling in the goals of late but they will find it hard to continue that fine form when they hit Malang for two games. First today they play a Persema who won last time out breaking four straight defeats that had seen them look nervously at the pack down below.

Subangkit's men sit 6th but they are only eight points clear of the pack so they can not breathe easily themselves.

Persik today host Persija wondering what has happened. Back in December they were at the other end of the table but they have been leaking goals alarmingly and now have the worst defence in the league. Difficult to halt sides, especially this late in the season so keeper Herman Batak will be hoping his defenders have their act together today while Saktiawan Sinaga and Yongki Aribowo can do the business should the Persija defence give them any opportunities.

PSPS go to Surabaya today boasting two of the ISL's top scorers and one of the league's best home records. Won't help them none today because they have one of the worst away records. Interesting game for Josh Maguire the Australian midfielder who was considered surplus to requirements by Persebaya a few weeks back and after much wrangling joined PSPS till the end of the season.

They sit 8th but just six points off a play off spot themselves while Persebaya have the same points as Persisam who currently sit in the dreaded 15th position that will see them playing off against IPL teams for the right to remain in the top flight.

Persiwa are home to Bontang and both sides will feel nervous about the run, perhaps the Papuans less so as they have six home games left, including today and no one wins there. Bontang have been scoring goals recently thanks to Aldo Baretto and Kenji Adichihara but their away form has been poor, just one wins and four draws, and their final run in is mostly on the road.

Not playing today but still with reason to be concerned are PSM, Persela and Persijap.

It's squeaky bum time!

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