The match in the first week of Liga 1 2021-2022 will only end tomorrow with the final match PS Sleman vs Persija.
There are some interesting matches to watch before the first week of Liga 1 2021-2022.
One of them is the match between PS Sleman and Persija Jakarta.
This match will be held at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Bogor Regency on Sunday (5/9/2021) starting at 20.30 WIB.
I’m sure the match will be a draw. Because, Persija, which has the status as the champion of the 2021 Menpora Cup, has been left behind by their core pillars.
For example, Marc Klok who became the best player in the 2021 Menpora Cup when he helped Persija win the pre-season tournament.
Marc Klok chose to cross to Persija’s rival club, Persib Bandung.
In addition, the Kemayoran Tigers were also left behind by two players who could also be said to have a much-needed role in the squad, midfielder Sandi Sute and left back Alfath Faathier.
Both of them chose to join one of the most famous clubs in Liga 2 2021, Persis Solo.
Instead, Persija only “plucked” young players from their academy level. In total, Persija included seven players under 20 years old to navigate Liga 1 2021-2022.
They also have a new coach, who has worked for big English Premier League club, Chelsea FC, as well as Italian League giants, Juventus FC, Angelo Alessio.
Having been stuck in his country, Italy, Angelo Alessio has joined to handle his team as of Friday (3/9/2021).
On the other hand, PS Sleman did not change the composition of its players after the 2021 Menpora Cup. However, they were only reinforced by two foreign players.
PS Sleman was left behind by a sticker from Argentina, Nicolas Velez. They were also left behind by one of their mainstay defenders, Fabiano Beltrame, who left for Persis Solo.
Two foreign players who are part of PS Sleman in Liga 1 2021-2022 are Aaron Evans and Mario Maslac.
Even so, Dejan Antonic’s team has local attackers whose quality is quite capable, such as Irfan Jaya, Irfan Bachdim, and Saddam Gaffar.
The three players are believed to be troublesome for Persija’s defense in tomorrow’s match. Meanwhile, from the last two meetings between the two teams, Persija is superior.
It happened in Liga 1 2019. In the first round, Persija won over PS Sleman with a score of 1-0
Then, in the second round, the Javanese Eagle, nicknamed PS Sleman, was forced to play a goalless draw by Persija.
PS Sleman (4-3-3): Ega Rizky; Bagus Nirwanto, Mario Maslac, Aaron Evans, Samsul Arifin; Kim Kurniawan, Misbakus Solikin, Arsyad; Irfan Jaya, Saddam Gaffar, Irfan Bachdim
Coach: Dejan Antonic
Persija Jakarta (4-3-3): Andritany; Marco Motta, Yann Motta, Otavio Dutra, Rezaldi Hehanusa; Rohit Chand, Ramdani Letaluhu, Braif Fatari; Riko Simanjuntak, Marco Simic, Novri Setiawan
Coach: Angelo Alessio
Score Prediction: 1-1