16 April 2017
Kick-off 15:00 (UTC+07:00)
Indonesia Liga 1
Persiba Balikpapan Vs Persija
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals
Netral Venue, Stadion Gajayana, Malang
Persiba is always a black horse in every performance of the top league of Indonesia. Although without a BIG STAR PLAYER, Team is always able to become a stumbling block of the traditional big club of the country.
but in this season Persiba Balikpapan will have additional ammunition in their first game in League 1, team to be strengthened by their marquee player “Anmar Almubaraki” (FW / AM) from Syrianska FC, Twente.
Coach Timo said: technically, Anmar can be play in the game. However, regarding the status of this Iraqi blooded player, he entirely handed over to management. “If I were, technically, he could have been play in this match,”
Bloody German coach admitted, if “Anmar” can play, he will place it in the position of ‘number 10’. Meanwhile, Masahito Noto, who had been played in that position, was restored to his original position, a little more back.
“The characteristics of each coach are different. Only 10 players are maintained Persiba. The rest is brand-new ammunition player. We strengthen the team in order to compete, “said Bambang Suhendro, Manager Persiba, but the problem is wee need more time to adaptation.
The bad news is Persiba cant play in thier base Home, because Stadium Persiba in the new renovation process, soo the team will use Gajayana Stadium, Malang, as a HOME.
“Batakan stadium (Persiba Home) will be finished in three or four months. When finished, we go directly to Balikpapan.
Missing player: Satrio Syam (Who suffered an injury) and
Doubtfull player: Rofanda Faria
Probably Persiba Balikpapan (4-3-2-1): Dedi Harianto (GK); Frengky Turnado, Dirkir Khon Glay, Absor Fauzi, Alfath Fathier; Rofanda Faria, Robi Kriswantoro, Masahito Noto, Siswanto; Marlon Da Silva, Anmar Almubaraki
Situation Persiba play game in Malang to make Persija has its own advantages. The Jakmania (fans of persija) is very likely to come to Malang to provide support to the Persija, and most likely precisely Persija’s supporters who number more than the host supporters.
that the conditions faced Persiba Balikpapan should be an opportunity that maximized by Persija. Ismed hope the presence of The Jakmania will provide more motivation to the players Persija in this inaugural fight.
The arrival of Gede Widiade as the new president of Persija brings a breath of fresh air. The quality players docked one by one, from Luis Carlos Junior (Brazil), M Hargianto, to Rohit Chand (Nepal). with target this season at least through the top five of the final standings.
Missing player: Arthur Irawan (Suffered minor injuries), Bambang Pamungkas and Mbai Junior (The Cameroon striker who performed well in trial match last game)
In the absence of Bambang pamungkas and Mbai junior, Persija only brought two strikers, Rudi Widodo and Luis Junior.
Persija Player List for this match:
GK: Andritany Ardhiyasa, M Rizky Darmawan
DF: Willian Pachecho, Gunawan Dwi Cahyo, Maman Abdurrahman, Ismed Sofyan, Novri Setiawan, Vava Mario Yagalo, Rezaldi Hehanusa, Ryuji Utomo
MF: Ambrizal Umanailo, Irfandy Zein, Sandi Sute, Jefri Kurniawan, Rohit Chand, Muhammad Rasul, Sutanto Tan, Ramdani Lestaluhu
FW: Luis Carlos Junior, Rudi Widodo
Persija Jakarta (4-2-3-1): Andritany Ardhiyasa (kiper); Ismed Sofyan, Willian Pacheco, Gunawan Dwi Cahyo, Rezaldi Hehanusa, Sandi Sute, Sutanto Tan, Muhammad Rasul, Rohit Chand, Abrizal Umanailo, Luis Junior.