Barito Putera vs Bali United Prediction: Between Revenge and Champion
Barito Putera host Bali United at the 17 May Stadium, Banjarmasin, Wednesday (25/10/2017). Barito Putera, who is currently seventh by four points adrift of Persija Jakarta, is determined to win.
At least, in front of supporters, Barito Putera eyeing the opportunity to avenge the painful defeat experienced when meeting Bali United in the first round.
At the first meeting between the two teams, Barito Putera was shaved Bali United 0-5 at Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar. The defeat of Bali United was the only major defeat experienced by Barito Putera throughout the League 1 2017.
Now the opportunity to avenge the defeat is in sight. Capitalized two victories over Bhayangkara FC and Persiba Balikpapan, Barito Putera looked at the match counter Bali United with full preparation. However, Jacksen Tiago dismissed the notion of revenge.
The Brazilian coach confirmed Barito Putera was more interested in meeting the initial target of management, which wants Laskar Antasari finished in the top five. According to him, won the victory over Bali United, which means Barito Putera is committed to the competition for the champions of League 1 more interesting.
“Our main goal now is to achieve the target of management to put Barito Putera in the top five, and we are committed to making the competition to the champions more exciting,” said Jacksen Tiago.
In order to realize the commitment of Barito Putera, Jacksen maximizes the time for three days after the game counter Persiba Balikpapan (20/10/2017) to prepare his team to achieve victory over Seridian Tridatu.
Bali United Without 2 Pillars
The players Barito Putera ready to face Bali United, except Dandi Maulana Abdulhak who was hit by a red card in the game counter Persiba Balikpapan.
While Bali United came to Banjarmasin with 20 players. Marcos Flores and I Made Andhika Wijaya should be left behind for this match.
Both players are left in Bali because of injury. Marcos Flores, who suffered an injury while facing PS TNI (20/10/2017), admitted not able to play in mepet time.
“I can not play, my left thigh still hurts,” Marcos Flores said.
However, the absence of two players in defense and center position did not dampen the determination of Bali United to win at home to Barito Putera.
Relying on Sylvano Comvalius, Irfan Bachdim, Stefano Lilipaly, and other important players, Serdadu Tridatu is required to win in order to maintain the desire to become champions League 1.
If Bali United are able to win at Barito Putera, Widodo Cahyono Putro’s team can move to the top of the league 1st league 2017, shifting the PSM Makassar who lost head to head.
However, if Bali United lose, Fadil Sausu et al. will be one step behind the PSM that opened a bigger chance champion after defeating Persiba Balikpapan (24/10/2017).
Barito Putera (4-2-3-1): Aditya Harlan (goalkeeper); Muhammad Rifqi, Hansamu Yama, Aaron Michael Evnas, Nazar Nurzaidin (back); Paulo Sitanggang, Douglas Ricardo Packer, Gavin Kwan Adsit, Rizky Pora, Matias Cordoba (center); Willian Lira Sousa (front)
Coach: Jacksen F. Tiago
Bali United (4-2-3-1): I Made Wardhana (goalkeeper); Ricky Fajrin, Ahn Byung Keon, Agus Nova, Hasim Kipuw (back); Fadil Sausu, Taufiq, I Gede Sukadana, Stefano Lilipaly, Irfan Bachdim (center); Sylvano Comvalius (front)
Coach: Widodo C. Putro