New Radiant takes on a struggling club green Streets in today’s STO Male’ league match, with the match being important for both the teams for different reasons. New Radiant can win and take advantage that Maziya lost and move back to the top of the table with a game in hand, giving them a commanding place in the fight for the league title. Club Green streets on the other hand is 7th on the points table with just 5 points and would want a result form the the match to move away from the relegation spot.
New Radiant SC lost its first competitive match this season against Bengaluru last week which has dealt a blow to their hope of considerable success in the AFC Cup. They have a do or die match against Bengaluru coming up in Male’, hence it might be a distraction at some level, but given the squad and the management, they would want to get a result in the Male’ league match before focus is changed else where. New Radiant has not been at their convincing best in the league so far, hence the players would be raring to go after their loss in India.
Club Green Streets is finding how touch it is in the top flight after a honeymoon first season. New Coach Suzain has not been able to get results even though his team is playing good football. He needs to find a solution very soon if they are to target a top 6 finish and get promoted to the Premier League, given how close the mid field battle is, every point is going to be vital at the end of the season.
We can expect an exciting and attacking match between the two teams. Suzain has always been a great rival for New Radaint SC, having managed arch rivals Victory SC for a number of years.
BoalhaMV prediction: 4-1 win to New Radiant SC