Bali United vs Persija Jakarta Prediction Week 29 BRI League 1 Tonight

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Bali United vs Persija Jakarta duel will be one of the matches in the 29th week of BRI Liga 1 on Sunday, March 6 2022. The clash of these two teams will take place at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Stadium, Denpasar, Bali, starting at 20.45 WIB with live broadcast on television station Indosiar.

Bali United who are at the top of the standings need three points to stay away from the pursuit of Persib Bandung, which sticks below them. The team nicknamed the Blue Prince scored the same 60 points after they won 3-1 over Persiraja Banda Aceh, Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Bali United coach, Stefano Cugurra, said his team had to play very focused and work hard against Persija. He warned his players not to concede.

“Persija are a good team, many good players. I have worked at Persija for two years, and there are still many of the same players there. We have to focus here, we can’t concede and we have to work hard and score goals,” said Teco Stefano’s nickname during an online press conference, Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Ahead of the match, Teco also mentioned the change of coach at Persija. Sudirman, who previously led the team nicknamed the Kemayoran Tigers to win the 2021 Menpora Cup pre-season tournament, was again appointed as coach of the club after the sacking of Angelo Alessio in January.

“In the Menpora Cup, Persija played well and won. After that, I changed coaches to Europeans. Even though they have a good CV with good quality, it takes time to adapt in Indonesia. Now, behind the coach who won the Menpora Cup, he brought many quality young players to Persija, ” he said.

One of the Persija players that Teco is wary of is Marko Simic. The 34-year-old striker has scored 14 goals for the Kemayoran Tigers this season.

“Simic is a good player. He is good individually and as a team. I ask Willian Pacheco to really look after Simic,” said the Brazilian coach.

In the Persija camp, coach Sudirman said it was not easy to deal with Bali United. Moreover, they are currently at the top of the standings.

“Bali United is the number one team. A team that can be said to be the host, it is not easy for us (to face it). But for sure we will try to be determined to get the three points,” said Sudirman.

In this match, Sudirman could field his best team. Ahead of the game, none of the players were absent.

He revealed that one of the Bali United players who will be wary of is striker Ilija Spasojevic. The 34-year-old player is a goal machine for Serdadu Tridatu.

Spaso has scored 19 goals for Bali United in BRI Liga 1 this season. He currently occupies the top position in the league’s provisional top scorer list.

“He is the best striker, a special player. We all know, the players and I have discussed this Spaso.”

“I have given tactics to my players, God willing, I can turn off Spaso’s movement. Hopefully it is carried out well by the players,” he added.

Based on the record of meeting the two teams in the last five matches, Bali United is still ahead of Persija. Tridatu soldiers won four victories and lost once.

In the last four matches in Liga 1, Bali United is also superior when compared to Persija’s performance. They are on a winning streak in four matches. While Persija won once, drew twice and lost once.

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