Newcomers Bashundhara Kings will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Bangladesh Premier League when the league leaders take on Saif SC in their apparent last hurdle of the first phase at the Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari today.
The tie between the leaders and fourth-placed side is expected to be a mouth-watering one as Bashundhara Kings have secured three points in each of their five home matches against Abahani, NoFeL SC, Rahmatganj MFS, Arambagh KS and Sheikh Russel KC while Saif SC has enjoyed hundred percent success in their previous four matches against Sheikh Jamal, Mohammedan, Brothers Union and Team BJMC.
Even Bashundhara Kings started their campaign with a 3-0 win over holders Abahani, they only secured narrow victories in their last four home matches. However, they will have their full squad at their disposal and they are likely to field all four foreigners for the first time today.
An outright win will consolidate Bashundhara Kings' position on top of the 13-team table and will ensure that they finish the first leg on top even before they play their last game of the first leg. On the other hand, a win will not only bring Saif SC back into the title race.
Saif SC is gearing up to tame unbeaten Kings and they are taking inspiration from their recent performances against Mohammedan SC, Sheikh Jamal DC and NoFeL SC.
In the day's other match, Sheikh Russel KC will look to bounce back from their disappointing performance in the last match against Muktijoddha Sangsad and aim to secure three points against Rahmatganj MFS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.