Madura United has high spirits as they welcome the match against PSIS Semarang. Both teams are scheduled to play in the continuation of Liga 1 at Gelora Bangkalan Stadium on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
Coach Mauricio Souza of Madura United is reluctant to lower their guard when they host PSIS Semarang at Gelora Bangkalan Stadium on the same evening.
Although in the 6th week of Liga 1 for the 2023-2024 season, Madura United is considered as the favorite.
Madura United has won their last two matches, while PSIS has drawn in their last two games.
Madura United has always been dominant when playing at their home ground, winning both of their home matches. They won 3-2 against Persik Kediri on July 9, 2023, and then secured a 4-3 victory against Persis Solo.
The head-to-head record between the two teams also favors Madura United. In total, they have played six matches in all competitions since 2019, with Madura United winning four, one ending in a draw, and PSIS Semarang winning one.
“We will maintain our level of concentration for the match, regardless of the opponent and the location,” expressed Mauricio Souza.
PSIS Semarang is also facing challenges with the absence of five players, including three foreign players – Vitinho Taisei Marukawa due to injury and Carlos Fortes due to a playing ban.
Two other players, Fredyan Wahyu and Wawan Febrianto, are absent due to official duties.
“We acknowledge the quality of our opponents, but we will utilize all our capabilities and perform well from the beginning to the end of the match,” concluded the Brazilian coach.
The same sentiment is shared by Madura United’s defender, Jacob Mahler.
He refuses to underestimate the strength of PSIS Semarang despite the absence of several key players.
“PSIS is indeed a good and strong team, but we have confidence. We will focus on getting three points even without Fortes,” expressed Jacob Mahler.
“I believe PSIS is a strong team with several good players, and we will strive and focus on winning the match,” he added.
When and where will the Madura United vs. PSIS Semarang match take place?
The match is scheduled to be held at the Gelora Bangkalan Stadium on Saturday, 5th August 2023.
What is Madura United’s current standing in Liga 1?
Madura United is considered to be in a favorable position and is regarded as strong contenders in the 2023-2024 Liga 1 season.
How has Madura United performed in their recent matches?
Madura United has secured two consecutive victories in their last two games.
What is Madura United’s track record against PSIS Semarang?
Madura United has a positive head-to-head record against PSIS Semarang, with four wins out of the six matches played since 2019.
How many players will be absent from the PSIS Semarang squad during the match?
PSIS Semarang will face challenges with the absence of five players, including key foreign players and those with official duties.
Who is the coach of Madura United?
Madura United is led by Coach Mauricio Souza, who instills discipline and determination in the team.
What is the atmosphere expected to be like at the Gelora Bangkalan Stadium during the match?
The stadium is expected to be filled with passionate fans from both teams, creating an exhilarating atmosphere.