Tonight, Persib will meet Persebaya

PERSIB Bandung will play a fierce match against Persebaya Surabaya in the continuation of the BRI League 1 at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Saturday (19/3) tonight. Based on statistics, in the last five matches of the two teams, Persebaya is superior to Persib. ‘Bajul Ijo’, nicknamed Persebaya, managed to beat Persib three times.

On the other hand, Persib have only had two victories. Persib managed to win the match against Persebaya during the first round of the 2018 Liga 1 season. At that time, Persib won 4-3 over Persebaya on July 16, 2018 at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium. Another victory during the second round of the 2019 League 1 season. Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium Bali witnessed Persib’s victory. ‘Maung Bandung’ won 4-1 over Persebaya on October 18, 2019.

Meanwhile, Persebaya managed to win in the second round of the 2018 Liga 1 season. They won 4-1 over Persib on 20 October 2018 at the I Wayan Dipta Stadium in Bali. Persebaya then defeated Persib in the first round of the 2019 League 1 season. Persebaya won 4-0 over Persib on July 5, 2019 at the Bung Tomo Stadium. Then, in the first round of BRI Liga 1 2021, Bajul Ijo won the match again.

Persib coach Robert Rene Alberts admitted that he still remembers the pain of losing 3-0 to Persebaya in the first round. Persebaya appeared dominant in the middle of the second half until the end of the match against Persib in their last meeting, at the Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, 8 December 2021.

Taisei Marukawa performed brilliantly. The Japanese player managed to score a brace against Persib. Besides Marukawa, Bruno M Soares also scored one goal against Persib.

Previously, Persib coach Robert Rene Albert said Persib played consistently in the first half during the first round match against Persebaya and the beginning of the second half. However, the player was caught off guard until three goals were created against Persebaya.

“Statistics show that. It still crosses our minds, it still hurts considering the goal was created in the 65th minute. Due to carelessness, Persebaya can take advantage of the situation,” said Rene.

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Persib striker David da Silva admitted that he was ready to fight against his former team. David da Silva previously wore the ‘Bajul Ijo’ uniform in the 2019-2020 League 1 season. While in uniform with Persebaya, David da Silva, was able to record 15 goals during one season. After wearing the Persebaya uniform, the player whose full name is David Aparecido da Silva crossed to Malaysia. He defended Trengganu FC. Then, back to Liga 1 Indonesia to costume ‘Maung Bandung’.

David da Silva did enter in the second round of BRI Liga 1 2021. In the last two matches he played, David da Silva managed to score three goals, namely two goals against Persija, and one goal against Persiraja. After being sidelined due to injury. David da Silva admitted that he was ready to fight Persebaya. For him, against Persebaya is a big match.

“We are 100 percent ready, the coach has players who are ready to play tomorrow, see based on the strategy. Everyone is ready to play, I promise to give my best game for Persib in order to get full points against his former team. I am now in Persib uniform. I will play 100 % for Persib,” said the Brazilian striker.

Persib vs Persebaya last five meetings, Liga 1 July 16 2018, Persebaya (3) vs Persib (4). Liga 1 20 October 2018, Persib (1) vs Persebaya (4). Liga 1 5 July 2019, Persebaya (4) vs Persib (0). Liga 1 18 October 2019, Persib (4) vs Persebaya (1), Liga 1 8 December 2021, Persib (0) vs Persebaya (3).(OL-5)