DPMM FC coach Steve Kean
DPMM FC are going to approach tonight's Singapore League (S-League) match against Woodlands Wellington FC with a lot of caution.
Brunei's only professional team are gunning for their fifth straight victory and can move five points clear at the top of the 12-team table should they win at the Woodlands Stadium in Singapore.
They are currently on 22 points from nine games while Warriors FC, who will take on Home United at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore on Friday, are two points adrift in second.
The team is in high spirits and Hj Mohd Subhi Abdillah Hj Bakir, who has been captain for the last two games, believes they have got what it takes to leave with all three points.
"We have to be extra careful and respect the away team because Woodlands always surprise the big teams," said Hj Mohd Subhi in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
"We will work hard and give 100 per cent for tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
"As always, we are ready mentally and physically.
"We are looking for the three points and hopefully luck is on our side. InsyaAllah, we will try our best," continued Subhi.
DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean started the duo of midfielders Azwan Salleh and Mohd Hendra Azam Mohd Idris in the past two matches despite captain Rosmin Hj Md Kamis and leftback Sairol Hj Sahari returning from injuries.
Rosmin did not clock any minutes in their 4-1 victory over Balestier Khalsa FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on Friday - though Sairol came on as a second half substitute in the last 14 minutes.
Both travelled to Singapore and Sairol hopes that the team can carry the momentum forward to get the victory.
"Every game is tough and we don't take anything easily," said Sairol.
"We just have to keep the momentum and play all out the whole 90 minutes.
"I can't say we are confident but I do hope we can win. Football is hard to predict," he added.
The current leaders boast the best offensive and defensive records in the league, finding the back of the net 24 times and only conceding five so far.
Their good form in front of goal has been largely thanks to the duo of Brazilian Rodrigo Tosi and marquee signing Roy O'Donovan.
Tosi is the current topscorer of the league with nine to his name while O'Donovan is only one goal behind.
On paper, the matchup should be a walk in the park for the visitors with Woodlands sitting in eighth position with 11 points.
The Rams have, however, sprung some surprises - especially after beating three-time defending champions Tampines Rovers FC 2-1 on April 18 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
They will be banking on last season's joint top scorer Moon Soon-Ho to find the back of the net - though the South Korean only has two goals this campaign so far.
The other game will see Balestier host the winless Harimau Muda B (Malaysia national under-21 football team) at the Toa Payoh Stadium in Singapore.
Both matches kick off at 7.30pm.