Borneo FC will host Persebaya Surabaya in the fifth match of Liga 1 2022/2023. Pesut Etam aims for full points so that it can take the throne, even if it is only for a moment. Photo: ANTARA FOTO/Prasetia Fauzani
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Victory is Borneo FC’s main target when it appears at Segiri Stadium, Friday (19/8/2022). Three points are needed so that Diego Michiels et al can continue to compete at the top of the standings.
Currently Borneo occupies the fourth position with nine points with three wins and one loss. They are only one point adrift of Madura United, Persikabo 1973 and PSM Makassar.
This means that if they can beat Persebaya, the 2022 President’s Cup finalist will move up to first place. However, it may only be for a few moments.
This is because the two rivals above it will also compete on the same day. Madura United will host Dewa United. Meanwhile, Persikabo arrived from Persita Tangerang.
This match can be said to be relatively easy for Borneo FC. Because, Milomir Seslija’s team is the best at home. Teams like Arema FC (3-0) and Persib Bandung (4-1) were victims.
Meanwhile, Persebaya’s steps are still unstable. Bajul Ijo has only won one victory, the remaining one draw and two defeats. The two negative results occurred at away games.
However, Seslija was reluctant to underestimate the opponent. According to the coach, who is usually called Milo, Persebaya is still a strong team that can make surprises later.
“The focus for us is how to work hard to win the match (against Persebaya). We can’t relax even though we will play at home and the opponent’s performance has not been consistent,” said Milo.