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Group H AFC Cup 2020 preview: Tampines Rovers to face PSM Makassar in a big battle

Group H AFC Cup 2020 preview: Tampines Rovers to face PSM Makassar in a big battle

Group H of the AFC Cup 2020 will be the battles between Tampines Rovers, PSM Makassar, Kaya–Iloilo and Shan United.

This Southeast Asian group anticipates tense encounters, including two matches between Tampines Rovers and PSM Makassar.

Last season at the Singapore Premier League 2019, Tampines Rovers finished second and qualified for the AFC Champions League preliminary round 1. They lost against Bali United from Indonesia after extra time and being moved to the AFC Cup group stage.

Group H AFC Cup 2020 preview: Tampines Rovers to face PSM Makassar in a big battle

Their main opponent at this group for the top spot will be PSM Makassar. The Indonesian side only finished 12th out of 18 teams last season, but they managed to win the domestic cup and made it straight to the group stage.

Shan United was last year Myanmar National League champion. They were impressive throughout the whole campaign, winning 12 matches, drawing 10 and did not lose a single match. Much like Tampines Rover, they were eliminated at the AFC Champions League preliminary round 1 by Filipino side Ceres Negros.

Group H AFC Cup 2020 preview: Tampines Rovers to face PSM Makassar in a big battle

Finished 2nd at the Filipino league last season is Kaya–Iloilo. They were somewhat far away from the league winner Ceres Negros, with the gap between them is 12 points. By finishing at the 2nd place, Kaya-Iloilo will go to the group stage of the AFC Cup.

Group H AFC Cup 2020 preview: Tampines Rovers to face PSM Makassar in a big battle

The first matches of Group H in the AFC Cup will be played on 12 February 2020, with Shan United will be facing Kaya–Iloilo, and Tampines Rover will face PSM Makassar in a much-anticipated match.