By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Kelantan are currently three points behind the Singapore outfit in second place but have five games in hand and remain favourites to retain the league title.
On Tuesday, anything more than a two-goal victory will see them overtake the LIONSXII at the summit of the table on goal difference, and while the momentum is in Kelantan's favour, team manager Haji Azman Ibrahim expects a tough test against their East Coast rivals at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.
"The game against Terengganu will be very important," he told ESPNSTAR.com.
"It will be a tough match but hopefully we will be able to get the full points.
Tuesday's match is the first of a tough run of fixtures for the Red Warriors and is followed by games against Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Perak, all of which are to take place before the LIONSXII are next in action against T-Team on July 10.
By then, Bojan Hodak's men could have wrapped up the title as they only need ten points from their four games in hand to guarantee such a scenario, although Azman insists his charges aren't getting ahead of themselves.
"In terms of the title race, the advantage is on our side as we have four games in hand," he added. "However, we'll be taking each game at a time.
"It's not going to be easy as every game will be tough against the inter-state rivals, but we'll try our best to get the ten points we need."
Perak, who moved up to third over the weekend, will be hoping to consolidate their place on the table when they take on T-Team, a side who are desperately looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Negri Sembilan.
"We were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw [against Negri]," T-Team coach Yunus Alif told The Star. "We were dominated, especially in midfield.
"We were also guilty of giving away silly fouls."
Nonetheless, one bright light for Yunus was the return of captain Zairo Anuar Zailani, who had missed the last two months with a groin injury, and the Young Turtles boss is hoping the return of his talisman can inspire his side to a strong finish to the season.
"Zairo gave a good performance but the other players must step up," he added.
"It's back to the drawing board. There are six more games to go and we must make them count."
Should T-Team manage to beat Perak, if would offer a chance for Selangor to reclaim third place with a win over PKNS FC, especially given fifth-placed Negri aren't in action on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Johor FC will be looking to build on last week's 1-0 win over Felda United when they entertain bottom side Kuala Lumpur, who remain winless this season, while struggling Sabah entertain Kedah.
Finally, Felda United entertain Sarawak at the Hang Jebat Stadium, with both sides desperately needing a win to move away from the relegation zone.
Tuesday's Malaysia Super League Fixtures
Sabah vs Kedah
Terengganu vs Kelantan
Felda United vs Sarawak
Selangor vs PKNS FC
Perak vs T-Team
Johor FC vs Kuala Lumpur