Harimau Muda will face the Protectors knowing that they face one of the sternest tests to date, with their impressive defence set to face the league's mightiest attack. Harimau boosted their own reputation with a win over Home's rivals SAFFC last Sunday, despite facing a barrage of attacks that made a win seem unlikely until Ahmad Hazwan's 87th-minute winner.
Third-placed Home United failed to live up to expectations in their last league game as they were beaten 2-0 by Tampines Rovers. Stags' playmaker Davor Piskor was the hero of the night as he expertly cracked open the Protectors defence with two crucial passes helping Aleksandar Duric and Ahmed Fahmie get the winning goals.
The Bishan outfit drew against Yangon United in the AFC Cup on Tuesday and they will quickly look to bounce back against the unbeaten Harimau. The Malaysians will definitely be a tough nut to crack even if Home boast the famous attacking quartet of Frederic Mendy, Shotaro Ihata, Qiu Li and Indra Sahdan Daud.
Elsewhere, Hougang United take on Gombak United in Sunday's other game.
Saturday's action saw defending champions Tampines claim the Eastern derby spoils after a resounding 5-1 win over Geylang United.
Aleksandar Duric grabbed a hat-trick along with further strikes from Ahmed Fahmie and Mustafic Fahrudin to render Jozek Kaplan's 42nd-minute strike meaningless.
On Friday, Balestier Khalsa got back to winning ways after a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Albirex Niigata at the Jurong East Stadium.
Zulkiffli Hassim put the Tigers ahead in the 28th minute when he latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and drilled in a low shot into the bottom corner, only for the hosts to equalise seven minutes later through centre-back Kunihiro Yamashita on a rare foray forward.
However, the visitors regained the lead on the hour mark when Zulkiffli threaded a pass into the path of Park Kang-jin, who made no mistake from 20 yards to give his side all three points.
Elsewhere, league leaders DPMM FC struggled to find a way past Courts Young Lions but eventually grinded out a 1-0 win courtesy of Azwan Saleh.
In Thursday's match, Woodlands Wellington drew 2-2 with SAFFC.
Moon Soon-ho gave the Rams a 15th minute lead, before Mislav Karoglan equalised for the Warriors shortly after.
Moon duly notched his second on 62 minutes, only for SAFFC to hit back immediately thanks to a Ruzaini Zainal thunderbolt.
Thursday's S.League Result
Friday's S.League Results
Saturday's S.League Results
Sunday's S.League Fixtures
Home United vs Harimau Muda
Gombak United vs Hougang United