By ESPNSTAR.com staff
However, Stags coach Steven Tan will be aware his side will have to be at their best to find a way past Darren Stewart's resilient Tigers, who got the second round of the campaign off to the perfect start last Sunday with a 1-0 win over Home United.
Balestier currently have the best defence in the competition, having conceded just ten goals in their 13 games so far, and received a much-welcome boost against the Protectors with the return of centre-back Goran Subara, who has recovered from a fractured wrist.
Tampines themselves were impressive last week as they recorded a last-gasp win over the league leaders courtesy of Gligor Gligorov's injury-time winner, and Tan will be hoping new signing Sead Hadzibulic is able to take the goalscoring burden off veteran striker Aleksandar Duric.
Elsewhere on Saturday, DPMM entertain SAFFC with both sides looking to bounce back from last week's heartbreaking defeats. Like their Bruneian opponents, the Warriors also lost to a late strike by Atsushi Shimono in their 4-3 defeat at the hands of Albirex Niigata.
On Thursday, Geylang United missed a good chance to move off the foot of the table as they were held to a 1-1 draw by second-from-bottom Woodlands Wellington, while Albirex continued their good run of form with a 2-0 victory over Tanjong Pagar United.
Friday's action saw Home get back to winning ways with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Gombak United at the Jurong West Stadium.
Saturday's Great Eastern-YEO's S.League Fixtures
Tampines Rovers vs Balestier Khalsa
DPMM FC vs SAFFC
Thursday's Great Eastern-YEO's S.League Results
Friday's Great Eastern-YEO's S.League Results