Southeast Asia Indonesia

Persija and PSM Aim to Fight Back, Padjajaran Derby to Highlight Week 18

Steven Danis

Football Tribe Indonesia


On Wednesday, Persija Jakarta and PSM Makassar played their delayed matches and lost against Persipura Jayapura and PSIS Semarang respectively. They will not be looking to claim their first point in the second half of the league this Sunday.

Macan Kemayoran will now meet PSIS Semarang, the side who inflicted PSM’s first home defeat this season. Persija’s management has given Julio Banuelos an ultimatum after the club’s performances have gotten worse and they struggle to escape the relegation zone. 

Meanwhile, PSM will fly to Lampung and play against Perseru Badak Lampung FC. The hosts tied against Persela Lamongan on Wednesday. Lastly, a game between Persipura and Persela match will close out the weekend 

However, the Match of the Week has to be the Padjajaran Derby as PS TIRA-Persikabo will meet Persib Bandung at the Pakansari stadium. Both also need to revive their energy and play better as Laskar Padjajaran need to win to close the gap with Bali United in the standings.

Here are the fixtures and results from this weekend’s matches:


Friday, 13th September

Bhayangkara FC 0-0 Bali United

Semen Padang 0-1 PSS Sleman

Kalteng Putra 1-1 PERSEBAYA Surabaya

Arema FC 2-2 Borneo FC


Saturday, 14th September

Madura United vs PS Barito Putera, 15:30 GMT+7



Sunday, 15th September

PERSIJA Jakarta vs PSIS Semarang, 15:30 GMT+7

PERSIPURA Jayapura vs PERSELA Lamongan, 15:30 GMT+7

PERSERU Badak Lampung vs PSM Makassar, 18:30 GMT+7