Brunei Super League ranks fourth in average goals per game in ASEAN

Fadhil Yunus

Brunei Darussalam’s top football league Brunei Super League has been ranked fourth among ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) domestic leagues for average goals per game after recording 3.96 goals per game, according to The ASEAN Football recently.

The newly rebranded Lao Premier League topped the ranking with 5.73 goals per game with the Singapore Premier League ranked second with 5.14 goals per game.

The Cambodian League, also known as the C-League, is ranked third with 4.39 goals per game.

The Brunei top flight, which has been expanded into 16 teams this season, has not seen a goalless stalemate before the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lowest scoring game was a 1-0 win for Jerudong FC against Setia Perdana while a 1-1 draw between Wijaya FC and MS ABDB is the second game in the league with less than three goals.

File photo shows Wijaya FC and MS ABDB players in action during a Brunei Super League match. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS

Of the 16 fixtures completed, six matches amassed five goals or more indicating a high-scoring league so far this term before the enforced break.

The league has already yielded 65 goals this season after two rounds of matches although two teams have yet to find the net.

The Philippines Football League is ranked fifth with 3.68 goals per game followed by Timor Leste’s top flight Liga Futebol Amadora in sixth with 3.63 goals per game.

The list also included Malaysia Super League which is ranked seventh with 3.05 goals per game, the Myanmar National League in eighth with 2.95 goals per game, Vietnam’s V. League 1 in ninth with 2.93 goals per game, Indonesia’s Liga 1 in 10th with 2.74 goals per game and Thailand’s Thai League 1 in 11th with 2.70 goals per game.

With the Vietnamese league becoming the first league in the ASEAN zone to resume their football season last week, a number of neighbouring domestic leagues have also followed their footsteps including Thailand, Malaysia and Laos.

According to the Malay Mail, all Malaysia’s Super League and Premier League teams are required to adhere to four key requirements before commencing training sessions on June 15. The Malaysian Football League (MFL) has received approval to start training on the condition of following the pre-set standard operating procedure.

The ASEAN Football compiles information and statistics concerning ASEAN-related footballers and international teams as well as results from the domestic leagues and competitions.