The S.League title race has been blown wide open, with defeat for champions Albirex brightening the chances of both Home United and Tampines Rovers.
Home United goalkeeper Hassan Sunny is in doubt for Singapore's AFC Asian Cup qualifier in September after dislocating his shoulder in the S.League.
A brace by Home United striker Stipe Plazibat inflicted a first defeat of the S.League season on 10-man Albirex Niigata (S) at Jalan Besar on Friday.
Third-placed Home United will look to cut the eight-point difference between them and leaders Albirex Niigata (S) at Jalan Besar on Friday night.
Tampines Rovers moved four points behind S.League leaders Albirex Niigata (S) on Thursday evening after a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Warriors FC.
Tampines Rovers will be looking to step up their pursuit of S.League leaders Albirex Niigata (S) when they face Warriors FC on Thursday night.