Johor Darul Ta’zim fans snapped up tickets for their teams’ AFC Cup quarter-final, first leg against Hong Kong’s South China on Tuesday. A long queue formed outside Larkin Stadium in Malaysia’s second-largest city at 9am on Tuesday as the ticket counters opened. 5 things South China fans should know about Johor and its people Johor Darul Ta'zim vs South China, AFC Cup quarter-final, first leg preview “We need to get tickets early,” said 20-year-old Johor supporter Shaffik Mohd Yusof, who bought 20 tickets for members of his extended family. “Otherwise we would lose out. Everybody’s gone to work so one person is assigned to buy tickets for those who want one.” JDT traditionally opened their ticket booths on the morning of matches for public sale. Pre-booked tickets are for corporate sponsors, VIPs and the club’s Ultras supporters group. When asked who will win, businessman Mohd Min, who bought 30 tickets, said: “Of course Johor will beat South China. I’m a proud Johorean.” Min said he has been to all of JDT’s home matches and he has yet to see his team lose on their own turf. The Larkin Stadium has more than 30,000 seats but the full capacity will not be used for the South China match. The hosts expect all available tickets to be sold. Salasiah and her 21-year-old daughter Nurul (both pictured below) were also among the first in the queue for their tickets. Salasiah bought five tickets for herself, husband and three children. “We go to all the JDT matches because we are hardcore fans. We will beat South China,” she said. JDT go into the match as slight favourites. The Malaysian champions have already beaten Hong Kong’s Kitchee 2-0 during the group stages of the AFC Cup. They have also played seven competitive matches so far this season, compared to none for South China. However, the Caroliners qualified for the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record and are confident of overcoming foreign conditions and take a strong result back to Hong Kong for the second leg.