With a 15-point gap between them and their nearest rivals with five games to go, the Courts Young Lions are destined to finish the Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League in last place.
Even in the unlikely scenario of Hougang United losing their remaining matches, the league's bottom side must win all of their matches and surmount a huge goal difference (27) to get off the foot of the table.
Despite his side's unenviable position, the Young Lions are determined to end their season on a high, starting tonight when they take on Brunei DPMM at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
And according to coach Aide Iskandar, the developmental side's last result - a 1-0 win over Geylang courtesy of Sherif El-Masri - has provided them the perfect springboard.
"The aim for us now is to get as many points on board as possible," said the former national skipper.
"I'm quite happy that we managed to get three points in our last game. The morale is good and we're looking forward to putting another good performance against DPMM.
"Internally, the boys know my expectations and we will do our best to work towards it."
While the Young Lions have had to endure a torrid season, DPMM have not fared much better.
Tipped to challenge for the title after finishing second last season, the Bruneians have not lived up to their potential.
Despite adding former Croatia internationals Ivan Bosnjak and Dino Drpic to their roster at the start of the season, Vjeran Simunic's side struggled to establish themselves.