I-League 2016-17 – East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Live Streaming: The second leg of the I-League is all set to roll on this weekend as we move into the most crucial phase of the I-League 2016-17. We are here today with a build up to the East Bengal vs Aizawl FC second leg encounter, and we bring forward the live streaming details and TV guide. Not only that, there is also a match preview along with the team news to keep you updated with all that is happening in relation to the East Bengal vs Aizawl FC match in the I-League 2016-17.
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Match Preview
East Bengal will look to extend their unbeaten run of 9 matches in this year’s I-League to 10 when they come head-to-head with Aizawl FC in the Round 10 of the tournament. It will be a really tricky encounter for the Red and Golds as they travel northeast to visit the third-placed Aizawl FC. Aizawl FC have played nine matches and have lost only twice having won as many as five matches. Both the draws came against the Kolkata Giants who are yet to visit the den of Aizawl FC. For quite a long while the teams from the northeast have troubled East Bengal and that would be one thing that should be there in mind of Khalid Jamil who has gained prominence in Indian football for the kind of performances he has put up with young teams like Aizawl FC.
East Bengal would be desperate to break the jinx against the teams from the north east when the match kicks off at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl. A win would ensure them the 3 point lead that they are currently in possession of at the top of the table. Mohun Bagan who will face DSK Shivajians today have played one match less.
In the previous East Bengal vs Aizawl FC encounter that was the actually the first match of the tournament for both teams, this season, ended in a 1-1 draw. At the Barasat Stadium, East Bengal came from behind to salvage a point and this time round East Bengal will look forward to coming back with full three points. Since the draw in the Kolkata Derby, East Bengal have played one match and lacked the cutting edge against Shillong Lajong FC where they came back from being 1 goal down to level things up. Trevor James Morgan would love to see his team getting back to winning ways against the third placed team on the I-League 2016-17 table.
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Team News
East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan has almost the full squad in his hands to choose from whom to play and whom not to. Among the notable absentees, we have Cavin Lobo and Vikash Jairu who are yet to play even a single match and they have also not traveled with the side to Mizoram. National defender Arnab Mondal has managed to gain full fitness but as things stand Morgan will go for Gurwinder Singh ahead of Arnab Mondal who is yet to gain full fitness. Not only that, Gurwinder along with Ivan Bukenya has managed to play quite fluently at the back and has provided the necessary stability which the East Bengal defense lacked even last season.
Aizawl FC who are still unbeaten on their home soil will look to pick three points from this match and complicate things at the top of the table. They had a great outing against Bengaluru FC (who will be up against Mumbai FC in this round) only to be denied three points by the record-breaking goal from Sunil Chhetri. And for that Khalid Jamil has the full squad available for selection. It is expected that Khalid Jamil will field an unchanged side against the visitors from Kolkata who are currently at the top of league table.
East Bengal (probable line-up): Rehenesh, Gurwinder Singh, Ivan Bukenya, Rahul Bheke, Narayan Das, Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte, Romeo Fernandez, Wedson Anselme, Willis Deon Plaza and Robin Singh
Aizawl FC (probable line-up): Albin Gomes, Z. Ralte, Lalruatthara, Asutosh Mehta, Lalramchullova, Mahmoud Al Amenah, Obumneme, Jayesh Rane, Jaryan, Vanlalremdika and K. Bayi
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Match Prediction
East Bengal have drawn last two encounters, and they will be desperate get back to winning ways. We predict that the visitors will emerge victorious with a 3-1 scoreline with Robin Singh, Willis Plaza, and Mehtab Hossain hitting the target. The consolation goal for the home side will be scored by Jayesh Rane.
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Match Details
Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 02:05 PM IST; 08:35 AM GMT
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl
I-League 2016-17: East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The East Bengal vs Aizawl FC encounter in the I-League 2016-17 will be telecasted on Ten 2 in India. so keep an eye on that to catch all the live action.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live and the official website of Hero I-League (i-league.org).
It will be really fascinating to watch the league leaders coming face to face with the third placed team. All three results are possible, and this match could provide an entirely new dimension to the race for the title in the I-League 2016-17. Hope you enjoyed that and hope that the live streaming details and TV guide will help you in keeping an eye on the proceedings in the match. Also, feel free to share your views regarding. It will be a pleasure to listen to your words.