The I-League 2017 has got off to a blistering start amidst speculation that this could be the last I-League in the history of Indian football before the tournament gets merged with the much popular Indian Super League. The defending champions of the I-League have suffered some unexpected defeats while the Kolkata giants are off to a flying start. And as we build up to one of the most important clashes in the I-League 2016-17, we bring forward the live streaming details as well as the TV guide alongside the match preview, probable starting line-up and match prediction.
I-League 2016-17: Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC Match Preview
Mohun Bagan made a bright start to their I-League campaign with some excellent performances. The green and maroon brigade got off to a winning start against Churchill Brothers in the first encounter. And they followed it up with three consecutive wins against Shillong Lajong FC, Minerva Punjab, and Chennai City FC. However, they dropped the first points this season with an away draw in Pune against DSK Shivajians who made it really hard for the visitors. The upcoming match is going to be the home match for Mohun Bagan, and they would love to take advantage of that. The Green and Maroon brigade will be high in confidence despite a draw in the last match as they managed to secure a 2-1 win away from home against Colombo FC in the AFC Cup. And they will be raring to go and make it to the top of the table in the I-League to keep the pressure on the current league leaders East Bengal who will be up against Chennai City FC who are reeling in the bottom half of the table of the I-League 2016-17.
Aizawl FC, on the other hand, have been the surprise package of this season. With a dream start to the season after a stalemate against East Bengal, Aizawl FC have managed to win as many as four matches. Their only defeat of this season has come against newcomer Chennai City FC which was also away from home. But they have managed to get back to winning ways in the match against the DSK Shivajians. So it will be definitely a tough nut to crack for the Kolkata Giants although Mohun Bagan have got a much stronger side than Aizawl FC on paper. But football being one of the most unpredictable sports might come up with a real shock, and Sanjay Sen and his men should be wary of that.
The team from the North East Frontier of India last time met with the Kolkata giants way back in last year in the Federation Cup where they turned out to be a second best. Mohun Bagan lifted the Fed Cup hammering the team from Mizoram with a scoreline of 5-0. Fans would love to see that score being repeated but this time Aizawl FC have looked much better than what they were in the last season. So we might expect a much close contest in the upcoming Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC encounter in the I-League 2016-17.
I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC Team News
No news has come in regarding any injury from either team. So it is expected that both teams will field the strongest possible eleven. There have been reports coming in from different sources that Sony Norde might get a rest for few matches. But chances are very low that he will get a game off particularly after the draw against DSK Shivajians. Also, the Green and Maroon Brigade will be without the services of Eduardo who has sustained an injury and will not be in contention for the match against Aizawl FC. In place of the mighty foreigner, Sanjay Sen will perhaps provide Kingshuk Debnath with the opportunity to prove his mettle. Kingshuk had fared decently enough for Atletico de Kolkata when he came in as a replacement for Arnab Mondal in the latter stages of the tournament. And the Mohun Bagan fans would love to see the Bengal lad of short stature to give his best.
Also, news has come in that Eduardo might get a game rest but there has been no official word from Sanjay Sen that he won’t be playing in the upcoming Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC encounter in the I-League. Aizawl FC, on the other hand, will perhaps field the best possible eleven as they would love to snatch at least one point from Kolkata. This sets up an exciting encounter between these two teams.
Mohun Bagan (probable starting line-up): Debjit, Anas, Kingshuk Debnath, Pranay Halder, Pritam Kotal, Shehnaz Singh, Souvik Chakraborty, Katsumi Yusa, Daryl Duffy, Sony Norde and Jeje
Aizawl FC (probable line-up): A Gomes, A. Mehta, Lalruatthara, Z. Ralte, R Laldanmawia, E. Obumneme, Mahmoud Al Amenah, H. Lalmuankima, Jayesh Rane, A. Jaryan and K Bayi
I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC Match Prediction
We can expect a mouth-watering encounter in the I-League 2016-17 when the Kolkata Giants meet the young club in Indian football. Although Aizawl FC are playing well, we predict a 2-0 win for the home side. The goals will be scored by Katsumi and Shehnaz Singhfor the home side.
I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC Match Details
Date: February 4, 2017
Time: 07:05 PM IST, 01:35 AM GMT
Venue: Rabindra Sarovar Stadium, Kolkata, India
I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC TV Guide and Live Streaming Details
TV Listings: The Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC in the I-League 2016-17 will be telecasted live on Ten 2 in India.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live.
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