Mohammedan SC to host the 8th match in the second round of the I-League 2021 against the Churchill Brothers FC Goa. The match will be played on 14 January at Kalyani Municipal Stadium.
Mohammedan won against Sudeva Delhi FC in the first match of this season. With 3 points in hand, they are positioned at the second position in the I-League standing table.
Whereas the Churchill Brothers FC Goa won their first against Indian Arrows. They are currently listed first on the standing table as of the GF (goals for) criteria.
Mohammedan SC vs Churchill Brothers FC Goa: Preview
Black Panthers faced the debutant Sudeva Delhi FC in the first match. Faisal Ali scored a goal in the 68th minute to hand Mohammedan a 1-0 victory in the first game.
Likewise, the Red Machines played out a 5-2 victory against the Indian Arrows in their previous fixture.
Forward player of Churchill Brothers Clayvin Zuniga scored the most number of goals so far in this season. He slotted hattrick goals against the Indian Arrows. Luka Majcen netted 2 goals in his debut match in the I-League for Churchill.
Mohammedan SC vs Churchill Brothers FC Goa: Team News
Mohammedan head coach Jose Hevia will ensure that his playing XI will be able to stop the Churchill strikers. He might start with the same 4-5-1.
“It is only a matter of time before this team gets better. In the first match, we kept a clean sheet and had a great defensive performance. Although we were not good offensively, we got the job done and that’s more important.”
“They (Churchill Brothers) are looking to win and so are we. But, I believe we have a better team than theirs and can beat them. Football is not just about one player but Zuniga is a threat inside the box for us. It will be a good clash against him. I look forward to it.”– Mohammedan coach Jose Hevia
Meanwhile, the Churchill Brothers will be eying to dominate the game and win their consecutive match to stay at the top of the standing table. The Probable formation will be 4-3-3.
Predicted Line-ups and Score
Mohammedan SC: Asheer, Obumneme Eze, Jamal, Faisal, Rafique Ali, Arijit, Shilton, Raphael, Nikhil, Hira, Suraj.
Churchill Brothers FC Goa: Shibinraj, Hamza, Vanlal, Suresh, Pinto, Kingslee, Majcen, Julian Zunica, Bazie, Brian, Kamran.
Mohammedan SC 1 – 2 Churchill Brothers FC Goa
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