Real Kashmir FC and Sudeva Delhi FC will go against each other in round 3 of Hero I-League (2020-21). The match will be held at Kalyani Municipal Stadium, West Bengal and kick-off will take place at 1900 hrs (07:00 PM) IST.
Sudeva Delhi FC is the new entrant in the league after winning the bid for direct entry after an invitation of bids by the All India Federation of Football (AIFF). Sudeva are currently at 4th position in the table with 3 points in 2 games after 1 win and 1 loss.
On the other hand, Real Kashmir FC are sitting in 3rd spot on the table without losing any match of the 2 played so far. Snow Leopards have won 1 and drew 1 which earned them 4 points.
REAL KASHMIR FC VS SUDEVA DELHI FC PREVIEW:
Snow Leopards have been a tough fighter in the I-league since their debut in 2018. Finishing the previous 2 campaigns of the league in the top 4, Real Kashmir started with a draw against TIddim Road Athletic( TRAU FC), 1-1. Win in the previous game against Chennai City FC, 3-0, gave them confidence.
Real Kashmir FC won the promotion under Head Coach David Robertson in his 1st year and he brought his son, Mason Robertson, in 2018. David’s side has scored 3 goals and conceded 1 in two games.
To win the Hero I-League is tough as every game presents its own set of challenges. Sudeva won’t be any different, however, we are ready for the match and would aim for the win. We want to also create pressure on the other two title challengers who are above us.DAVID ROBERTSON, Head Coach, Real Kashmir FC
Sudeva Delhi FC have played 2 matches in the I-League in which they have lost their 1st match against Mohammedan SC by 0-1 and thrashed Indian Arrows by 3-0. Scored 3 goals and conceded 1 goal in the games played.
Delhi based club has debuted under the Bhutan rooted Coach Chencho Dorji who took charge in 2020. Sudeva Delhi FC has played I-League 2nd Division for 2016-17 season where they finished 2nd.
Both the teams came against each other previously in I-League 2nd division (2016-17) for 2 times and both won their home games. Snow leopards won their leg by 1-0 and Sudeva Delhi(then Sudeva Moonlight) wining their leg by 4-3.
REAL KASHMIR FC VS SUDEVA DELHI FC TEAM NEWS:
Chencho Dorji’s men are in a great shape after their previous win and he is not looking to change the shape of the team while sticking to the same formation.
They are one of the best sides in the nation and we have to be very focused going into the match. Every game is very important and the season will become tougher as it progresses.CHENCHO DDORJI, Head Coach, Sudeva Delhi FC
Snow Leopards are a tough side who have been delivering great performances under their Scottish Coach David Robertson. Likewise, Delhi, David’s men will be in the same structure without any suspension and injuries in their squad.
PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND SCORE:
Sudeva Delhi FC (3-5-2): Rakshit Dagar; Sairut Kima, Akashdeep Singh, Gursimrat Singh; Naorem Mahesh Singh, Lunkim Khongsai, William Pauliankhum, Pintu Mahata, Lalliansanga Renthlei; Ajay singh, Kean Lewis
Real Kashmir FC (4-4-2): Mithun Samanta; Laihmangaihsanga Ralte, Mason Robertson, Bijaye Chhetri, Arun Nagial; Danish Farooq Bhat, Haroon Fakhruddin, Farhan Ganie, Abhash Thapa; Abegunrin Lukman, Asier Dipanda.
Real Kashmir FC 3-1 Sudeva Delhi FC
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