Mohun Bagan and Indian Arrows will meet each other in the I-League 2018-19 season at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, on Wednesday.
|Game||Mohun Bagan vs Indian Arrows|
|Date||Thursday, February 28|
|Time||5:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)|
TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM
The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the I-League but will not telecast this fixture. This game will be streamed on digital platforms.
|India (English) TV channel||Online streams|
|Star Sports 3||Hotstar and Jio TV|
MOHUN BAGAN Possible XI:
Key Players: Sony Norde, Aser Dipanda
Key Players: Anwar Ali, Rohit Danu
Mohun Bagan will look to come back fromm their defeat against Cennai City when they take on Indian Arrows on Thursday.
Already out of title contention, this match is just a fomality for the Mariners and coach Khalid Jamil might just shuffle his pack to provide game time to his fringe players.
They were outclassed by Chennai City in their previous match and the team looked to be lacking in motivation against the league leaders.
Shilton Paul was sent off and custodian will not be available for this game. Ricardo Cardozo might get the nod ahead of Shankar Roy.
Bagan's go-to player Sony Norde has not been in the best of forms and that has affected the results. They have managed to win only once in their last five matches and with lacklustre performances in every game.
Jamil is known for his defensive organisation but the coach has failed to plug in the gaps at the back. He deployed Eze Kingsley as a defensive midfielder against Chennai City but that did not work out. The Nigerian was caught out of position for a number of times by Sandro Rodriguez and Nestor Gordillo.
The absence of Yuta Kinowaki has also had a negative impact on the performance with Shilton D'Silva and Darren Caldeira not living up the mark. If Amarjit Singh and Deepak Tangri can replcate their recent form on Thursday, then the Arrows might have the upper hand at the centre of the park.
Rohit Danu has been nothing short of brilliant upfront and the Bagan defenders might have to break a sweat or two to keep the youngster in check.
Boris Singh is thriving as a wide midfielder and his combination with Danu will once again be critical in unlocking opposition defence.
Aser Dipanda and Henry Kisekka have been going through a lean patch of form and it remains to be seen whether they can test the Arrows defence led by Anwar Ali. Although Dipanda has scored seven goals, he has spurned his fair share of chances and must improve his efficiency.
If the hosts win then they will leapfrog NEROCA and move to the fifth spot. Can Mohun Bagan give their supporters something to cheer in the last home game or will Arrows get the bteer of the Kolkata giants?