I-League Match Prediction Mohammedan Sporting Club vs. Delhi Football Club, Apr 13

Dominant position, unbeaten run, home advantage and past victory against DFC make Mohammedan Sporting Club favorites.

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Match Details 

Teams: Mohammedan Sporting Club vs. Delhi Football Club

Stadium: Naihati Bankimanjali Stadium, Naihati, India

SeriesI-League

Hours of play: 18:00

Match day: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Probable Starting 11

Mohammedan Sporting Club

  • GK: Phurba Lachenpa (Reliable presence in goal)
  • DEF: Sufian Khan, Akashdeep Singh, Moinuddin Khan, Vishal Krishnan (Strong defensive line)
  • MID: Sanju Pradhan (Captain), Brandon Vanlalremdika, Abhishek Ambekar, Yuta Suzuki (Creative midfielders)
  • FW: Marcus Joseph (Top scorer), Pedro Manzi (Another goal-scoring option)
Mohammedan FC India

Delhi Football Club

  • GK: Kamaljit Singh (Regular starter)
  • DEF: Shubham Sarangi, Gaurav Shankar, Kean Lewis, Pritam Singh (Assuming no injuries)
  • MID: Vikrant Sharma, Sriram Ramesh (Central midfield duo), Shakhil Reddy, Luis Santana (Wingers)
  • FW: Brandon van van Linden, Ashutosh Mehta (Top scorer for Delhi)
DELHI-FC-India

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches

DateHomeScoreAway
2023/11/10Delhi FC1 – 2Mohammedan

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Mohammedan Sporting Club

DateCompetitionHome TeamScoreAway Team
12/03/24I-LMohammedan3 – 2Churchill Brothers
17/03/24I-LNEROCA0 – 2Mohammedan
23/03/24I-LReal Kashmir0 – 0Mohammedan
30/03/24I-LMohammedan1 – 1Inter Kashi
06/04/24I-LShillong Lajong1 – 2Mohammedan
13/04/24I-LMohammedan15:30Delhi FC

Last 5 Games of Delhi Football Club

DateCompetitionHome TeamScoreAway Team
13/03/24I-LDelhi FC0 – 2Inter Kashi
17/03/24I-LReal Kashmir1 – 1Delhi FC
23/03/24I-LGokulam Kerala0 – 2Delhi FC
28/03/24I-LDelhi FC3 – 1Shillong Lajong
05/04/24I-LRajasthan United3 – 6Delhi FC

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024

Mohammedan Sporting Club

PlayerGoalsPenalties
E. Hernández130
L. Fanai50
D. Lalhlansanga50
A. Gómez30
M. Kasimov31

Delhi Football Club

PlayerGoalsPenalties
Sérgio Barboza123
Aroldinho40
Hudson Dias31
B. Gagandeep30
G. Rawat30

General Statistics

MohammedanDelhi FC
TotalHomeAwayTotalHomeAway
Rank16
Matches played231112231211
Wins15781055
Draws734211
Losses1101165
Goals for432617411922
Goals against19136392019
Points522428321616
Clean sheets817321
Avg. goals scored p/m1.872.361.421.781.582
Avg. goals conceded p/m0.831.180.51.71.671.73
Avg. time 1st goal scored33m25m41m45m63m25m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.49m50m48m39m43m33m
Failed to score413523
Biggest victory6 – 06 – 02 – 05 – 13 – 15 – 1
Biggest defeat0 – 30 – 30 – 20 – 20 – 2

Mohammedan Sporting Club vs. Delhi Football Club: Winning Prediction

Factors favoring Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC)

  • Dominant League Position: MSC currently holds the top spot in the I-League, showcasing consistent performance throughout the season. DFC sits in a distant 6th place.
  • Unbeaten Streak: MSC boasts a lengthy unbeaten run, indicating a solid defensive structure and offensive prowess.
  • Head-to-Head Advantage: In their previous encounter this season, MSC secured a victory over DFC.
  • Home Turf Advantage: Playing at their home stadium, Naihati Bankimanjali Stadium, provides MSC with familiarity and potential support from the crowd, giving them a psychological edge.

However, consider these factors for DFC

  • Recent Winning Streak: Despite their lower standing, DFC has a recent winning streak which shouldn’t be overlooked. They might pull off an upset if they capitalize on any weaknesses in MSC’s play.
  • Reduced Pressure for MSC: Having already secured the title, MSC might have a slight dip in motivation compared to earlier matches. DFC could potentially exploit this.

Prediction

While DFC’s recent form holds some promise, the weight of evidence leans heavily towards Mohammedan Sporting Club. Their dominant position, unbeaten run, home advantage, and past victory against DFC make them the clear favorites. However, football is full of surprises, and DFC shouldn’t be entirely written off.

Based on the analysis, Mohammedan Sporting Club is likely to win the match.

I-League Table on 09/04/2024

#TeamMPDP*
1Mohammedan232452
2Sreenidi Deccan232745
3Inter Kashi24641
4Real Kashmir232040
5Gokulam Kerala231639
6Delhi FC23232
7Shillong Lajong23031
8Churchill Brothers23230
9Aizawl22125
10Rajasthan United23-1625
11Namdhari23-1424
12NEROCA23-3514
13TRAU22-3313

* MP – Matches Played; D – Goal Difference; P – Points.

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Report About Naihati Bankimanjali Stadium

The Bankimanjali Stadium, also commonly known as Naihati Stadium, is a football stadium located in the municipality of Naihati in the North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The stadium is named after Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, a renowned Indian writer and it is owned by the Naihati Municipality. The stadium was opened in 2019.

The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators. It has hosted games of the Calcutta Football League, IFA Shield, I-League, and Durand Cup. It is the official ground of the friendly club tournament Naihati Gold Cup.

About I-League

The I-League is the men’s second-tier of the Indian football league system. It was founded in 2007 as the successor to the National Football League, with the first season starting in November 2007. The competition was launched as India’s first-ever top-tier professional football league with the aim to increase the player pool for the India national team.

Currently, the I-League is contested by 13 clubs. The winners get promoted to the Indian Super League. The I-League operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the I-League 2. Since the inception of the I-League, a total of seven clubs have been crowned champions. Dempo has won the most titles in league history, being crowned champions three times.

The I-League was formed after the 2006–07 NFL season. The league’s first season consisted of eight teams from the previous NFL campaign and two teams from the 2nd Division to form a 10-team league. The league announced a change in their foreign-player restrictions with the new rule being that all the clubs could sign four foreigners – three non-Asian and one which must be Asian.

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