I-League Match Prediction NEROCA FC vs Churchill Brothers, Mar 8

Churchill Brothers appear to have a slight edge over NEROCA FC in this match.

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Match Details 

Teams: NEROCA FC vs Churchill Brothers

Stadium: SSA Stadium (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium), Shillong, Meghalaya, India


Hours of play: 16:30

Match day: Friday, March 8, 2024

Probable Starting 11


  • Goalkeeper: Lunkhom Pheiro (Consistent performer)
  • Defenders: Varun Thokchom, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Aakash Meitei, Moses Omonwan (Regular backline)
  • Midfielders: Judah Garcia, Thangboi Sing, Ronald Singh, Benjamin Vanlalpeka (Key midfielders)
  • Forwards: Judah Garcia, Philip Adjah (Top scorers for NEROCA)
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Churchill Brothers

  • Goalkeeper: Ajit Kumar (First-choice keeper)
  • Defenders: Wayne Vaz, Suraj Singh, Kean Lewis, Bikash Jairu (Regular defensive setup)
  • Midfielders: Vinil Poojary, Dawda Cessay, Gaurav Vaze, Bryce Miranda (Central midfield trio)
  • Forward: Luka Majcen (Leading scorer for Churchill Brothers)

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
Dec 10, 2023Churchill Brothers4-1NEROCA
Mar 11, 2023NEROCA0-1Churchill Brothers
Jan 12, 2023Churchill Brothers0-0NEROCA
May 9, 2022NEROCA1-3Churchill Brothers
Apr 1, 2022NEROCA2-4Churchill Brothers
Feb 24, 2021Churchill Brothers1-0NEROCA
Feb 2, 2020Churchill Brothers4-1NEROCA
Jan 19, 2019Churchill Brothers2-1NEROCA
Dec 15, 2018NEROCA2-1Churchill Brothers
Feb 14, 2018NEROCA1-0Churchill Brothers
Jan 30, 2018Churchill Brothers0-1NEROCA

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of NEROCA FC

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
24/12/23I-LMohammedan2 – 1NEROCA
14/02/24I-LNamdhari3 – 2NEROCA
18/02/24I-LNEROCA0 – 2Shillong Lajong
23/02/24I-LNEROCA1 – 2Delhi FC
27/02/24I-LInter Kashi3 – 1NEROCA

Last 5 Games of Churchill Brothers

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
10/02/24I-LChurchill Brothers1 – 1Namdhari
14/02/24I-LInter Kashi1 – 1Churchill Brothers
18/02/24I-LChurchill Brothers0 – 2Real Kashmir
24/02/24I-LChurchill Brothers1 – 2Gokulam Kerala
27/02/24I-LChurchill Brothers2 – 0Delhi FC

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024


PlayerGoalsPenalties Goals
Lourembam Singh30
A. Kromah20
S. Meitei20
A. Panchal20
D. Simbo20

Churchill Brothers

PlayerGoalsPenalties Goals
R. Dichiara50
O. Louis42
F. Ali20
M. Cháves20
R. Costa20

General Statistics

NEROCAChurchill Brothers
Matches played15781697
Goals for1981120146
Goals against43192419109
Clean sheets000431
Avg. goals scored p/m1.271.141.381.251.560.86
Avg. goals conceded p/m2.872.7131.191.111.29
Avg. time 1st goal scored52m54m50m42m41m43m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.34m35m34m44m40m49m
Failed to score321523
Biggest victory2 – 12 – 14 – 34 – 04 – 03 – 1
Biggest defeat0 – 40 – 40 – 40 – 20 – 20 – 2

NEROCA FC vs Churchill Brothers: Winning Prediction


  • Recent performance: Not ideal. They are currently placed 12th in the I-League standings, struggling with a win rate of only 30% in the last 30 days.
  • Current form: Inconsistent. They haven’t secured a win in their last few matches.
  • Home advantage: Playing at home might give them a slight edge, but their recent home form hasn’t been impressive.

Churchill Brothers

  • Recent performance: More consistent than NEROCA FC. They currently sit at 9th position in the I-League standings.
  • Current form: Showing signs of improvement with a recent win and a draw.
  • Head-to-head record: Historically, Churchill Brothers have dominated the head-to-head encounters against NEROCA, winning 7 out of their last 11 meetings.


Based on the analysis, Churchill Brothers appear to have a slight edge over NEROCA FC in this match. Their recent form, historical dominance against NEROCA, and slightly better position in the standings suggest they might be the favorites.

I-League Table on 28/02/2024

2Gokulam Kerala161732
3Sreenidi Deccan152132
4Real Kashmir151627
5Inter Kashi17-126
6Shillong Lajong15425
7Delhi FC16-122
9Churchill Brothers16117
10Rajasthan United15-1216

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

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Report About Stadium 

The Shillong Sports Association Stadium, also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, is a football stadium located in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The stadium is locally known as the Polo Ground. It has most notably hosted the home matches of Shillong Lajong FC in the I-League. The stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 spectators. It is a two-tier stadium with a roof over the main stand. An artificial turf named Astroturf was laid down in 2012. The stadium predominantly hosted I-League and Shillong Premier League matches.

The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 and is located inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex. The sports complex comprises four other grounds, office spaces, hostels, and an indoor hall. This complex includes the Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) ground. The stadium is a significant part of the city’s sports hub. It’s worth a visit to witness the passion for sports in the state.

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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