I-League Match Prediction NEROCA FC vs. Tiddim Road Athletic Union, Feb 3

NEROCA FC has more chances to win due to their recent form and home advantage.

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Match Details 

Teams: NEROCA FC vs. Tiddim Road Athletic Union

Stadium: Kalyani Municipal Stadium, Kalyani, West Bengal, India


Hours of play: 16:30

Match day: Saturday, February 3, 2024

Probable Starting 11


Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Lalit Thapa (reliable shot-stopper, consistent performances)


  • Akash Lal (experienced, good in tackles)
  • Joseph Zothan (tall, strong in aerial duels)
  • Jitendra Singh (versatile, can play both center-back and full-back)
  • Saran Singh (young, energetic, improving defensively)


  • Meitei Devaraj (creative spark, good passer)
  • Ricky Chakraborty (dynamic box-to-box midfielder)
  • John Chidi Okolo (defensive anchor, reads the game well)


  • Sergio Cidoncha (experienced striker, good finisher)
  • Donaldo (pacey winger, threat on the counter-attack)
  • Yumnam Gopi Singh (local hero, energetic presence)


  • Shubham Dhillon (goalkeeper)
  • Varun Kumar (defender)
  • Imran Khan (defender)
  • Lalengmawia (midfielder)
  • David Lalhruizela (midfielder)
  • Chanso Horam (forward)
  • Michael Osei Bonsu (forward)
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Tiddim Road Athletic Union

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Amrit Rakshit (confident, good reflexes)


  • Manjit Singh (aggressive tackler, reads the game well)
  • Helder Monroy (experienced center-back, strong in aerial duels)
  • Salam Ranjan Singh (versatile, can play both full-back and center-back)
  • Ajay K. Chettri (attacking full-back, good crosser)


  • Phalguni Singh (dynamic midfielder, good in possession)
  • Shubham Das (technical midfielder, good passer)
  • Tushar Roy (defensive midfielder, wins tackles)
  • Lalliyan Luthra (attacking midfielder, creative spark)


  • Komol Sharma (experienced striker, clinical finisher)
  • Bidyashagar Singh (pacey winger, threat on the counter-attack)


  • Gurpreet Singh (goalkeeper)
  • Shubham Sharma (defender)
  • Samuel Lalmuanmawmia (defender)
  • Manandeep Singh (midfielder)
  • Salam Singh (midfielder)
  • Mayur Mundade (forward)
  • Krishnananda Singh (forward)

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
Jan 18, 2023NEROCA3-1TRAU
Dec 11, 2022TRAU2-1NEROCA
Mar 7, 2022TRAU0-2NEROCA
Jan 15, 2021NEROCA1-1TRAU
Feb 8, 2020NEROCA5-0TRAU
Jan 8, 2020TRAU2-1NEROCA

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of NEROCA

DateLeagueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
27/11/23I-LDelhi FC3 – 4NEROCA
01/12/23I-LNEROCA1 – 3Inter Kashi
10/12/23I-LChurchill Brothers4 – 1NEROCA
15/12/23I-LNEROCA3 – 4Rajasthan United
24/12/23I-LMohammedan2 – 1NEROCA

Last 5 Games of TRAU

DateLeagueTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
25/11/23I-LShillong Lajong2 – 1TRAU
07/12/23I-LTRAU1 – 5Aizawl
10/12/23I-LTRAU3 – 0Inter Kashi
17/12/23I-LTRAU1 – 2Namdhari
22/12/23I-LRajasthan United5 – 4TRAU

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024


PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
A. Kromah20
S. Meitei20
A. Panchal20
D. Simbo20
Lourembam Singh20


PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
D. Aribam30
A. Okyere20
D. Singh20
Robinson Singh20
L. Shil10

General Statistics

Matches played11561156
Goals for15781156
Goals against331518331419
Clean sheets000110
Avg. goals scored p/m1.361.41.33111
Avg. goals conceded p/m33332.83.17
Avg. time 1st goal scored54m53m55m18m20m16m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.34m38m32m24m23m25m
Failed to score211523
Biggest victory2 – 12 – 14 – 33 – 03 – 0
Biggest defeat0 – 40 – 40 – 40 – 60 – 50 – 6

NEROCA FC vs. Tiddim Road Athletic Union: Winning Prediction


  • Recent form: On the rise! They’ve secured two consecutive wins, including a thrilling 3-1 victory against archrivals TRAU FC in the Imphal derby. This boosted their morale and lifted them out of the relegation zone for now.
  • Current standing: 12th place with 10 points from 11 games. They’ve shown glimpses of attacking prowess, but consistency has been an issue.
  • Home advantage: Playing at Khuman Lampak Stadium, their home turf, could be a significant factor. The passionate local crowd can provide a crucial boost.

Tiddim Road Athletic Union

  • Recent form: Patchy. They’ve alternated between wins and losses in their last five matches, most recently suffering a 2-0 defeat to Gokulam Kerala FC.
  • Current standing: 13th place with 9 points from 11 games. They’re defensively solid but lack the cutting edge in attack.
  • Away disadvantage: Playing away from home can be challenging, especially against a fired-up NEROCA team.


  • Momentum: NEROCA holds the momentum right now, thanks to their recent victories. Their confidence and home advantage give them a slight edge.
  • Head-to-head: The teams played a tight 1-1 draw in their first encounter this season. Expect another close contest.
  • X-factors: Individual brilliance on either side could swing the match. NEROCA’s forward options like John Chidi and Philip Eze can be dangerous, while TRAU’s defensive solidity can frustrate the home team.


It’s a close call, but we predict NEROCA FC to win narrowly, possibly by a score of 1-0 or 2-1. Their recent form, home advantage, and attacking potential could tip the scales in their favor. However, TRAU’s defensive resilience shouldn’t be underestimated, and they could easily snatch a point or even cause an upset.

I-League Table on 26/01/2024

2Real Kashmir111220
3Sreenidi Deccan111120
5Shillong Lajong11419
6Gokulam Kerala11817
7Delhi FC11216
8Inter Kashi11-515
9Rajasthan United11-612
10Churchill Brothers10312

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

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Report About Kalyani Municipal Stadium 

The Kalyani Municipal Stadium is situated in Kalyani, West Bengal, India. It serves as a significant venue for football matches and various sporting events. Here are some key details about the stadium:

  • History and Background: The stadium is the home ground for Kolkata-based clubs such as Mohun Bagan, East Bengal FC, and Mohammedan S.C., who use it for some of their national and regional league matches. Kalyani Stadium has become an alternative location to Kolkata for hosting numerous I-League and Calcutta Football League matches, as well as other sporting events. The stadium has hosted notable tournaments like the Durand Cup in 2019, IFA Shield, Santosh Trophy, 2019 SAFF U-15 Championship, Calcutta Football League, U-17 Women’s Championship in 2019, and various other Indian and international tournaments.
  • Facilities: The stadium is equipped with a swimming pool and a well-equipped gymnasium. It also features floodlights to support night matches. Currently, the stadium is undergoing remodeling to incorporate a modern structure and a 5-story gallery with additional facilities.
  • Capacity: Kalyani Municipal Stadium can accommodate up to 20,000 spectators.
  • Location: Situated near Kalyani Lake and positioned in the central part of Kalyani city, the stadium’s main gate is opposite the Kalyani Sub Divisional Court Building. It is approximately 10 minutes away from Kalyani railway station and 5 minutes away from Kalyani Silpanchal railway station.

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.

Rudra Chanda