I-League Match Prediction Rajasthan United FC vs. Namdhari FC, Feb 1

In the first I-League match in 2024 both teams have equal chances of winning.

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Match Details 

Teams: Rajasthan United FC vs. Namdhari FC

Stadium: Namdhari Stadium, Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana, Punjab


Hours of play: 14:00

Match day: Friday, February 01, 2024

Probable Starting 11

Rajasthan United

Formation: 4-3-3


  • Mohammad Singh: He’s been the undisputed first-choice keeper for Rajasthan, making consistent saves and commanding the box. Expect him to retain his spot.


  • Manvir Singh: A reliable right-back who offers good offensive support with crosses. His presence is crucial for Rajasthan’s attacking build-up.
  • Ricky Kwaku Denzell: A rock-solid central defender, strong in aerial duels and reading the game. An essential part of Rajasthan’s defensive stability.
  • Harmanjot Singh: Another key center-back, known for his composure and ability to build out from the back. His partnership with Denzell has been effective lately.
  • Isaac Arana: Experienced left-back providing defensive solidity and overlapping runs down the flank. He adds versatility to the backline.


  • Lalchungnunga Chhangte: A dynamic attacker who can operate anywhere across the midfield. His pace and dribbling skills create trouble for defenses. He could start in a central role for more control against Namdhari.
  • Jobby Oliveira: A creative maestro with excellent passing range and vision. He dictates the tempo of the game and provides crucial assists. His presence is pivotal in unlocking Namdhari’s defense.
  • Suraj Singh: A hardworking defensive midfielder who offers cover and wins tackles. He provides a balance to Chhangte and Oliveira’s attacking tendencies.


  • Md Ofori Dunga: A powerful striker with an eye for goal. His clinical finishing has been crucial for Rajasthan’s recent wins. Look for him to lead the line against Namdhari.
  • Sandeep Bhanwala: A pacey winger who stretches defenses and creates space for teammates. He could start on the right side to utilize his crossing ability.
  • Mayur Sharma: A versatile attacker who can play on either wing or as a second striker. His quick feet and dribbling skills could be valuable against Namdhari’s compact defense.
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Formation: 4-4-2


  • Aryan Kumar: Young and agile goalkeeper, known for his quick reflexes and ability to save close-range shots. He’s been Namdhari’s mainstay in goal recently.


  • Sandeep Singh: Experienced right-back who offers defensive solidity and crosses from deep positions. His leadership qualities are valuable for Namdhari’s backline.
  • Johnson Okumu: A strong and imposing central defender, good at winning aerial duels and making crucial interceptions. He’s Namdhari’s defensive anchor.
  • Tanzeem Quazi: Another reliable center-back, known for his composure and calmness under pressure. He partners well with Okumu to form a solid defensive unit.
  • Asif Ali: Left-back known for his overlapping runs and crossing ability. He adds attacking threat down the left flank.


  • Karamjit Singh: Defensive midfielder who wins tackles and breaks up play. He provides a shield for Namdhari’s backline and initiates counter-attacks.
  • Amarjit Singh Kiyam: A box-to-box midfielder with good passing range and dribbling skills. He can link up the play between defense and attack.
  • Shyam Lal: Right winger who provides pace and width to Namdhari’s attack. He can take on defenders and deliver dangerous crosses into the box.
  • Suhair V.P.: Left winger known for his creativity and ability to cut inside onto his stronger right foot. He can create chances for himself and his teammates.


  • Felix Otugo: Experienced striker with a poacher’s instinct. He’s clinical in the box and can finish chances from close range. Namdhari will rely on his goalscoring ability against Rajasthan.
  • Lallianzuala Chhangte: Young and energetic striker who offers pace and movement upfront. He can play off Otugo or run behind the defense to create problems.
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Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Rajasthan United

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
03/12/23I-LRajasthan United1 – 1Shillong Lajong
06/12/23I-LRajasthan United2 – 2Inter Kashi
15/12/23I-LNEROCA3 – 4Rajasthan United
22/12/23I-LRajasthan United5 – 4TRAU
08/01/24ASCInter Kashi5 – 0Rajasthan United

Last 5 Games of [Team 2]

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
02/12/23I-LGokulam Kerala2 – 2Namdhari
05/12/23I-LNamdhari1 – 2Delhi FC
13/12/23I-LNamdhari0 – 1Mohammedan
17/12/23I-LTRAU1 – 2Namdhari
23/12/23I-LShillong Lajong3 – 0Namdhari

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024

Rajasthan United

PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
R. Denzell101
Y. Tripathi30
L. Chhangte20
R. Gupta10
N. Gurung10


PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
Imanol Arana20
Harmanpreet Singh20
S. Bhanwala10
Akashdeep Singh II10
P. Singh10

General Statistics

Rajasthan UnitedNamdhari
Matches played11741165
Goals for21147945
Goals against27131420911
Clean sheets110220
Avg. goals scored p/m1.9121.750.820.671
Avg. goals conceded p/m2.451.863.51.821.52.2
Avg. time 1st goal scored25m27m19m46m46m46m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.38m36m41m37m39m36m
Failed to score202532
Biggest victory2 – 02 – 04 – 31 – 01 – 02 – 1
Biggest defeat0 – 51 – 20 – 50 – 30 – 20 – 3

Rajasthan United FC vs. Namdhari FC: Winning Prediction

The first I-League match in 2024 promises very exciting meeting of Rajastan United and Namdhari. Predicting a clear winner is tricky, but let’s dissect their recent performances and current form to make an informed judgement:

Rajasthan United FC

  • Position: 10th (11 games, 3W, 2D, 6L)
  • Recent form: DWWL (last 5 matches)
  • Strengths: Solid defense (conceded 1.8 goals/game), decent home record (2W, 1D in 5 games)
  • Weaknesses: Inconsistent attack (scored 0.8 goals/game), lack of clinical finishing

Namdhari FC

  • Position: 11th (10 games, 3W, 3D, 4L)
  • Recent form: DLLWL (last 5 matches)
  • Strengths: Compact defense (conceded 1.8 goals/game), good away record (1W, 2D in 5 games)
  • Weaknesses: Lack of attacking flair (scored 0.8 goals/game), dependence on counter-attacks

Key factors to consider

  • Home advantage: Rajasthan United will play at the Rajasthan University Stadium, which could give them a slight edge in terms of crowd support and familiarity.
  • Head-to-head: This is the first-ever meeting between these two teams, so there’s no historical data to analyze.
  • Team motivation: Rajasthan United need a win to climb up the table, while Namdhari would be happy with a point to maintain their position.


Despite the home advantage, Rajasthan United’s inconsistent attack and recent draw against a weaker opponent raise doubts. Namdhari’s defensive solidity and away form make them a resilient opponent.

Therefore, we predict a close and tight match, potentially ending in a draw (1-1). However, if Rajasthan United can find their attacking rhythm and capitalize on home support, they have a chance to snatch a narrow victory.

I-League Table on 25/01/2024

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 Namdhari Stadium 

Namdhari Stadium is located in Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. It is the home ground of Namdhari Football Club, a professional football club based in Bhaini Sahib. The club is part of the multi-sports Namdhari Sports Academy and competes in the Punjab State Super League.

Namdhari Football Club was first formed in 1975 as Namdhari XI. In 2004, Namdhari Sports Academy was built in Sri Bhaini Sahib, near Ludhiana. With growing interest in football, the Namdharis established their first football academy in 2018.

The stadium has a capacity of 1,000 spectators. It served as the home stadium for Namdhari FC in its inaugural I-League season. The I-League is the current second division of the Indian football league system.

The Namdhari movement, of which the club is a part, was started by Satguru Ram Singh Ji in April 1857 at Sri Bhaini Sahib. The Namdhari Sikhs, also known as Kukas, played a very prominent role in the political freedom of India from the bondage of the Imperialist British rulers. They hold a unique place in the resistance movement.

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