I-League Match Prediction Tiddim Road Athletic Union vs. Delhi FC, Feb 11

While Delhi historically dominate TRAU and boast more attacking firepower, TRAU’s home advantage and recent defensive form cannot be ignored.

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Match Details 

Teams: Tiddim Road Athletic Union vs. Delhi FC

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

SeriesI-League

Hours of play: 19:00

Match day: Sunday, February 11, 2024

Probable Starting 11

TRAU (4-4-2)

  • Goalkeeper: Soram Anganba (consistent performances)
  • Defenders: Salam Ranjan Singh (experienced captain), Gurwinder Singh (strong in the air), Naocha Singh (pacey full-back), Samuel Lalmuan (solid tackler)
  • Midfielders: Phalguni Singh (creative spark), Salam Singh (dominant box-to-box midfielder), Komolpreet Singh (workhorse), Vanlalremdika (technical winger)
  • Strikers: Seilenthang Lotjem (top scorer last season), Krishnananda Singh (dangerous in the box)
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Delhi (4-3-3)

  • Goalkeeper: Suraj Kumar (reliable shot-stopper)
  • Defenders: Anwar Ali (experienced leader), Lalhrezuala Sailung (fast and aggressive), Aniket Jadhav (versatile defender), Brian Lungleng (good on the ball)
  • Midfielders: Willis Plaza (attacking midfielder), Lalchungnunga (defensive midfielder), Arijit Singh (playmaker)
  • Strikers: Sivasakthi Narayanan (direct and skillful), Hriivei Carlos Pao (clinical finisher), Uttam Rai (pacey winger)
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Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
Oct 30, 2023Delhi FC1-1TRAU

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of TRAU

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
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

Last 5 Games of Delhi

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
01/12/23I-LDelhi FC2 – 1Churchill Brothers
05/12/23I-LNamdhari1 – 2Delhi FC
11/12/23I-LSreenidi Deccan1 – 0Delhi FC
15/12/23I-LInter Kashi2 – 0Delhi FC
24/12/23I-LDelhi FC1 – 0Real Kashmir

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024

TRAU

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

Delhi

PlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
Sérgio Barboza51
Aroldinho40
G. Rawat30
Hudson Dias21
B. Gagandeep20

General Statistics

TRAUDelhi FC
TotalHomeAwayTotalHomeAway
Rank137
Matches played11561165
Wins110532
Draws101110
Losses945523
Goals for115620128
Goals against33141918117
Points43116106
Clean sheets110110
Avg. goals scored p/m1111.8221.6
Avg. goals conceded p/m32.83.171.641.831.4
Avg. time 1st goal scored18m20m16m47m57m25m
Avg. time 1st goal conced.24m23m25m29m19m43m
Failed to score523202
Biggest victory3 – 03 – 05 – 11 – 05 – 1
Biggest defeat0 – 60 – 50 – 60 – 23 – 40 – 2

Tiddim Road Athletic Union vs. Delhi FC: Winning Prediction

TRAU FC (Current Form – 8th place)

  • Positives:
    • Undefeated in their last 3 matches, displaying newfound defensive stability.
    • Possess a potent attacking duo in Seilenthang Lotjem (4 goals) and Phalguni Singh (3 goals).
    • Playing at home, where they’ve won 3 out of 6 games this season.
  • Negatives:
    • Reliant on individual moments of brilliance in attack.
    • Recent draws against lower-ranked Sudeva Delhi and Gokulam Kerala raise questions about their ability to topple top teams.

Delhi FC (Current Form – 7th place)

  • Positives:
    • Scored in their last 4 matches, showcasing improved attacking intent.
    • Boast a talented midfield with Adrian Luna and Willis Plaza capable of creating chances.
    • Historically strong against TRAU, winning 2 out of their last 3 encounters.
  • Negatives:
    • Inconsistent defense, conceding 16 goals in 12 matches.
    • Recent 2-1 defeat against league leaders Mohammedan Sporting Club exposed weaknesses in dealing with attacking threats.

Head-to-Head

  • Delhi FC hold the upper hand, winning 2 of the last 3 matches against TRAU, including a 2-0 victory in their previous I-League meeting (Oct 2023).
  • Notably, both teams won their respective home encounters in the 2022-23 season.

Analysis

This match promises to be a tactical battle between TRAU’s defensive solidity and Delhi’s attacking intent. TRAU will aim to exploit Delhi’s defensive flaws through Lotjem and Singh’s pace, while Delhi will rely on Luna and Plaza’s creativity to unlock TRAU’s backline. Both teams are motivated to climb the table, making for a potentially high-pressure encounter.

Prediction

While Delhi historically dominate TRAU and boast more attacking firepower, TRAU’s home advantage and recent defensive form cannot be ignored. Expect a close and potentially high-scoring affair. We predict a narrow victory for Delhi FC, 2-1.

I-League Table on 31/01/2024

#TeamMPDP*
1Mohammedan111427
2Real Kashmir111220
3Sreenidi Deccan111120
4Aizawl11819
5Shillong Lajong11419
6Gokulam Kerala11817
7Delhi FC11216
8Inter Kashi11-515
9Rajasthan United11-612
10Churchill Brothers10312
11Namdhari11-118
12NEROCA11-187
13TRAU11-224

* 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