I-League 2018-19: Gokulam vs Indian Arrows: Preview and prediction
Gokulam Kerala will be hosting Indian Arrows tomorrow in their return I-League fixture. While the southerners are tenth on the league table with 12 points from 15 matches, Arrows are seventh with 16 points from 17 matches. Will Gokulam be able to jump to the eighth position with a win tomorrow? Here, we present our detailed match preview.
Are Gokulam Kerala prepared for the encounter?
Despite bringing in Gift Raikhan as their new technical director, Gokulam have not managed to produce impressive results on the field. Gokulam are yet to find a strong pair of center-backs, which is causing them much distress this season. Players like Rajesh S, Arjun Jayaraj and Pritam Singh have failed to replicate their impressive performances at the beginning of the season in these later stages.
How are Indian Arrows looking ahead of the match?
In the last five matches, Indian Arrows have lost four and won just one. They need to gear up and perform in this match to keep hold of their seventh position on the league table, as Gokualm already have two matches in hand. Arrows had been performed impressively against opponents like Mohun Bagan and Chennai City, but did not manage to procure wins.
Who will be the key players in the match?
Gokulam will want Marcus Joseph to lead them forward and score goals. Daniel Addo and Fabien Vorbe will be their key men in defense. For Arrows, Deepak Tangri will be a key player in the midfield while Boris Singh will be important in the left half. Rahul KP might cause Daniel Addo problems like he did in the previous fixture between the two sides.
Predicted line-up and TV lisitng
Gokulam Kerala: Das Sharma, Deepak K, Addo, Irshad, Das, Castro, Vorbe, Ralph Alfred, Khan, Pritam Singh, Joseph. Indian Arrows: Gill, Rai, Jitendra Singh, Ali, Boris Singh, Tangri, Deepak Singh, KP, Sarkar, Vikram Pratap Singh, Danu. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 5:00 PM, and will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. It can also be live-streamed on Hotstar or Jio TV.
How can the match turn out tomorrow?
It seems that the match will be in Arrows favor tomorrow considering the impressive performances they have put up against stronger sides likes East Bengal and Chennai City. Gokulam also cannot be written off totally since they have a lot at stake and will want to win this fixture at any cost. We predict the scoreline to go 1-0 in Arrows' favor.
What should be the ideal Fantasy XI for this match?
Choose a 4-3-3 formation keeping Gill as the goalkeeper. Deepak and Anwar Ali can be the left and right backs as Addo and Jitendra Singh take up the roles of the center-backs. Vorde, Das, and Boris Singh can be the midfielders while Rohit Danu, Pritam Singh, and Marcus Joseph can take up the attacking duties.