I-League 2018-19- Indian Arrows vs Chennai City: Preview and prediction
Indian Arrows will be hosting Chennai City in their return fixture of the I-League tomorrow. While Arrows are seventh on the league table with 16 points from as many matches, Chennai are only behind Real Kashmir with 30 points from 14 matches. It will be a Herculean task for Arrows to get the better of Chennai tomorrow. Here is our detailed match preview.
Are the hosts ready for the big challenge?
Though the Arrows are showing some quality under their manager Floyd Pinto, it will be really difficult for them to win against Chennai tomorrow. Notably, they are coming off a win against Minerva Punjab. Players like Deepak Tangri and Boris Singh have shown great signs of improvement since last season, and it remains to be seen how they perform against a side like Chennai.
How are Chennai City looking ahead of the match?
Chennai City are playing some of the best football, the league has seen this season. Though they are now second on the league table, Chennai have two matches in hand, and can overcome present league leaders, Real Kashmir's hurdle easily. Chennai are coming off a defeat at the hands of Real Kashmir, which overcame them in both legs this season.
Who will be the key players in the encounter?
Jitendra Singh has become an important player for Arrows. His understanding with others would be key tomorrow.. After a change in position, Boris Singh has been impressive, and even managed to score a goal in their match against NEROCA. Chennai have a devastating attacking trio in the form of Pedro Manzi, Nestor Gordillo, and Sandro Rodriguez, who will be looking to breach the defense.
Predicted line-up and TV listing
Indian Arrows: Gill, Rai, Jitendra Singh, Ali, Boris Singh, Tangri, Kiyam, Meitei, Danu, Praveen, Vikram Singh. Chennai City: Santana, Vanspaul, Eslava, Bora, Kamaraj, Pandiyan, Raju, Jesuraj, Rodriguez, Gordillo, Manzi. The match is scheduled to kick-off from 2:00 PM and will be telecast on the Star Sports network. It can also be live-streamed on Hotstar or Jio TV.
How can the match turn out tomorrow?
The match tomorrow is clearly favoring Chennai City, as they have been far too dominant this season to suddenly face problems against Indian Arrows. However, it must be said that the youngsters in Arrows, who are the future of Indian football, have definitely been impressive and a lot more will be expected from them in the coming years. However, tomorrow Chennai can win 3-1.
What should be the ideal Fantasy XI formation?
Choose a 3-4-3 formation for this match with Santana as the goal-keeper. Jitendra Singh can be the center-back as Eslava and Boris Singh take up the right and left back roles respectively. Kamaraj and Kiyam can be the central mid-fielders while Jesuraj and Danu rule the flanks. Gordillo, Manzi and Vikram Singh can be the ideal forwards.