It's a relegation battle, where one team seems to be winning games with ease and the other in a constant state of free-fall...
Nirmal, Anyichie, Aibor, Nabi;
Jewel, Denson, Manish;
Sabeeth, Odafa, Ozbey
Baldip, Bheke, Dias, Thube;
Pradeep, Amos, Chakraborty;
Mohun Bagan, thanks to the partnership of Odafa Okolie and Tolgay Ozbey, find themselves out of the relegation zone atleast temporarily.
Both the teams currently sit on 19 points, with only goal difference seperating the two sides and Mohun Bagan will look to continue their unbeaten run against another relegation candidate Air India.
The Mariners are on an impressive run, with the team last having faced defeat on January 20, at the hands of Salgaocar. Since then Karim Bencherifa's side has gone unbeaten run, which currently stands at nine games, five of which have been victories.
|Odafa and Ozbey will be key for Mohun Bagan
Air India come into this game in the worst possible way, not having won a game since their 2-1 victory over Dempo which goes back almost two months now. Their lack of motivation can be looked at as a reason for such a dismal form.
Air India will not be part of next season's league given that they have failed to meet the club licensing criterion set by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which has been enforced upon by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The defence continues to be a cause of concern for the Airmen as they have conceded as many as 47 goals in 22 games played this season. The club would look to improve on their performances in their last four games, and leave the league on a high.
Mohun Bagan FC: There are no injury or suspensions to worry about for Karim Bencherifa and he has a full squad to choose from.
Air India: Sukhwinder Singh and Prem Kumar are back from suspensions and available for selection. Centre-half John Dias and Sandesh Gadkari will be unavailable for this game.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Air India hasn't beaten Mohun Bagan in the I-League till date.
- Air India did however beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the Federation Cup this season and 1-0 in the previous term.
- Mohun Bagan have lost only one game at home this season, while Air India are yet to register a single win away from home.
- Mohun Bagan have won four out of their last five games, whereas Air India have lost four out of their last five games.
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