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  • 7 May 2013
  • • 18:30
  • • Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama, Goa
  • Referee: A. Rowan
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Churchill Brothers SC - Mohun Bagan Preview: Will the Mariners delay the Goan side's title celebrations?

Churchill Brothers SC - Mohun Bagan Preview: Will the Mariners delay the Goan side's title celebrations?

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The Red Machines will be looking to seal their second I-League title on Tuesday, for which they need just a point from the tie...

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
CHURCHILL BROTHERS SC

Nandy;
Franco, Tamba, Ravanan, Yumnam;
Dias, Lenny, Beto, Balan;
Chhetri, Antchouet
MOHUN BAGAN

Shilton;
Nirmal, Anyichie, Aibor, Saha;
Maithani, Denson, Nabi;
Sabeeth, Odafa, Snehashish

With East Bengal having fallen out of the I-League title race following the Red and Gold's 2-2 draw against Dempo SC on Saturday, the title race remains between Pune FC (49) and Churchill Brothers (51) although the Goans - who enjoy a better head-to-head record - have a game in surplus.

A draw will hence be enough for the Mariano Dias-led side against Karim Bencherifa's Mohun Bagan.

Churchill Brothers have been undefeated in their last five outings coming into the game and if they continue that rich vein of form this evening, the I-League title shall remain in Goa for another season.

Mohun Bagan will look to end the season on a high as they have successfully avoided the drop after having had to start from zero point from round 11 onward.

This is probably one of the few instances this season when the pressure is on the opposition, as opposed to Mohun Bagan now that they have successfully booked a berth in next season's I-League.

  TEAM NEWS

Churchill Brothers SC: Beto is expected to feature in the starting line-up. Tomba Singh has been ruled out due to a groin injury.

Mohun Bagan: Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey will miss the tie after having picked up an injury in Nepal.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Should Churchill Brothers SC win or draw this match, the club's technical director Subhash Bhowmick will win the league title after a gap of nine years (last won the NFL with East Bengal in 2003-04 season).
  • At the same time, Churchill Brothers SC would win the I-League for the second time in four years after sealing their maiden league title in season 2008-09.
  • Mohun Bagan (35), who have two matches in hand on the 11th spot, can sport a possible best eighth place finish if the teams above lose their remaining matches.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Churchill Brothers

Mohun Bagan

Wins
2
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Churchill Brothers SC CHU
Churchill Brothers SC Churchill Brothers
Draw
Mohun Bagan AC MMB
Mohun Bagan AC Mohun Bagan
38%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Churchill Brothers SC CHU
0 - 2
Mohun Bagan AC MMB
Churchill Brothers SC CHU
1 - 3
Mohun Bagan AC MMB
Churchill Brothers SC CHU
1 - 2
Mohun Bagan AC MMB

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