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  • 13 April 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani
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Mohun Bagan - Air India Preview: Can Noushad Moosa get his first I-League win against the Mariners?

Mohun Bagan - Air India Preview: Can Noushad Moosa get his first I-League win against the Mariners?

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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...

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
MOHUN BAGAN

Shilton;
Nirmal, Anyichie, Aibor, Nabi;
Jewel, Denson, Manish;
Sabeeth, Odafa, Ozbey
AIR INDIA
 
Boboi;
Baldip, Bheke, Dias, Thube;
Micky;
Pradeep, Amos, Chakraborty;
Junior, Thorat

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.

  TEAM NEWS

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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Last Five Matches

Air India

  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • Air India AIR
    0 - 0
    ONGC FC ONG
  • Air India AIR
    2 - 1
    Western Railway FC WES
  • Air India AIR
    1 - 0
    Mumbai Customs FC MUM
  • Air India AIR
    4 - 0
    Premier India Football Academy Sports FC PIF
  • Air India AIR
    3 - 0
    Companeros SC COM

Head To Head

Mohun Bagan

Air India

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Mohun Bagan AC MMB
Mohun Bagan AC Mohun Bagan
Draw
Air India AIR
Air India Air India
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Mohun Bagan AC MMB
3 - 1
Air India AIR
Mohun Bagan AC MMB
4 - 0
Air India AIR
Mohun Bagan AC MMB
0 - 2
Air India AIR

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