Indian Arrows v Shillong Lajong Match Preview, 26/12/2017

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I-League 2017: Indian Arrows vs Shillong Lajong - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview
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Indian Arrows I-League 2017/2018
Placed ninth on the league standings, Luis Norton's boys are struggling to find their way back to the winning path.

The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental side, Indian Arrows are set to host Shillong Lajong at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi on Boxing Day. Both sides come into this fixture on the back of a loss with the Arrows bowing down to Gokulam Kerala FC in a 0-2 result whereas Lajong were defeated by north-eastern counterparts NEROCA.

Game Indian Arrows vs Shillong Lajong
Date Tuesday, December 26
Time 2:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)



The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the I-League. All the matches will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and 2 HD.

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Indian Arrows probable first XI : Dheeraj Singh; Boris Singh, Deepak Tangri, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin; Rahul Kannoly, Amarjit Singh, Jeakson Singh, Aniket Jadhav; Abhishek Halder; Edmund Lalrindika.

Injured: None
Suspended: None
Key Players:  Anwar Ali, Edmund Lalrindika, Aniket Jadhav

Shillong Lajong probable first XI:  Phurba Tempa Lachenpa; Kynsailang Khongsit, Laurence Doe, Juho Oh, Rakesh Pradhan; Novin Gurung, Daniel Odafin; Redeem Tlang, Shaiborlang Kharpan, Hardy Cliff Nongbri; Aiman Saleh Abdullah Al-Hagri. 

Injured: None
Suspended: Samuel Lalmuanpuia
Key Players: Redeem Tlang, Aiman Al-Hagri , Kynsailang Khongsit


Ever since their first victory in the league, the Indian Arrows have struggled to get positive results. Their hat-trick of losses was completed in the last tie as they lost to debutant side Gokulam Kerala FC in the Ambedkar Stadium’s maiden tie this season. Along with failing to clinch points, they have also failed to score any in three matches.

The onus will be on the attacking quartet of Edmund Lalrindika, Abhishek Halder, Rahul Kannoly and Aniket Jadhav to convert the opportunities. 

Luis Norton de Matos has claimed that his team need not be bothered too much about the results but are more concerned about the experience which the youngsters would get. However, their performances too haven't been great in the last two matches. 

As for Lajong, it’s been a rollercoaster ride so far as The Reds have bagged three convincing wins, one well-fought draw against Mohun Bagan and have fallen prey to East Bengal and NEROCA respectively.

While Samuel Lalmuanpuia's right thigh was heavily strapped, Shaiborlang Kharpan will retain his place in the midfield and coupled with the prolific Redeem Tlang, could mean that Luis Norton de Matos' defensive unit won’t be at ease.

It will be a vital fixture for the northeastern side as they need to pick three points in order to stay in contention for the I-League title. They would certainly want to prove a point or two after the disappointing defeat to newcomers NEROCA.