The Amateur League: Crystal Ball - Gameweek 3 Division 3
The first two game weeks have certainly established the pecking order in Division 3 with Sunday Boys, Jain University, BCFC and Vipers all securing wins in both their matches and it’s a fight for the rest of the teams to try and turn things around. Game week 3 takes place on November 26th at FSV Arena.
9:30 AM – Phoenix FC v. Decathlon FC
The opening game of Division 3 has Phoenix FC taking on Decathlon FC in an all-important fixture. While Phoenix FC have lost their opening match but were back to winning ways having beaten Joga Bonito last week while Decathlon FC started off with a win but almost lost their previous match if it wasn’t for a penalty in the last minute that saved them with a draw.
Players to watch: Ishan Dhar (Phoenix FC), Jilson Martin (Decathlon FC)
Crystal Ball: Phoenix FC (2) – (2) Decathlon FC
11:00 AM – Sunday Boys v. Jain University
The second game of the day sees an early clash of Titans with both teams looking to come out on top victorious after having dominated their opposition thus far. Sunday Boys have their spirits up after a TAL record-breaking performance last week while Jain faced some turbulence in the form of Amigos FC but came out victorious none the less. This fixture will go a long way in determining the outcome of Division 3.
Players to watch: Prathap Chandan (Sunday Boys), Vignesh Srinivas (Jain University)
Crystal Ball: Sunday Boys (3) – (4) Jain University
12:30 PM – Bullring AFC v. Bangalore Kop
The third game of the day is a super important game for the lower tier of the table determining which teams stay there and which teams start their ascension to a better spot on the table. With two loses a piece both by huge margins Bangalore Kop and Bullring AFC are both going to be looking to change their luck by adding a win and a couple of points to their tally. Question remains as to which team wants the win more?
Players to watch: Ranjeeth (Bullring AFC), Vardhan NS (Bangalore Kop)
Crystal Ball: Bullring AFC (2) – (4) Bangalore Kop
2:00 PM – Oldman’s Park FC v. Joga Bonito
OIdman’s Park FC despite putting up their best efforts had the misfortune of running into stronger opponents early on in the season which saw their morale taking a battering while Joga, on the other hand, had a bad start but started fighting back in their previous match against Phoenix a little too late to change the outcome but they did show us what their attack is capable of. Both teams will be looking for nothing short of wins although they need it for very different reasons.
Players to watch: Niranjan Ravikumar (Oldman’s Park FC), Joshy Ferdinand (Joga Bonito)
Crystal Ball: Oldman’s Park FC (2) – (3) Joga Bonito
5:00 PM – Bangalore City FC v. Engineers United
Bangalore City FC certainly seem unstoppable the way they’ve taken the league by storm but not many know about a certain pre-season friendly match that took place between these two teams where the Engineers put up quite a commendable performance against BCFC.
Although they lost, they held the team to a single goal, this match is going to be a chance for the Engineers to redeem themselves while causing a major upset to the standings of the table and City FC will just be looking to create a repeat performance cementing their position on the top of the table.
Players to watch: Klery Lemene (Bangalore City FC), Anirudh Balakka (Engineers United)
Crystal Ball: Bangalore City FC (2) – (1) Engineers United
7:45 PM – Amigos FC v. Vipers FC
The last match of the day has a faceoff between recently developed rival teams with Vipers getting the better of Amigos during a practice friendly but now with the stakes a lot more higher Amigos will be looking to go all out to get their much deserved win while Vipers are going to be looking to hold on to their winning form and continue their dream run.
This one is going to be a nail bitter! A loss for Vipers could over throw their winning ways while a loss for Amigos could see them in quite the rut.
Players to watch: Akhil Kesla (Amigos FC), Abdul Kuka (Vipers FC)
Crystal Ball: Amigos FC (1) – (3) Vipers FC