I-League 2018-19, Kolkata Derby: Mohun Bagan AC vs Quess East Bengal FC - Predicted XI
Forget about the title race, forget about the positions in the league table, it's Derby time!
The second leg of the Kolkata Derby of the Hero I-League 2018-19 season is probably going to be the last derby match on this platform of I-League, as both the Kolkata Giants have made it public that they will be playing in the Hero ISL from the next season. Hence, it's needless to say that the furore will be high enough when the Maroon and Greens will lock horns with their arch-rivals, the Red and Golds on January 27, 2019, at the historic Salt Lake Stadium.
This return leg of the Kolkata Derby is going to play a cardinal role for both the teams as the victorious side will be back on the track for the title race. Mohun Bagan coach Khalid Jamil will be eyeing his first ever Kolkata Derby win on Sunday, whereas East Bengal coach Alejandro Menéndez will try to make it 2 out of 2, in the 24th Kolkata Derby of the I-League.
Mohun Bagan AC vs Quess East Bengal FC: Team News
Mohun Bagan AC: Sourav Das and Sukhdev Singh will not be available on January 27, against East Bengal for their injuries. Fit-again Omar Elhusseiny will be available on the day of Derby though he might start the game from the reserves, as he suffered a leg injury against NEROCA FC on January 12. Arijit Bagui will possibly be there in the starting XI, who has been out of the pitch for the last two matches.
Quess East Bengal FC: After getting a red card in the match against Indian Arrows, Manoj Mohammed will not be available against Mohun Bagan on January 27. Meanwhile, fit-again Enrique Esqueda has joined the Red and Golds on January 21, who returned back home due to his injury in the ribs last month. Alejandro Menéndez got his trump card back right before the second leg of the Kolkata Derby. The Red and Golds fans can hope to see their Mexican Striker back in action on Sunday against Mohun Bagan.
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Mohun Bagan AC vs Quess East Bengal FC: Predicted Line-ups
Mohun Bagan AC (4-2-3-1): Shilton Paul (GK), Arijit Bagui, Kim Kima, Eze Kingsley, Abhishek Ambekar, Mehtab Hossain, Yuta Kinowaki, Sheikh Faiaz, Henry Kisekka, Sony Norde, Dipanda Dicka
Reserves: Omar Elhusseiny, Pintu Mahata, Azharuddin Mallick, Darren Caldeira, Gurjinder Kumar
Quess East Bengal FC (4-4-1-1): Rakshit Dagar (GK), Kamalpreet Singh, Jhonny Acosta, Borja Gomez, Lalramchullova, Laldanmawia Ralte, Lalrindika Ralte, Kassim Aidara, Tony Dovale, Jami Santos, Jobby Justin
Reserves: Enrique Esqueda, Samad Mallick, Brandon Vanlalremdika, Siam Hanghal, Kingshuk Debnath