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TAL Delhi Crystal Ball: Gameweek 6 Season 2

The top two face off in the opening game of the day while Storm and Wishwakings take on each other.

Preview 21 Apr 2017, 16:42 IST
Can Dwarka take their win streak to 6?

We reach the midway point in the season and we still have quite a few teams capable of winning the league. Dwarka haven’t dropped any points yet and lead the table with 5 wins in 5 games. Q Squad are a close second and are two points behind them. The other teams still in the title race are Wishwakings, Phoenix, Storm FC and potentially FC Kickers.

8:30 AM – Q Squad v Dwarka FC

The headliner of the day features as the first match of GW 6 with the top two taking on each other when Q Squad and Dwarka face off in the early kickoff. A win for Q Squad will take them to the top of the table and we expect them to come out guns blazing.

Dwarka are a well-drilled unit capable of withstanding dangerous attacks while hitting on the counter themselves. The key players to watch out will be Rutwick Dutta of Q Squad and Kunal Sachdeva of Dwarka FC. However, the outcome of this match also largely depends on the managers and the strategy they utilise on game day.

Crystal Ball: Q Squad (2) – (2) Dwarka FC

9:45 AM – Storm Youth v FC Kickers

The second game of the day has Storm Youth taking on FC Kickers. Storm Youth are fresh off their first win in TAL and will be hoping to continue that form but they come up against a side who potentially are wildcards to win the league.

Kickers were unlucky not come away with anything in their previous outing but they have scored 9 goals in 2 games showcasing the immense attacking power they possess. Kickers will go in as favourites but if Storm can weather the storm for the first half they stand a chance.

Crystal Ball: Storm Youth (2) – (3) FC Kickers

11:00 AM – Highflyers FC v Delhi Student FC

The third game of the day has Highflyers taking on Delhi Student FC. Highflyers won their last game against Sen Q and are now off the mark while Delhi Student FC fell back into bad habits and lost out to Q Squad.

Both teams haven’t been at their best so a win here could mean more than just three points. Highflyers play a very compact game and it's tough for opponents to break them down while Delhi Student FC play a free, open game, which has been the cause of their downfall. This extremity in style of play between the sides makes this match very interesting.

Crystal Ball: Highflyers FC (1) – (1) Delhi Student FC

2:30 PM – Sen Q v Panthers FC

The afternoon session kicks off with Sen Q taking on Panthers FC. Sen Q were unlucky not get anything from last week’s game against Highflyers and have now slipped down the table quite a bit.

Panthers FC have flattered to deceive after their initial win and they need to regroup quickly if they are to change their season around. Both teams need this win even though it may be for different reasons. We don’t expect too many goals to be scored in this game and we have a feeling Sen Q might just nick this at the death.

Crystal Ball: Sen Q (1) – (0) Panthers FC

3:45 PM – Phoenix FC v Ultimate FC

The penultimate game of the day has Phoenix FC taking on Ultimate FC. Phoenix FC have dropped out of the top three after their loss last week and now face an uphill task in fighting for promotion.

Ultimate FC have improved game on game but they need a win soon to quantify those efforts. Phoenix will be expecting Fulgence to lead their team to victory but their defence needs to shore up as well. Phoenix go into this game as the favourites but Ultimate FC could just throw a spanner in the works.

Crystal Ball: Phoenix FC (3) – (2) Ultimate FC

5:00 PM – Storm FC v Wishwakings

The final game of the day has Storm FC taking on Wishwakings in what should be a cracking match. Both teams have kicked into gear and currently find themselves fighting for a promotion spot.

Both also have an outside shot at the title and must put themselves in a position to take full advantage of any slip ups from the top two. Storm are coming off a big win against Ultimate FC in GW 5 while Wishwakings showed true resolve in seeing off Kickers in an 11 goal thriller. Both teams love to attack and we expect to end the day with a goal fest.

Crystal Ball: Storm FC (3) – (3) Wishwakings

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