I-League 2018: Indian Arrows hosts Aizawl FC in bottom-of-the-table clash

Indian Arrows sits at the bottom of the I-League 2018 table with one win from six games, while ninth-placed Aizawl FC goes into the tie with five points from eight games.

Indian Arrows players in action during an I-League encounter.   -  AIFF

In a bottom-of-the table clash, Indian Arrows will host former champion Aizawl FC at Cuttack’s Barabati stadium in the I-League on Friday.

Indian Arrows sits at the bottom of the table with one win from six games, while ninth-placed Aizawl FC goes into the tie with five points from eight games.

Both teams go into the game after suffering heavy defeats away from home, the home side against Neroca and the visitor against Churchill Brothers.

Raikhan will be banking heavily on his frontmen -- Ivorian Zikahi Dodoz, Liberian Ansumanah Kromah and Mapuia -- to see him through with their goal scoring instincts in this game. Between the three of them, they have scored seven of Aizawl’s nine goals in the campaign.

“The team is a little bit down because of two back-to-back losses but this is football. We have to handle situations like this. We have been preparing well and motivating each other and therefore, our boys will execute well,” he said on the eve of the match.

Indian Arrows coach Floyd Pinto, on the other hand, will know that despite his side being at the bottom, it hasn't been quite been blown over or overwhelmed in the league campaign so far.

Aizawl FC is leads the head-to-head having won one of the two games between the sides previously, but the Arrows have managed to hold Aizawl once.

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