India and Oman are set to go head to head on Thursday in an international friendly as both prepare for the upcoming Asia Cup. Both teams will be looking for a win here.
Kick-off : 7:30 PM IST
Venue : Baniyas Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Team India are looking to play in their fourth ever Asian Cup and will be very excited for that. They will be aiming to prepare themselves well for the tournament.
India in the last couple of months or so played as many friendlies against China and Jordan respectively. One was a positive result other not so much.
But now against another West Asian nation in Oman they will hope to give their very best and probably the result will be a sweeter one.
On the other hand, Oman national football team who are playing in their fourth ever Asian Cup will be looking forward to doing well in the tournament.
Oman are preparing well for the tournament and in the past couple of months or so have played five friendlies and have had positive results in all of them.
Meaning ominous signs for other teams and also will be confident for the India game.
India have a not so good record against Oman and they would like to improve on that.
Team news and possible line-ups
Ali Al-Habsi will not be available for Oman for the India game as due to injury.
As for The Blue Tigers, Jeje Lalpekhlua is available and will play.
Oman XI : Al Rawahi, Al-Maslami, A. Salim, Al-Busaidi, Al-Mukhaini, Said, Al-Mahaijri, Al-Siyabi, Al Farsi, Saleh, Aziz.
India XI : Sandhu, Bose, Jhingan, Edathodika, N. Das, U. Singh, Borges, Thapa, Narzary, S. Chhetri, Lalpekhlua.
I expect India to win this game 1-0. The goalscorer might be Anirudh Thapa.