India vs Kuwait Preview: Match Line up, News & Prediction

India vs Kuwait SAFF Championship Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
India vs Kuwait - who will come out on top?

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In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the SAFF Championship match between India vs Kuwait.

India vs Kuwait Match Details:

League: SAFF Championship

Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium

Time: 27th June, 7:30 pm

Match Preview:


The high-flying India team face table toppers Kuwait at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in the group stage of the SAFF Championship. While both India and Kuwait have qualified for the semi-finals, both sides would like to finish top of the table. The hosts currently sit second to Kuwait only on goals scored, having won both of their opening matches against Pakistan and Nepal. Pakistan were humbled by their noisy neighbours, suffering a 4-0 defeat – with Sunil Chhetri stealing the show scoring a brilliant hattrick. The Indian top scorer followed this with another goal in the game against Nepal, helping India clinch a well taken 2-0 victory.

Igor Stimac’s side is probably enjoying their best ever run of form, undefeated in their last 8 matches – winning 7 of these and keeping a clean sheet in all of these 8 games. This incredible defensive form will surely make them favourites for this matchup – especially with India doing well on an attacking front too, scoring 8 goals in their last 3 matches.


Kuwait on the other hand sit top of the table, having scored 1 more goal compared to their opponents on Tuesday. They started their SAFF Championship campaign against Pakistan in a dominant 4-0 victory with goals by Al Enez, Al Rasheedi and a well taken brace by Al Faneni. They faced Nepal five days later and destroyed Annese’s side with a convincing 3-1 victory. While Kuwait have already qualified for the semi-finals, they would want to end their group stage campaign on a high with a victory against the hosts.

After failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Gulf Cup on goal difference, Bento’s side will be looking to put on a show in this SAFF Championship and emerge victorious. Their result against this resilient Indian team will determine which one of Lebanon, Bangladesh and Maldives they face in the semi-finals. However, Kuwait will have to find a way to penetrate through this rock solid Indian defense that have not conceded a single goal in their last 8 matches. The only previous meeting among these sides was back in 2010, with Kuwait emerging victorious 2-0 in the contest.

India vs Kuwait Prediction:

India 1 – 0 Kuwait

Possible lineups for India vs Kuwait :

India: Sandhu; Kotal, Ali, Jhingan, Mishra; Singh, Thapa, Samad; Singh, Chhangte, Chhetri.

Kuwait: Al Saanoun; Al Buloushi, El Ebrahim, Al Enezi, Muhasein; Al Enezi, Dashti; Al Rasedi, Khalaf, Al Fnaini; Al Awadhi

Unavailable Players:

India: Pandita

Kuwait: NA

India vs Kuwait Fantasy Combination:

Gk: B. Al Saanoun

Def: A. Ali-I, A. Mishra, P. Kotal

Mid: S. Al-Enezi, S. Abdul Samad, Udanta-Singh, M. Al Fnaini

Fwd: S. Chhetri (C), L. Chhangte (VC), E. Al Rasheedi

Captaincy Picks:

S. Chhetri, L. Chhangte, E. Al Rasheedi

Grand League Picks:

A. Thapa, S. Al Awadhi, S. A. Samad