Vanuatu vs India Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

Vanuatu vs India Preview: Match Lineup, News Prediction
Vanuatu vs India - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Vanuatu vs India, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the friendly match between Vanuatu v India.

Vanuatu v India Match Details:

League: Friendlies

Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Odisha 

Time: 12th June, 7.30 pm

Vanuatu v India Preview

The Indian National Team welcome Vanuatu at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha for a friendly match tonight at 7.30 pm IST. Vanuatu had a losing start to the Intercontinental Cup in their most recent match, facing a 3-1 defeat to Lebanon who were highest-ranked nation in the tournament. The visitors Vanuatu dominated in the first half, however the Cedars powered through after the break. The 164th ranked nation will face the hosts India in another big challenge tonight in what will be their first ever meeting with the Blue Tigers. Etienne Mermer will be hoping his players get a positive result from the game. The solid and physical nature of the visitors will certainly be a challenge for India, bound to make it harder for them. This is the first senior team face-off among the two sides, however the only other face-off happened in the U-19 level where the Blue Colts defeated the opposition 1-0 in the OFC Developmental Tournament.   

The Indian team will be feeling very confident ahead of this match against Vanuatu, as Igor Stimac’s side have registered three wins on the spin. The 2-0 win against Mongolia was also India’s sixth straight victory on home soil. Sahal Samad was excellent throughout the evening and gave India the lead in only the second minute of the match. Lallianzuala Chhangte doubled it from a corner in the 14th minute post which, it could have been a blood bath. However, Mongolia stood strong in the second half denying India any more scoring opportunities. This result came ahead of another convincing victories against Myanmar and Kyrgystan earlier in March. The hot and humid weather in Odisha is certainly a factor for teams to lose their intensity – and this could work in the home side’s favor. India will aim for another win to secure their place in the final on 18 June before facing Lebanon.      

Vanuatu v India Prediction:

Vanuatu 0-2 India

Vanuatu vs India Lineups:

Vanuatu: Massing Kalotang; Brian Kaltak, Jason Thomas, Raoul Coulon, Timothy Loic; John Wohale, Jonathan Spokey, Godin Tenene, Lee Taiwia; Jordy Tasip, Azariah Soromon

India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Rahul Bheke, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose; Jeakson Singh, Apuia; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sahal Abdul Samad, Liston Colaco; Sunil Chhetri

 Unavailable Players:

Vanuatu: NA

India: NA

Vanuatu vs India Fantasy Combination:

GK: Gurpreet

DEF: Kotal, Jhingan, Thomas

MID: Spokey, Sahal, Tenene, Colaco

FW: Chhangte (C), Chhetri (vC), Soromon

Vanuatu vs India Captaincy Picks:

L Chhangte, S Chhetri, A Samad

Vanuatu vs India Grand League Picks:

A Soromon, J Singh, S Jhingan