Indian football betting: I-League
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Although the All India Football Federation (AIFF) recently gave the Indian Super League—a ‘closed’ league played among private franchises—the status of India’s premier football competition, I-League football continues to be highly popular among sports fans.
The said popularity stems from the fact that it taps into the grass-root level and offers great stories, besides intense football action, from clubs across India. Now in its 13th edition, the I-League is set to roll after riding a storm that threatened the existence of the competition and the clubs in it.
I-League 2019-20 will take place between November 30, 2019 through April 5, 2020.
|Administrator:||All India Football Federation|
|Relegation to:||I-League 2nd Division|
|Number of teams:||11|
|Defending champion:||Chennai City|
|Most championships:||Dempo (3; won 2 National Football League titles prior to I-League formation)|
|Top goal scorer:||Ranti Martins (214)|
BEST WEBSITE FOR I-LEAGUE FOOTBALL BETTING
Do note that football is often referred to as soccer at online bookmakers.
When it comes to I-League betting options for Indians, we recommend 10cric. However, there are other sites that offer odds on I-League—like Betfair—but we find it very difficult to deposit with them from India.
Each site brings something to the table for sports betting. In all, 10Cric is our favorite site all around for online betting because they offer a full array of sports betting options as well as casino and poker. Furthermore, they are also one of the easiest to deposit with. But while they do offer I-League betting odds, we have not found live odds for I-League at 10cric.
Restrictions for all offers may apply, see terms and conditions for details. Must be 18 years or older. Gamble responsibly.
I-LEAGUE FOOTBALL BETTING: HOW TO DEPOSIT
When depositing from India, we recommend using ewallets: in particular, Neteller and Skrill. You can find more on our dedicated pages (Skrill and Neteller), but to summarize, they work like online bank accounts. You can load money onto your ewallet using several methods including credit/debit cards and bank transfers (wire transfers). Once you have loaded money onto your ewallet, you will be able to deposit and withdraw using this ewallet with any betting sites that accept these methods. 10cric accepts Skrill and Neteller. They also directly accept INR!
Learn more about e-wallets on our deposit page.
I-LEAGUE 2019-20 TEAMS
A total of 11 teams—representing eight regions—will compete in I-League 2019-20. As the tournament operates on the system of promotion and relegation, TRAU FC join the action this season following a promotion from the I-League 2nd Division. Shillong Lajong FC were relegated following I-League 2018-19.
Chennai City are the defending champions.
Representing region: Aizawl, Mizoram
Home ground: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
Head coach: Stanley Rozaio
Captain: Alfred Jaryan
Goalkeepers: H Lalremruata, Vanlalhritpuia, Lalawmpuia
Defenders: Lalbiakzuala, Lalramhmunmawia, Lalhriatrenga, SR Lallawmawma, Juuko Richard Kassaga, Joe Zoherliana, Melory Laldinsanga, Lalchungnunga, C Lalrosanga, Kingsley Obumneme
Midfielders: Paul Ramfangzauva, K Lalhmangaihkima, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Alfred Kemah Jaryan, Sangdingliana, Peter Lalduhawma, Rochharzela, Isak Vanlalruatfela, Lalrinfela, Jesse Laldinpuia
Forwards: Techi Tatra, Jonathan Lalrawngbawla, F Lalremsanga, David Lalhlansanga, PC Lalhriatpuia, William Lalnunfela
CHENNAI CITY FC
Representing region: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Home ground: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Head coach: Akbar Nawas
Captain: Pedro Manzi
Goalkeepers: N Garcia, K Thaufiq, D Jerome, T Standup
Defenders: S Alam, P Mariyadasan, SK Gopalakrishnan, Kiran Das, R Eslava, A Kumar, C Cletus
Midfielders: Vijay N, S Eugene, S Boopathi, S John, R Soosaidimai, S Rajapandi, J Francis, L Mithran, V Thomas, A Cader, K Yusa, P Raju, M Thangalakath, C Lourdusamy, K Govindswamy
Forwards: S Rodriguez, A Mohaideeen, S Pasha, R Singh Pandre, V Kumar Velmurugan, M Kumar Gajendran, P Manzi, F Miranda
CHURCHILL BROTHERS FC GOA
Representing region: Margao, Goa
Home ground: Fatorda Stadium
Head coach: Bernardo Tavares
Captain: Willis Plaza
Goalkeepers: James Kithan, Sukhdev Patil, Kunzang Bhutia
Defenders: Rowlinson Rodrigues, Robert Primus, Radanfah Abu Bakr, Vanlalduatsanga, Nongmaikapam Suresh Meitei
Midfielders: Schubert Pereira, Kalif Alhassan, Jovel Martins, Glen Martins, Fredsan Marshall, Clencio Pinto, Quan Gomes, Aniston Fernandes, Dawda Ceesay,Meldon D ‘silva, Vinil Poojary, Israil Gurung
Forward: Willis Deon Plaza, Lalkhawpuimawia, Uttam Rai, Lamgoulen Gou Hangshing
GOKULAM KERALA FC
Representing region: Calicut, Kerala
Home ground: Kozhikode EMS Stadium
Head coach: Fernando Santiago
Captain: Marcus Joseph
Goalkeepers: Ubaid CK, Lalit Thapa, Satyajit Bordoloi, Vigneswaran Bhaskaran
Defenders: Naocha Singh, Ashok Singh, Wungngayam Muirang, Andre Ettienne, Mohammed Irshad, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Mohamed Salah, Sebastian Thangmuansang, Jestin George, Sanju, Alex Saji, Zohib Islam Amiri
Midfielders: Bruno Pelissari, Muhammed Rashid, Mayakkannan, Nathaniel Garcia, Shibil Muhammed, Myron Mendes, Lalmuanzova
Forwards: Rahul KP, Marcus Joseph, Malemngamba Meitei, Salman K, Lalromawia, Henry Kisekka, Lalliansanga
Representing region: Vasco Da Gama, Goa
Home ground: Tilak Maidan Stadium
Head coach: Shanmugam Venkatesh
Captain: Vikram Pratap Singh
Goalkeepers: Lalbiakhlua Jongte, Samik Mitra, Tamal Naskar
Defenders: Ajin Tom, Harpreet Singh, Akash Mishra, Hendry Antonay, Saurabh Meher, Joseph Lalsanglura, Ruivah Hormipam, Sanjiv Stalin
Midfielders: Givson Singh, Ricky Shabong, Harmanpreet Singh, Telem Suranjit Singh, Surya Tirkey, Lalliansanga Renthlei, Suraj Rawat, Ridge Dmello
Forward: Vikram Pratap Singh, Gurkirat Singh, Aman Chetri, Bawlte Rohmingthanga, Rohit Danu
MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB
Representing region: Kalyani, West Bengal
Home ground: Kalyani Stadium
Head coach: Kibu Vicuna
Captain: Dhanachandra Singh
Goalkeepers: Debjit Majumder, Shilton Paul, Sankar Roy, Michael Soren
Defenders: Arijit Bagui, Fran Morante, Bikramjeet Singh, Lalchhawnkima, Gurjinder Kumar, Dhanachandra Singh, Lalram Chullova, Daneil Cyrus
Midfielders: Britto PM, SK. Sahil, Kiyan Nassiri, Lalramzauva Khiangte, Joseba Beitia, Francisco Gonzalez, Nongdamba Naorem, Romario Jesuraj, Surabuddin Mollick, Sk. Faiaz, Shilton D’Silva
Forwards: VP Suhair, Salva Chamorro, Subha Ghosh, Azharuddin Mallick
Representing region: Imphal, Manipur
Home ground: Khuman Lampak Main Stadium
Head coach: Gift Raikhan
Captain: Marvin Phillip
Goalkeepers: Marvin Phillip, Mauro Boerchio, Golmei Dihempu Rongmei
Defenders: Chingkham Roshan Singh, Taryk Sampson, Wahengbam Rojen Meitei, Thokchom Johnson Singh, Gunajit Potsangbam, Moirangthem Dhananjoy Singh
Midfielders: Boubacar Diarra, Siam Hanghal, Gaty Kouami, Thagjam Singh, Surjakanta Tongbram, Ngangom Ronald, Manglem Nongthombam
Forwards: Jerry Onesemas Pulamte, Zodingliana Ralte, Ronald Singh, Sushil Meitei, Sekle Yawo Zico, Ousmane Diawara
Representing region: Panchkula, Chandigarh
Home ground: Guru Nanak Stadium
Head coach: Chun Yan Law
Captain: Sanju Pradhan
Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemchong, Bhaskar Roy, Nidhin Lal
Defenders: Arashpreet Singh, Nitesh Aswani, Teah Dennis, Danilo Quipapa, Munmun Lugun, Yumnam Raju, Anwar Ali, Imanuel Lalthazuala, Akashdeep Singh, Souvik Das, Bikash Yumnam
Midfielders: Amandeep Singh, Sanju Pradhan, Moinuddin Khan, Moirangthem Thoiba Singh, Maheson Singh Tongbram, Akash Sangwan, Sergio Barboza Jr., Makan Winkle Chothe, Lalrinchhana, Harminder Singh, Beingaichho Beikhokhei
Forwards: Bali Gagandeep, Dipanda Dicka, Jay Hart, Girik Khosla, Luntingman Haokip, Himanshu Jangra
QUESS EAST BENGAL FC
Representing region: Kolkata, West Bengal
Home ground: Kalyani Stadium
Head coach: Alejandro Menendez
Captain: Kassim Aidara
Goalkeepers: L Ralte, Rakshit Dagar, Mirshad Michu
Defenders: Samad Ali Mollick, Mehtab Singh, Borja Gomez, Marti Crespi, Abhishek Ambekar, Kamalpreet Singh, Asheer Akhtar, Manoj Mohammed
Midfielders: Pintu Mahata, Lalrindika Ralte, Kassim Aidara, Brandon Vanlalremdika, Naorem Tondomba Singh, Prakash Sarkar, Juan Mera Gonzalez, PC Rohlupuia, Boithang Haokip
Forwards: Bidyasagar Singh, Jaime Colado, Marcos de la Espada, Ronaldo Oliviera
REAL KASHMIR FC
Representing region: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Home ground: TRC Turf Ground
Head coach: David Robertson
Captain: Loveday Enyinnaya
Goalkeepers: Phurpa Lachenpa, Shambhu Mistry, Ujawar Nabi Bhat
Defenders: Farhan Ganie, Muhammad Hammad, Mason Robertson, Loveday Enyinnaya, Arun Nagial, Suhail Bhat, Aaron Katebe, Novin Gurung, Mohammed Abdul Salam
Midfielders: Amit Rehman, Ubaid Haroon, Shahnawaz Bashir, Bazie Armand, Khalid Qayoom, Kallum Higginbotham, Kashif Siddiqui, Altamash Sayed, Asifullah Khan, Brian Mascarenhas, Chesterpoul Lyngdoh, Danish Farooq
Forwards: Ifham Tariq Mir, Shahid Nazir Wani, Khaidem Vicky Meitei, Nagen Tamang, Rohit Jhamat, Nadong Bhutia, Ritwik Kumar Das, Gnohere Krizo
Representing region: Imphal, Manipur
Home ground: Khuman Lampak Main Stadium
Head coach: Douglas Silva
Captain: Princewell Emeka
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Chabhal, Mithun Samanta, Shayan Roy
Defenders: Shahbaaz Khan, Sandeep Singh, Isaac Isinde, Abhishek Das, Soraisham Dinesh Singh, Tanmoy Ghosh, Denechandra Meitei, Oguchi Uche, Deepak Devrani, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Das
Midfielders: Wahengbam Angousana Luwang, Robinson Singh, Loken Meitei, Abhinas Ruidas, Gerard Williams, Meitalkeishangbam Roger, Nganbam Naocha Singh, Tshering Dorji
Forwards: Khundongbam Krishnananda Singh, Julio Cesar, Princewell Emeka, Marcel Sacramento, Bedashwor Singh, Laishram Premjit Singh, Robert Goncalves Santos
BRIEF HISTORY OF I-LEAGUE FOOTBALL
The I-League began in 2007 and was, until recently, the premier pro league for football in India. It was created after the National Football League was disbanded. The National Football League had been instituted in 1996 with the aim of professionalizing football in India. But after 11 seasons, it was replaced by the I-League. Like its predecessor, the I-League intends to professionalise and popularise the game, and spread it across the country.
Football in India is not as popular as cricket. However it experienced a small rise in popularity since the 2011 AFC Asian Cup where the India National Football Team took part. Even though they did not finish very high, many were proud of their team and the sport’s popularity—which is already high in states like West Bengal, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu—grew following the tournament. Betting on I-League remains extremely popular among those interested in sports betting in India. To summarise, it seems that this trend will continue as the popularity of football continues to rise.
Here are some interesting facts and statistics around I-League
- No team has won the I-League championship on consecutive occasions
- Salgaocar Sports Club hold the record of scoring the most (18, 2010-11) and fewest (1, 2007-08) wins in a single season
- Vasco Sports Club suffered 16 losses in the 2008-09 edition, a record for the most number of losses in a single I-League season
- Dempo Sports Club (2007-08) and Churchill Brothers FC Goa (2008-09) jointly hold the record for the fewest losses (2) in a season
- Air India and United Sikkim hold the record for the conceding the most number of goals (63) in a season; they did so in 2012-13
- Dempo conceded just 13 goals during the 2007-08 season, an I-League record
- Salgaocar, in 2010-11, finished with 56 points: the best such result in I-League history
- Representing Dempo in 2010-11, Ranti Martins scored 7 goals against Air India by himself; an I-League record for the most individual goals in a match
- Martins finished the 2011-12 season with 32 goals for Dempo, the most goals scored in a single edition of the I-League
- Odafa Onyeka Okolie has registered the most hat-tricks (14) in the history of the I-League
FOOTBALL BETTING FAQs
Is football popular in India?
Football is now extremely popular in India. Domestic competitions such as I-League and international events such as Premier League, La Liga, etc. attract millions of fans. The Champions League and World Cup are other tournaments that football bettors in India are interested in.
Are live-streaming and live betting possible?
Some sportsbooks do not offer live streaming, but most good bookmakers do. Therefore, both live-streaming and live betting are possible if your sportsbook of choice offers them. Do note that live streaming requires a fast and reliable internet connection.
What happens if a scheduled football game is postponed?
If a football match is cancelled or rescheduled, the bookmaker could do one of two things:
- They may consider it ‘void’ and return the stakes
- Or they may re-stake it for the next schedule
Please check with your bookmaker in such an event.
Do football bets include the injury or the extra time?
Football bets on most online bookmakers include 90 minutes (regular match play) and the injury time. But they do not include penalty shootouts and any other extra time. Please check with your bookmaker if they are included for any particular markets.