Bangladesh will face India tonight in the Semi final of SAFF football 2009 tournament. Bangladeshi strikers Amily and Enamul are very keen to beat India to go through to final. Bangladesh qualified for semifinal as a group champion of B group. Other way, India has been qualified as a group runner up. India is not playing with their best team this year. They are missing their main striker Bhutia. As a result Bangladesh will obviously play as the favorite team. Meanwhile, Maldives will play against Sri Lanka in the other semifinal. Maldives is thought to be the strongest team of the tournament so far.
India versus Bangladesh head to head
Bangladesh faced India 22 times before this match. India won 11 times and Bangladesh won only 3 times. Rest 8 matches had been drawn. In SAFF football they have faced 6 times where India won 3 times and Bangladesh won 1 time. Bangladesh last beat India in SAFF football 2003 where Bangladesh was champion.