Persepolis favorite to win Iran Professional League: Branko Ivankovic

November 23, 2016 - 18:17

TEHRAN – Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says they are favorite to win the title in the Iran Professional League (IPL) current season.

IPL pacesetter Persepolis will face Paykan on Thursday.
The Iranian popular football team held a one-week training camp in Dubai.
“I am satisfied with our training camp in Dubai and we are well prepared for the match against Paykan. We cannot wait for the start of the competition,” Branko said in the pre-match news conference.
“Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand and midfielder Omid Alishah will miss the match because they are suffering hand injuries but the other players are ready for the match against Paykan,” the Croat coach added.

Persepolis stays top of the IPL table with 22 points, two points ahead of Tractor Sazi.

Naft Tehran is third with 16 points.

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