The Asiad Group B match between the traditional neighbouring rivals will set fire on the turf as the winners will march to semis. India aims a 'must win' to avoid South Korea till the finals.
At the same time, this match will be a chance for Pakistan to avenge India for their humiliating defeats at the World Cup in Mar, 2010 and in Commonwealth Games in Oct, 2010.
India defeated Pakistan 4-1 in World Cup match and continued the winning run in Commonwealth Games 7-4.
"If we play as well as we are capable off, we will give the Indians a good response. We have the team to win the tournament," said Pakistan's coach Michel van den Heuvel.
"We are not nervous at all. India is a good team but we have planned well for this match. The morale is high after our two wins here," said Pakistan captain Zeeshan Ashraf.
"It's a new game and both teams start with a 0-0 scoreline. The side which takes the pressure better will win," said Indian captain Rajpal.