FCG vs NEUFC Dream11: FC Goa head coach Sergio Lobera accepted that the level of football in the Indian Super League has improved and that's the reason why his team is struggling for consistency. There's a truth in that. Even Bengaluru FC, who have been the best of the lot in the last two seasons, are struggling, seemingly on both ends. Ane proof is that even the 9th placed Chennaiyin FC, who are seven points behind the top-four race, have more than a decent chance of breaking into the top-four, for they have a game-in-hand and if the two-time champions collect all three points from their extra match, the gap will be three.
While their next opponent, NorthEast United FC, clearly on the wrong side of the table as they sit 8th, have a two-game advantage over their rivals, and have their playoff destiny in their own hands.
But Goa will be concerned about themselves only and must be after dropping the game against the reigning champions Bengaluru last time around, as Lobera's men went down 2-1 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Hugi Boumous levelled the score a the hour mark before Sunil Chhetri's 84th-minute winner.
Northeast United, on the other hand, are without a win in the last five games but stopped the two-game skid with a 1-1 away draw against Kerala Blasters.
Host: FC Goa
Visitors: NorthEast United
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium)
Match Timing: Wednesday, January 08, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
FC Goa to win: 1.44 (11/25), Probability to happen: 69.44%
NorthEast United to win: 6.00 (5/1), Probability to happen: 16.67%
Draw: 4.20 (16/5), Probability to happen: 23.81%
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FC Goa team news: The Guars have no injuries or suspension to contend with ahead of the game, with all the players available for selection.
Goa's four-game winning streak was snapped by Bengaluru in the last game but more importantly, the defeat highlighted Goa's newly found problems at the back. The former Las Palmas boss was asked in his pre-match press conference whether he would be rining in any changes, and he said, “I think every match is different. Every match needs something different. NorthEast may not play in the same style as Bengaluru. In every match, I field the 11 that I think is the best to play the match. Not only the first 11 but the players on the bench also.”
Ferran Corominas will lead the attack for the Guars once again. The Spaniard had scored seven times already in the first eight games.
FC Goa key players:
Ferran Corominas: 07 Goals.
Hugo Boumous: 04 Goals.
Mourtada Fall: 02 Goals.
Manvir Singh: 02 Goals.
NorthEast United team news: NorthEast United parted ways with Panagiotis Triadis Panagiotis Triadis after the game against Kerala Blasters, so we expect Uruguayan midfielder Federico Gallego to get his first start of the season. In addition, Jose Leudo and Martin Chaves both battle for a place in the starting 11.
NorthEast United key players:
Asamoah Gyan: 04 Goals.
Redeem Tlang: 02 Goals.
FC Goa vs NorthEast United predicted playing 11:
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Mandar Rao Desai, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Brandon Fernandes, Hugo Boumous, Jackichand Singh, Ferran Corominas
NorthEast United: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Rakesh Pradhan, Kai Heerings, Mislav Komorski, Reagan Singh, Jose Leudo, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego, Redeem Tlang, Lalengmawia, Asamoah Gyan
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