Indian Super League 2018
FC Goa will be looking to keep their momentum going when they take on Mumbai City FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium) in a Hero Indian Super League match here on Wednesday.
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa
When: October 24, 07:30 PM, IST
After drawing 2-2 in the season opener against NorthEast United, followed by a big 1-3 win away against the defending champions, FC Goa have made a good start to the 2018-19 season.
The Gaurs lost their star playmaker Manuel Lanzarote to ATK in the off-season but head coach Sergio Lobera still prefers to employ aggressive tactics. But he would be a bit disappointed after the 2-2 draw in the first game as his team wasted too many opportunities against the Highlanders.
But Last season’s Golden Boot winner Ferran Corominas is still in the books of Goa and he has started the new campaign with the same panache as the last season, scoring three goals in two appearances.
The visitors Mumbai City, on the other hand, have had a mixed start the new season. They lost the season-opening game against Jamshedpur FC, followed by a 1-1 draw against the Kerala Blasters. But the biggest result was their 2-0 win over FC Pune City in the first instalment of the Maharashtra Derby of this season. This win was the first instance that they managed to beat their neighbours in the last five games. So definitely that result could prove to be vital this season.
Super-striker Modou Sougou also broke his duck against Pune, while Brazilian Rafael Bastos came good too in that match, scoring a goal as well.
Here, we are going to grab your attention to a different fantasy site named Fantain.com. This is again a sports fantasy website which has just started and is easily available on the Google Play Store for Android users.
Alike any other sports fantasy website, this works both as an application on your mobile phone and as a website on your desktop screen. At the initial stage, they are only covering 3 sports, namely Cricket, Football and Kabaddi but are expected to raise their market in the near future with some additional sports.
Just like any other fantasy sports website you have to sign-in click here-
From there you can download the free Android App on your smartphone or can sign-in directly from the website by clicking on the sport you want to cash-in. Here is a preview of the homepage;
Once you click on the sport you want to play, well, in this case, it is Football you will be directed to the page where all the fixtures of the game will be listed. You just have to click the ‘Login’ tab and then a pop-up screen will appear showing the process of your sign-up.
You can also log in through your Facebook ID.
On registration, once you register mobile no and email, you get 20 salary points.
Once you verify your PAN no, you get 20 salary points.
Goalkeepers: Lalthuammawia Ralte, Mohammad Nawaz, Laxmikant Kattimani
Defenders: Mourtada Fall (Senegal), Carlos Peña (Spain), Nirmal Chettri, Chinglensana Singh, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Lalhmangaihsanga, Mohamed Ali
Midfielders: Hugo Boumous, Miguel Palanca Fernández, Ahmed Jahouh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Pratesh Shirodkar, Princeton Rebello, Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Imran Khan
Forwards: Ferran Corominas (Spain), Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Kunal Sawant, Ravi Kumar
Defenders: Anwar Ali, Arnold Issoko, Bikramjeet Singh, Davinder Singh, Lucian Goian, Marko Klisura, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Subhasish Bose, Shouvik Ghosh
Midfielders: Bipin Singh, Matias Mirabaje, Milan Singh, Modou Sogou, Mohammed Rafique, Paulo Machado, Raynier Fernandes, Sanju Pradhan, Sehnaj Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy
Forwards: Alen Deory, Pranjal Bhumij, Rafael Bastos
GOA FC – Nawaz (GK), S. Fernandes, M. Fall, Chinglensana, M. Desai, L. Rodrigues, A. Jahouh, E. Bedia, J. Singh, H. Boumous, Coro
MUM FC – Singh (GK), S. Chakraborty, L. Goian, S. Bose, S. Ghosh, A. Issoko, S. Singh, P. Machado, R. Fernandes, R. Bastos, M. Sougou
It is very easy to make a Fantain fantasy team, like any other fantasy team you get 100 salary points here from which you can select your desired players.
Here, only your skills for the game and how you invest your salary points will matter the most. Here you have a choice to select 3-5 Midfielders, 3-5 defenders, 1-3 Forwards and 1 Goalkeeper.
The best part of this app is you can select 3 substitutes from the two squads. If these players perform well on the pitch then their points will be multiplied by 0.5. Ergo, you will have three players who will be giving you more points and no salary points are required in selecting these substitutes.
Here is how you make your team:
There could only be one goalkeeper in our team and we are going with FC Goa’s Mohammed Nawaz for our Fantain team.
We are going with a three-man defence for this match with Mourtada Fall leading our pack at the back. The 30-year-old Senegalese proved to be a shrewd signing after his display against Chennaiyin Fc where he scored a goal as well.
While from the visiting squad we have Lucian Goian and Arnold Sissoko with the former could bring you some very good points as he is always on his toes for the darting on the flanks.
That’s where the real battle is played in a game of football. More often than not the teams bossing this particular area ended up getting the maximum results.
We have gone for the five men here with Paulo Machado, Edu Bedia, Hugo Boumous, Amodou Sougou and Lenny Rodriguez pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
This is the area where you could earn the maximum points as the forwards are the players getting most chances to put the ball into the bet in the match.
We have selected Rafael Bastos as one of the two forward players in our team. The Brazil-born player may not have been in good form but he broke his duck in the Maharashtra Derby in the last match. Expect him to be much more vibrant in this match.
While his partner up-front is the reigning ISL Golden Boot winner Ferran Corominas Telechea (Coro). With the clubs likes Espanyol, Girona and Mallorca on his CV, the 35-year-old Spanish player is a star in Goa squad.
After all, this is done, you have to choose your captain and vice-captain whose points will be multiplied by 2 and 1.5 respectively.
The new feature in this app is selecting the substitutes. Here, you can select three players whom you have missed in your Fantain fantasy team but you have an option to select them as substitutes and if they play and earn some points, those points will be multiplied by 0.5.
In this category, we are going with Mandar Dessai, Jackichand Singh and Mirabaje Correa
So, here’s our Fantain fantasy team.
Please note: The team we have provided here is based on our analysis and understanding. You can go with the same team or you can choose your own.