The FCG vs NEUFC match preview –
In the Indian Super League, FC Goa will be travelling to the mountains as they take on North East United in what will be either team’s first game of the new season.
FC Goa were the team that everybody loved watching last season. They scored goals freely and the way they attacked was a breath of fresh air. This season they need to be better defensively, and if they are not able to shut out teams from scoring, it will be tough for them to once again reach the playoffs. FC Goa still has the services of the top goalscorer of the tournament in Ferran Corominas, and he is a massive factor to how this team plays.
Meanwhile, North East United had a nightmarish season last year. They finished at the bottom of the table. It was difficult for them to do anything last year, and with only three wins in 18 games, it was clear something has to be done to make sure the same doesn’t happen again. After nifty investments in the pre-season, they have some players who are definitely going to elevate the footballing brand of North East United FC.
The FCG vs NEUFC Dream11 and Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. North East United FC vs FC Goa, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
FCG vs NEUFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, India. The ground has a capacity of 35,000 and it is going to be a rainy day in Guwahati with a 50% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch FC Goa vs North East United FC live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on October 1st, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
FCG vs NEUFC recent form (Last five matches)
FC Goa – L W W L D
North East United FC– L L L L L
FCG vs NEUFC Head to head
FC Goa Won – 3
North East United FC Won – 2
Not Decided – 3
FCG vs NEUFC Team News:
- Wingers Miguel Palanca and Jackichand Singh are expected to feature in the first game of the season since making the transfer.
- None of the players are missing for the team.
- Laxmikant Kattimani will be the goalkeeper for FC Goa.
North East United FC:
- New signings Bartholomew Ogbeche and Mato Grgic will be starting this game.
- There are no injury concerns for North East United FC.
- Pawan Kumar or TP Rehenesh will be the safety net for the backline.
FCG vs NEUFC Probable Playing 11:
North East United FC –
Rehenesh (GK), Reagan, Komorski, Grgic, Robert, Rowlin, Leudo, Rupert, Gallego, Kadam, Ogbeche
FC Goa –
Kattimani (GK), Nirmal, Mourtada, Ali, Mandar, Jahoun, Lenny, Liston, Boumous, Palanca, Corominas
Players to look out for-
- Jose Leudo
North East United FC holding midfielder Leudo is going to be the most important player for the team this season. His ability to stay on the ball and to make sure everything is moving along fine is an asset for the team.
- Ferran Corominas
Veteran Spanish striker won the award for highest goals scored last season. Coro will be looking to make sure he makes his presence felt on the pitch this time as well.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction FC Goa vs North East United FC –
We believe FC Goa will be winning this game.
North East United: The Highlanders won one and drew the away game against FC Goa last season. North East’s head coach Eelco Schattories told the media that those two results were based on certain weaknesses they spotted in the Goa’s team and has reiterated his desire to continue that streak against the Gaurs this season.
Team: One of the biggest issues concerning the Indian Super League (ISL) is the contract of the players. Unlike the European Leagues and some other established league’s like Major League Soccer (MLS) and K-League, the clubs in India normally offers the player a one -year contract and more often than not, the teams are relatively new at the beginning of every season, and that’s what happened with the Highlanders this season. The John Abraham backed team has either released or sold at least 19 players from their 2017-18 roster, and have retained the services of only 6 players from last season, namely, Rehenesh TP, Rowllin Borges, Reagan Singh, Robert Lalthlamuana, Lalthathanga Khawlring, and Lalrempuia Fanai. But they have bought well for this season, bringing in former PSG striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, while Croatian duo of Mato Grgic and Mislav Komorski have been added to marshal the defense.
Preparation: NorthEast United had to cancel their pre-season tour to Sweden for some undisclosed reasons, and the preparations have taken place only in India.
FC Goa: The two-time semifinalists have managed to retain the core of the team and have more or less a well-settled team.
Team: The Gaurs have sold just 4 of their key players from their roster of last season with Manuel Lanzarote being the only major absentee from their squad. Goa responded well after the departure of Lanzarote as they managed to secure the signature of India’s star forward Jackichand Singh and Spain’s Miguel Palanca. Lalthuammawia Ralte has also been added in the goalkeeping department.
FCG vs NEUFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-
THIS NEUFC vs FCG MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS AND ALL THE OTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED FROM THIS WEBSITE. USING OUR TEAMS IN ANY CONTEST WILL INCREASE THE PROBABILITY OF HAVING THE SAME EXACT TEAM WITH OTHER USERS CAN LEAD TO THE WINNINGS SPLIT.