Final yr semi-finalists FC Goa and Bengaluru FC lock horns within the third match of the Indian Super League (ISL) season 7 on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. It’s a conflict between the most effective assault and finest defence of final season’s ISL when Goa being the highest objective scorers whereas Bengaluru boasted the most effective defence.
FC Goa wish to preserve their fluid attacking-based soccer which that they had underneath Sergio Lobera that helped them achieve entry into the AFC Champions League. Juan Ferrando has promised followers that the group will preserve attacking model of soccer and it is going to be an actual check for him.
Although they’ve misplaced star ahead Ferran Corominas and midfielder Hugo Boumous, FC Goa have added each high quality home and international gamers in the summertime and can hope to enhance on their file in opposition to Bengaluru FC which presently stands on 5 losses, one draw and one victory. They might depend on deadly striker Igor Angulo together with Jorge Ortiz to ship the products up entrance.
Skipper Edu Bedia and Lenny Rodrigues will probably be essential in midfield for the Gaurs this season whereas we must also be careful for Princeton Rebello.
Having strengthened their squad in the summertime, particularly their assault, Bengaluru FC will probably be hoping to turn out to be extra harmful from open play. They are going to be banking on Sunil Chehtri, clearly, in addition to skilled attacker Cleiton Silva who they introduced in on a free switch. They can even be counting on skilled Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who stored a file 11 clean-sheets final season.
Left-back Ajith Kumar wish to make a case for the total again spot forward of Ashique Kuruniyan. The Blues have additionally acquired central defender Pratik Chaudhari from Mumbai Metropolis FC in addition to Fran Gonzalez from Mohun Bagan. Both of those two might associate Juanan on the again.
It stays to be seen what lineup Carles Cuadrat selects for his beginning XI.
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz; Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Saviour Gama; Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues; Seiminlen Doungel, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Ortiz; Igor Angulo
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Rahul Bheke, Pratik Chaudhari, Juanan Gonzalez, Ajith Kumar; Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Suresh Singh Wangjam; Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri
Since Bengaluru’s inclusion within the ISL, each groups have confronted one another seven instances with Bengaluru FC having the higher hand with 5 victories in comparison with FC Goa’s one. There has solely been one draw performed between the 2 sides which got here final yr on this stadium.
The most important match to this point this season, we count on Bengaluru FC to keep up their file in opposition to the gaurs and get one other victor.
FC Goa 1-2 Bengaluru FC
TV Channel & Reside stream
The conflict between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC will probably be televised throughout Star community and Hotstar with the kick-off at 7:30 p.m.