Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
13th November 2014, 19:00IST
FC Goa head into the eighth match of their campaign ,giving their fans a reason to cheer as they put up a solid performance against Mumbai City FC in Goa in their previous fixture. Delhi Dynamos go into this match with the oppurtunity to move up to 2 places in the standings table with a victory against FC Goa and they will be determined to pick up 3 points after letting go of an early lead in the reverse fixture , which FC Goa won .FC Goa , has the oppurtunity to leapfrog their opponents with a win on Thursday.They won the reverse fixture , courtesy two late goals from midfielder Jewel Raja and striker Tolgey Ozbey.Both teams have a lot to play for in this pulsating fixture and fans in Delhi will be expecting a thriller on Thursday, 13th November.
Team News and Tactical Brief:
Harm van Veldhoven will opt for his usual 4-3-3 formation with Kristof Van Hout starting in Goal , Wim Raymaekers will partner Anwar Ali at the centre of Defence with Shouvik Ghosh taking up his usual positon at Left Back and Adil Khan filling up the right side of the back four.Dutch Midfielder Hans Mulder will be acting as a fulcrum in Midfield breaking up attacks as well as linking Defence with Attack.Spanish Midfielder Bruno Herrero Arias . will play at Left Midfield with Indian Beckham , Steven Dias to take his position at Right Midfield ,Van Veldhoven has made excellent use of Dias’s brilliant crossing abilities and his balls into the box have always created an threat for the opponents.Shylo Malsawmtluanga and Mads Junker will take their position on the Left and Right Wing respectively , with Italian Alessandro Del Piero leading the Attack .
Expected Starting XI (4-3-3): Kristof Van Hout , Shouvik Ghosh , Wim Raymaekers , Anwar Ali , Adil Khan , Hans Mulder , Bruno Herrero Arias , Steven Dias , Shylo Malsawamtluanga , Mads Junker and Del Piero .
Laxmikant Kattimani will be replaced by Jan Seda in goal,the back four will be the usual combination of Narayan Das and Debabrata Roy at Left Back and Right Back respectively with French Defenders Youness Bengelloun and Grégory Arnolin partnering each other in Central Defence.Bikramjit will take up his place infront of the back four ,with Robert pires and Bruno Pinheiro pairing up in the hole .Mandar Rao Desai will take his place in the Left Wing position with Romeo Fernandes occupying the opposite flank.Australian Tolgey Ozbey , who scored the winner against Delhi in the reverse fixture is expected to start.
Expected Starting XI (4-1-4-1): Jan Seda, Narayan Das , Youness Bengelloun , Grégory Arnolin , Debabrata Roy , Bikramjit Singh, Romeo Fernandes , Bruno Pinheiro , Robert Pires , Mandar Rao Desai , Tolgey Ozbey.
Delhi Dynamos 2-1 FC Goa
With Delhi playing on their home ground and with the oppurtunity to move up to 2 places with a victory on Thursday , it will be a hard fought encounter at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Delhi . TheHardTackle predicts an hard fought victory for Delhi Dynamos .