DELHI DYNAMOS FC
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa
1st November 2014, 19:00IST
FC Goa head into the fifth match of their campaign , languishing at the bottom of the table of the Indian Super League.With 1 point from 4 matches , Zico’s side face an uphill task if they are to qualify for a spot in the semi finals.Zico will hope they can kickstart their season at home tomorrow against a Delhi team who are sitting in 4th position , unbeaten in the Indian Super League .Delhi however will be looking to close the gap on league leaders Atletico De Kolkata with a vital 3 points . Picking up a victory will be vital for both teams in this high octane clash.
Team News and Tactical Brief:
Laxmikant Kattimani will take his position 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.Former Arsenal man Andre Santos will be taking his place at Left Midfield with Gabriel Fernandes at Right Midfield and with Peter Carvalho and Portugese Bruno Pinheiro pairing up at the centre of midfield.Zico will pair up Miguel Herlein and East Bengal striker Ranti Martins as part of an attacking front two.
Expected Starting XI against Delhi Dynamos: Laxmikant Kattimani, Narayan Das , Youness Bengelloun , Grégory Arnolin , Debabrata Roy , Andre Santos , Gabriel Fernandes , Bruno Pinheiro , Peter Carvalho , Miguel Herlein and Ranti Martins.
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 against FC Goa : 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 .
FC Goa 1-2 Delhi Dynamos
With Delhi clearly in better form and with them playing against a side that is yet to find its perfect combination , it will be difficult for the Goa side to take any points off the Delhi side. TheHardTackle predicts an hard fought victory for Delhi Dynamos .