Pune City FC
NorthEast United FC
Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune
15th November 2014, 19:00IST
The Pune City football club will host North East, United FC at Balewadi sports complex, Pune. Pune City can top the table if they able to secure all three points from this match. North East United will be looking to break into the top four. Last few weeks Hero Indian Super League saw many matches ending in the draw and looking at the form of both the teams of todays fixture we may have one more draw.
Team News and Technical Brief
Pune City FC
Pune City FC after suffering thrashing at the hands of state rivals Mumbai City FC have grown strength to strength. Some shrewd signing by manager Franco Colomba has done the trick for punekars. They can clinch top spot in the league if they able to secure three points from this match. Starting with Nigerian forward Dudu has done wonders for the Franco Colomba led side, the Nigerian has played exceptionally well. He was a constant threat and his mobility have caused a problem for the defenders. Playing Arindham Bhattacharya in the goal has helped manager to play a foreigner in the outfield. Greek midfield maestro Kostas would be a key figure in the heart of the midfield. The veteran is an absolute delight to watch and his presence in the midfield do wonders for the Pune City FC. The defensive pair of Bruno Cirilo and Maglliocchetti have looked solid and will look to continue the good work.
Probable Starting XI (4-4-2): Arindham, Ravanan, Cirilo, Maglliocchetti, Kotal, Gurung, Lenny, Kostan, Colomba, Bolado, Dudu.
North East United FC
The North East United has been most interesting team in the league. The Ricky Herbert led side have been consistent team in the league. They have not picked up many wins, but have looked threat to all the teams. Spaniard Koke has been key men in the field for the Highlanders. The attacking midfielder has been impressive throughout the season for the club. Youngster like Batata and Do-Dong Hyun played their part really well. They will be up against in form Pune City. A win will push North East United into the top four of the league while a defeat can prove fatal for their aspirations. After this match the Highlanders would be returning to their home and they would like to give a good account of themselves in the match before returning in their fortress.
Probale Starting XI (4-1-4-1): Rehenesh, Aibor, Garcia, Capdevilla, Robin, Do Dong, Batata, Adinga, Kondwani, Koke, Boro.
Pune City Football Club 1 – 1 North East United
It will be a battle between the Pune attack and North East defence. North East has well settled defence and they will look to stop attacks from Pune City players. North East will prefer sitting back, absorbing pressure and then move to the counter.