FC Goa will look to return to winning ways and consolidate their position in the top 4 when they play host to the struggling Delhi Dynamos FC on Thursday.
FC Goa’s unbeaten start to the season came to a crashing halt as Jamshedpur FC ran riots against them handing FC Goa their first defeat of the season and that too with a massive 4-1 margin. In an otherwise impressive season, FC Goa find themselves in a spot of bother ahead of their next home game tomorrow. Their defence looks fragile, but considering Delhi’s own woes, Gaurs will be confident of putting up an impressive show again.
Seven games into the season and Delhi Dynamos FC are yet to find a win. Unlucky is just the word that sums up Dynamos’ season so far. Four of their seven games ended in a draw while the other three too were a close contest. This can be credited to the fact that Dynamos have not performed well in unison, when their attack fires, defence fails, and when the defenders stay strong, attack stumbles. Josep Gombao will be desperate to see his side put up a collective effort on field and bag all three points on Thursday.
When and Where?
It will be a home game for FC Goa as the match is scheduled to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa with kick-off at 7:30 PM IST on Thursday.
Where to watch FC Goa vs Delhi Dynamos FC Live?
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports 1/Star Sports 2 and will be available for live streaming on Hotstar.
FC Goa: L W W W D
Delhi Dynamos: D L L D D
FC Goa Won – 6
Delhi Dynamos Won – 3
Drawn – 1
Delhi Dynamos FC
Nawaz (GK); Seriton, Fall, Chinglensana, Mandar; Lenny, Jahouh; Bedia, Boumous, Jackichand; Corominas
Delhi Dynamos FC
Dorronsoro (GK); Kotal, Zuiverloon, Crespi, Das; Bikramjit, Tebar; Sekar, Mihelic, Chhangte; Lahlimpuia
He has been ISL’s top goalscorer this season having netted 6 times already in just four games. With four assists to go along with those six goals, he is also topping the charts this season for assists as well. His absence was severely felt by FC Goa who succumbed to a 1-4 defeat in their last match, which Corominas missed owing to a suspension. His return will help FC Goa feel much more confident about getting back their winning momentum.
He has been the one man who has delivered consistently for the Delhi Dynamos this season. Despite the lack of quality in front of goal, Chhangte has made Dynamos’ wing play look impressive. He will pose a major threat to FC Goa’s otherwise fragile defence.
Odds favour FC Goa and so does the points table, but one thing that doesn’t favour them is momentum. While they enter the match on the back of a thumping defeat, Delhi Dynamos start with a fighting 2-2 backing them up. Sticking to the momentum theory, our prediction foresees an upset tomorrow with Delhi Dynamos FC walking away as winners at the full time whistle.