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ISL 2020/21: FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC – Preview, Lineups and Predictions

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After Zico and Sergio Lobera, all set for the new Juan Ferrando era at FC Goa with Uzzo style. While Carles Cuadrat’s soldiers are once again ready to give it all for Hero Indian Super League trophy. The clash between two giant neighbours will take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Sunday evening.

#1. Coaches corner

Gaurs moved on from Sergio Lobera’s elapse and replaced him with another Spaniard Juan Ferrando. Just like Lobera, he started coaching career at the young age and holds legion of experience. Ferrando rebuilt the squad specially foreign core after the departure of Lobera’s guns.

Carles Cuadrat established reputation in ISL by leading Bengaluru FC triumphantly. Although Bengaluru had forgettable start last season due to his messed up choices and preferences. But champion Bengaluru core bounced back quickly and finished season with AFC Cup playoff spot in hands. Thus Cudrat and the blues will be wanted to find correct formula and combination as soon as possible.

#2. Pre-season friendlies form

FC Goa 3 – 2 Jamshedpur FC
FC Goa 3 – 0 Chennaiyin FC
Hyderabad FC 4 – 2 FC Goa

Bengaluru FC 1 – 1 Hyderabad FC
Bengaluru FC 0 – 1 Mumbai City

#3. Head to Head history

Neighbourhood turned into battlefield when these two clubs faced each other in 2018-19 ISL finals. Where Rahul Bheke’s extra time winner granted permission to Bengaluru for lifting prestigious ISL trophy. Both of them reached semifinals very next season and tragically both lost semifinals. Sunil Chhetri scored brace and snatched three points from Gaurs during their last meeting.

  • Overall H2H record

7 – Matches
5 – Bengaluru
1- Goa
1- Draw

#4. TSD’s Foreign players to watch out for

  • Edu Bedia (FCG)
  • Igor Angulo (FCG)
  • James Donachie (FCG)
  • Erik Paartalu (BFC)
  • Fran Gonzalez (BFC)

#5. TSD’s Indian players to watch out for

  • Brandon Fernandes (FCG)
  • Mohammad Nawaz (FCG)
  • Seriton Fernandes (FCG)
  • Sunil Chhetri (BFC)
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (BFC)

FC Goa

GK: Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas, Antonio D’Silva

DF: James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Mohamed Ali, Aiban Dohling, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Leander D’Cunha

MF: Edu Bedia, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Alberto Noguero, Alexander Jesuraj, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Nestor Dias

FW: Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Redeem Tlang, Len Doungel, Devendra Murgaonkar, Makan Chote, Aaren D’Silva, Flan Gomes

Bengaluru FC

GK: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lara Sharma, Sharon

DF: Juanan, Fran Gonzalez, Rahul Bheke, Pratik Chaudhary, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Shrivas, Ajith Kumar, Biswa Darjee, Joe Zoerliana, Wungngyam Muirang

MF: Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Harmanjot Khabra, Suresh Wangjam, Ajay Chhetri, Amay Morajkar, Thoi Singh, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha

FW: Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth, Cleiton Silva, Deshorn Brown, Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Semboi Haokip, Edmond Lalrindika, Leon Augustine, Naorem Singh

#8. Scoreline predictions

FC Goa 1 – 1 Bengaluru FC

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