2019-20 Indian Super League – NorthEast United vs Goa Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does NorthEast United vs Goa kick off? Friday 1st November, 2019 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is NorthEast United vs Goa being played? Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati

What TV channel is NorthEast United vs Goa on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream NorthEast United vs Goa in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for NorthEast United vs Goa? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

NORTHEAST UNITED

  • NorthEast United have picked up four points from their opening two matches of the season and registered their first win last time out against Odisha courtesy of a late match-winning goal from key striker Asamoah Gyan, which gave them a 2-1 victory.
  • Although they took the lead very early on against Odisha, they failed to add to their tally and looked set for a draw when their opponents levelled with just under 20 minutes remaining only for them to have a man sent off immediately and NorthEast eventually made the extra-man advantage count.
  • No injury concerns have been reported ahead of the game and coach Robert Jarni is extremely pleased with the fitness levels of his squad, giving extra praise to their excellent fitness coach.

GOA

  • FC Goa travel to face NorthEast United for their first away match of the season having opened up their campaign with two home matches which resulted in a 3-0 win against Chennaiyin followed by a 1-1 draw against reigning ISL champions Bengaluru.
  • They were quite fortunate to escape with a point from the match against Bengaluru as they were on the back foot for long periods of the match and having fallen behind in the 62nd minute, they looked set for defeat until a penalty in stoppage-time from Ferran Corominas gave Goa a share of the spoils.
  • FC Goa have had some fitness concerns in their opening two matches and will again be without important midfielder Edu Bedia who is ruled out. Hugo Boumous has also missed the first two games and seems unlikely to play.

THE PREDICTION

NorthEast and Goa reached the play-offs last season and expect to be there or thereabouts again this season. They both come into this match pleased with picking up four points from their opening two games, including a draw against defending ISL champions Bengaluru. NorthEast are a very tough team to get the better of on home soil and are unbeaten in their last eight home matches. With Goa having fitness concerns over two of their important midfielders, it will be even more difficult for them to break that sequence and a narrow victory for the home team is the prediction.

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