FCG vs BFC Dream11 : Last year’s finalists meet again as Goa look to avenge their defeat in the summit clash.
We may have bid farewell to Diwali but the real fireworks in the bedlam of the Indian Super League get underway today when two overwhelming favourites for the league title get ready to go at loggerheads today. When Goa and Bengaluru will be meeting each other this Tuesday, we are set to be in for a humdinger of a clash, a fixture which promises to be an enthralling and intriguing affair.
What adds to the anticipation of this clash is the fact that these two sides had last met each other in last season’s summit clash, one where Goa had faltered at the final hurdle to see Bengaluru take the title in the previous season. As the two sides return to the middle today, Goa will be looking to not only get back at Bengaluru for that result but also lay down the marker for their title aspirations this season as well.
What puts them in strong stead ahead of the impending clash is the side’s bygone encounter, one which saw them thump Chennaiyin 3-0 in their league opener, a result which saw the side ingrain in place an extremely pleasing to the eye display. The attacking side of the game was impeccable by them, leaving no stone unturned as they covered themselves in glory with a display to write home around.
Elsewhere, Bengaluru were ruing their lack of astute finishing as they made an advent in their first match of the new season, a result which saw them being refrained to a 1-1 draw. It was an uninspiring performance from them infront of goal, one which saw them miss out on the three points, a performance they’ll be looking to overhaul as the side look to unlock their true potential infront of a guile filled opponent.
“We know that Goa is always a big challenge because they have a wonderful team. They have been with the same team for a long time. It will be an interesting game. It is very early in the season and the points are important, but the season is still young,” said Bengaluru coach Carles Cuadrat.
Probable Playing 11
Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed, Brandon Fernandes, Seiminlen Doungel, Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Juanan, Rahul, Nishu Kumar, Ashique, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Udanta, Manuel Onwu, Sunil
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Goa vs Bengaluru
Date And Time: 28th October, Monday 7:30pm IST
Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Carlos Pena, Mourtada Fall, Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh
- Juanan, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Manuel Onwu
Top Goal Scorer
- Ferran Corominas: 1 Goal
- Manuel Onwu
FCG vs BFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Despite failing to keep a cleansheet in the foregone encounter, Bengaluru’s Gurpreet Singh-Sandhu picked up 7 points as he registered a slew of good saves, seeing us opt for the shot stopper for this clash as well. In Goa, he’s going to be up against a side who plunder and pepper his goal with shots, a side who’ll be relentless and ruthless in their approach which should see him get some good save points.
While Goa were extremely impressive in their attacking sorties the last time around, the side were also lauded for their defence astuteness, one which augured extremely well for them to see the side come out speckle free with a cleansheet. They’ll be looking to emote the same display as they look to shut out Bengaluru today, seeing us pick out the duo of Carlos Pena and Mourtada Fall from the side.
The one pick of Juanan comes into our side as well from the opposition, a player who has been repeatedly asked to gallop his way into the opposition’s side of the park.
FCG vs BFC Dream11 Midfielders
After their sublime and pristine performance in the opening match, one which saw them plunge their opposition as they piled on 3 goals, it was only befitting of us to begin with the picks from Goa here. We are getting in Brandon Fernandes who was pivotal in crafting up a slew of attacking plays for his side, accompanying him with Mandar Rao Dessai.
We have the two players come in from the opposition as well as we move in for the partnership of Dimas Delgado and Raphael Augusto. These are two players who are going to play a quintessential role for their side if they are to thrive today and come out of this encounter with a win, two players who have been handed over critical roles by their side.
A goal for Ferran Corominas in the previous match makes the Goa striker our first pick in this docket along with Manvir Singh whilst we have the one pick in the form of Manuel Onwu completes our picks for this imminent clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Corominas will be our captain for today’s upcoming encounter while Fernandes is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.