FCG Vs BFC Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Massively depleted Goa look to hit the ground running instantly.
For Goa, the departure of Lobera meant more than just losing out on the services of their manager. His departure for Mumbai saw a string of quiessential players decide to jump ship as well with a magnitude of those players leaving for Mumbai itself.
While the club has roped in a barrage of new names including Ferrando at the helm as their new manager, the club now once again needs to start from scratch. The foundations of the bygone season have vanished with the club taking on the identity of an almost entirely new playing 11.
Up against a Bengaluru side against which has typically had a stronghold over Goa, Goa know they have their task cut out today. They have won just the one fixture in seven against Bengaluru with Goa never defeating their opponents of the day when Cuadrat has been in charge.
“I know the history of Bengaluru against FC Goa,” Ferrando said. “I know what happened in the last games. But this is a new team, a new chapter, a new moment of the season,” the side’s new manager added.
“I don’t know Juan Ferrando personally but I know all the Spanish coaches have a good formation and are very studious about opponents, tactics and strategy,” Mumbai’s Cuadrat said. “I’m sure they will be working really hard to have a plan against us, so I’m expecting a very tactical game,” he went onto continue.
FCG Vs BFC Fantasy Probable Winner
Bengaluru’s defence will prove to be too strong for a Goa side yet to organise itself into a completed unit with this match seeing the wind sway in Bengaluru’s favour.
Probable Playing 11
- Castan, Miranda, Ribamar, Carlinhos, Reis and Rocha are all out with injuries with the club having seen a spurt of COVID cases.
- Juan is out with an injury for Fortaleza while Paulao, Yuri and Osvaldo have all tested positive for Coronavirus.
Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Ali, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz, Igor Angulo
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Pratik, Juanan, Ajith, Rahul, Erik Paartulu, Dimas Delgado, Udanta, Harmanjot Khabra, Kristian Opseth, Sunil
Indian Super League 2020-21
Match: Goa Vs Bengaluru
Date And Time: 22nd November, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Margao
- Brandon Fernandes: 2 Goals, 5 Assists
- Sunil: 9 Goals
Fantasy 11 Picks
Goa’s Nawaz will be sealing his place in our side as the shot stopper for the upcoming contest. Whilst he looks set to ship in the goals today, he’s someone who can accrue some save points from the onslaught directed his way.
The league’s most stern and stringent defence last season, Bengaluru let in the least number of goals at a measly 16. A frugal backline, the side’s defensive acumen and discipline turned the best of attacks white as a sheet.
It’s a defensive setup always in with a fair shout of recording a cleansheet to see us opt for a trio of picks from the club’s backline. We begin with one goal man Juanan with Ajith and Rahul pairing up with him.
Despite a hoard of attacking names departing the land of their club, Goa have managed to hang onto the services of Brandon Fernandes. With two goals and five assists last season, he showed that he can spearhead the side’s attack and give the finest of defences cold feet.
Lenny Rodrigues who struck twice last term will complete the one-two of picks from the side. Bengaluru’s first pick will be of Dimas Delgado with him scripting five assists last season for the side last term owing to his ability to traverse his way past tight spaces.
Erik Paartulu was equally influential with his two goals and five assists with Harmanjot Khabra completing the trivalent of picks from the club.
The quartet of attacking picks from the side is wrapped up by striker Sunil with him emerging as the club’s top scorer last season. Goa will meanwhile see us opt for the services of the imperious Igor Angulo Albondiga with the new entrant making for a formidable name to defend against.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sunil’s nine goals will see him captain our side while Erik is the vice-captain.
Nawaz, Juanan, Ajith, Rahul, Erik Paartulu, Dimas Delgado, Harmanjot Khabra, Fernandes, Lenny, Igor, Sunil
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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.