OFC Vs FCG Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Reigning champions Goa finally get their title challenge off with their first win of the season.
They needed four wins to accrue their first three points of the season but Goa will be looking to utilise that result as a means to paper over the cracks which had developed in their side. Despite taking too long to come, the 3-1 win against Kerala Blasters sees Goa unbeaten in three of their four matches this season.
Buoyed by their first win of the season, Goa will be looking to come out hammer and tongs against an Odisha side which has offered nothing this season, Crestfallen and downtrodden, Odisha have had only themselves to blame for their lacklustre displays which currently see the side sitting on a two match losing spree.
“When we are working in training, it’s important to control a few details in transitions and keep improving. We are working a lot,” said Ferrando. “I’m so happy about the defensive aspect because the team is good but sometimes, it’s necessary to the intensity in defence. We need to be more aggressive,” Goa’s manager Juan said ahead of today’s clash.
Little qualms in declaring Goa as the winner of this tie with the side set to wipe the floor with an opposition which is a mere bystander this season.
Probable Playing 11
Kamaljit Singh, Shubham, Steven Taylor, Jacob Tratt, George Ricardo D’souza, Gaurav, Cole Alexander, Nandha, Marcelinho, Daniel, Diego Mauricio
Mohammad Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Alberto Noguera, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Ortiz, Igor Angulo
Indian Super League 2020-21
Match: Odisha Vs Goa
Date And Time: 12th December, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: GMC Stadium, Bambolim
- Diego Mauricio: 2 Goals
- Igor Angulo: 5 Goals
Despite being asked to safeguard the second worst defensive unit in the league, Kamaljit Singh has managed to shine. He’s emerged as a shining light at the back for his team, a player who has asked attacks to take a walk with his multitude of saves.
Although Goa are yet to record their first cleansheet of the season, today’s clash could end up finally seeing them pull it off. The club is taking on an Odisha outfit that has gone goalless in three of its four fixtures to emerge as the second worst attack in the competition.
It’s a side Goa can easily refrain from scoring to see the trio of Saviour Gama, James Kevin Donachie and Seriton Fernandes make its way into our setup.
Scoring in his side’s foregone, Jorge Ortiz Mendoza showed why Goa have placed such high trust in him this season. Brandon Fernandes moved in alongside him to snare an assist in the encounter as the two worked the flanks well to make extremely tiresome for Kerala Blasters’ defensive unit.
The ever reliable and dependable Edu Bedia wraps up our set of picks from the side. Odisha will see Cole Alexander be the first pick from the club, a player who has left us besotted with his ability and willingness to wage a lone battle in attack.
He’s joined up by Marcelinho Leite Pereira, someone who has across the years proved his mettle in the league.
Scoring both of the goals his side has managed to forage for itself, Diego Mauricio completes our set of picks from the club. Goa on the other hand will see their five goal striker, Igor Angulo Alboniga be a must have pick for us today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The league’s top scorer, Igor will captain our team while Gama is the vice-captain.
Singh, Gama, Fernandes, James, Bedia, Jorge, Brandon, Alexander, Marcelinho, Igor, Mauricio
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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.