ISL 2017/18: Playoff qualification scenarios explained
With Bengaluru FC already occupying a spot in the ISL playoffs, the competition for the remaining three spots is getting intense day-by-day. Six teams are still in the race for a top 4 finish. As per the league qualification rules, each team plays 18 matches and at the end, the top four teams make it to the playoffs. With only a handful of points separating teams from second to fifth positions, the franchises would be hoping to get positive results in their remaining fixtures and book a slot for themselves.
Here, we take a look at the qualification scenarios for the teams that are still mathematically in the race to get into the top four.
#1 FC Pune City
FC Pune City currently occupy the second spot in the points table with 29 points from 16 games. The Arjun Kapoor co-owned outfit currently are on edge of qualification and can seal a spot with one win or two draws from their remaining two fixtures. Even if they lose both their upcoming games, they still have a good chance of qualification because of their high goal difference (+13). The Stallions already have one foot in the playoffs and will be hoping to get over the line as soon as possible.
FC Pune City vs FC Goa
Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City