ISL 2017, Match 14: Delhi Dynamos FC vs NorthEast United FC, Predicted XI
Will NorthEast United get their first victory of the season in Delhi?
After a mixed start to the campaign, the Delhi Dynamos are ready to take on NorthEast United FC in their first home game of the ISL 2017 season on Saturday. Both Delhi and NorthEast are approaching this fixture on the back of defeats after losing their previous games against Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC by an identical margin of three goals.
The boys from the national capital will surely look to forget their last game and entertain their fans in their first home game. On the other hand, the Highlanders are still looking for their first win of the season.
The Dynamos will be under pressure going into the game as they are yet to defeat the Highlanders at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. All three encounters between them ended as draws in the past three seasons.
Let’s see what both sides have to offer in their third game of the season!
Delhi Dynamos FC
Delhi head coach Miguel Portugal seems to be quite optimistic about his side's chances in their first home game. The Spaniard needs to bring the best out of the Delhi defence as they have conceded six goals in just two games and that will be the main challenge for him.
With no injury concerns in the team, he is expected to field his side in a 4-4-1-1 formation, which can easily transform into 4-3-3 with Romeo and Chhangte shifting on to the wings. We are expecting the first start of this season for Goan winger Romeo Fernandes.
Delhi Dynamos FC Probable Starting XI (4-4-1-1): Gomes, Pritam, Pratik, Cichero, Sena Ralte, Romeo, Mirabaje, Paulinho, Chhangte, Guyon, Uche.
NorthEast United FC
The NorthEast coach Joao de Deus is still searching for his team's first win of ISL 2017 and will surely be under immense pressure going into this game. With no injuries and sick players in the team, Deus promised to field the best possible XI on the pitch tomorrow.
With Rowlin Borges available to play, he is most likely to field the side in 4-1-4-1 formation to keep the balance in attack and defence. We are expecting three more changes as Diaz, Narzary and Luis are most likely to make their first start of this season in place of Danilo, Hakku and Didika.
NorthEast United FC Probable Starting XI (4-4-2): TP Rehenesh, Nirmal, Diaz, Jose, Robert, Borges, Marcinho, Narzary, Goiano, Doungel, Luis.
Delhi Dynamos FC 2-1 NorthEast United FC
It seems the NorthEast side will have to wait some more for their first ISL 2017 victory as Delhi are expected to take home all three points with a scoreline of 2-1.