A team with nothing to lose should be feared more than one aiming for glory. The burdenless attitude of Delhi Dynamos FC has made them a threat to the knockout contenders, including fierce sides like FC Goa. This will make the Delhi Dynamos-FC Goa encounter, one to watch out for in the ISL.
Delhi Dynamos FC seemed to have a curse of win, until December. An unsharp attacking end or a lone striker might be the factor that put Dynamos into a pathetic situation this season.
However, in the previous two games, Delhi Dynamos has collected all three points dominantly, though against the bottom-placed teams. Josep Gombau's squad has got a fresh ray of attack with the signing of Ulises Davila, who will be vital in the game.
The capital-city club is now eighth on the ISL points table, with 10 points from 13 games and no hopes of the semi-finals.
FC Goa has been the 'all-out-attackers' of the league this season, beating even Mumbai City. Goals have been coming regularly for Sergio Lobera, but are being conceded at the same rate.
Having only five clean sheets in the season would be an alarming stat for the coach, that will worry him in the playoffs.
At present, FC Goa looks all settled to take on any challenge and are at a very safe position to qualify to the semi-finals.
The Gaurs are third in standings with 24 points from 13 games. A win against Dynamos will take FC Goa to the 2nd position, above Mumbai City.
Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa: Match Information
Date: 4 February 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
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Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa: Team News
Delhi Dynamos FC
Delhi Dynamos will be worried at the injury concerns of two foreign players - Adria Carmona and Marti Crespi. Both the players missed the match against Kerala Blasters and are known to miss the Goan game too.
FC Goa does not have any names on the injury or suspension list.
Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa: Probable Lineups
Delhi Dynamos (3-4-3): Francisco Dorronsoro, Narayan Das, Gianni Zuiverloon, Rana Gharami, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bikramjit Singh, Marcos Tebar, Subham Sarangi, Rene Mihelic, Ulises Davila, Nandhakumar Sekar
FC Goa (4-2-3-1): Mohammed Nawaz, Mandar Rao Desai, Carlos Pena, Mourtada Fall, Seriton Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Brandon Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Ferran Corominas
Delhi Dynamos vs FC Goa: Form Guide
Delhi Dynamos: W-W-L-L-L
FC Goa: W-D-W-L-D
Delhi Dynamos vs FC Goa: Head-to-Head
Delhi Dynamos: 3
FC Goa: 7
Delhi Dynamos vs FC Goa: Key Players
Delhi Dynamos FC's key player in the lineup would be the new signing Ulises Davila. He will provide the much-needed attacking instincts between the midfield and forwards. One other threat for the Goan defence would be young Lallianzuala Chhangte with his speed and crosses.
FC Goa will have crucial contributions from Ferran Corominas and Edu Bedia. Both the Spaniards have been hitting the tagets from the beginning of the season, which has taken their team to the decent position.
Coro has been excellent with his finishing, while Bedia is equally dangerous in the midfield and attack.
Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa: Predictions
Though Dynamos has bagged two back-to-back victories and had an overall rise in their game level, keeping up with the attacks of FC Goa looks difficult.
If the Chhangte-Davila-Mihelic magic can be worked out, an upset might rise out, or else, the Gaurs will register their 8th victory over the Lions, which is a more probable condition.
Predicted Score - Delhi Dynamos 1-2 FC GoaPublished 03 Feb 2019, 11:52 IST