ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details
The 'finally winning' Delhi Dynamos make a visit to the Highlanders, as Dynamos face NorthEast United at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Thursday, 7th February. A match that will be crucial in NorthEast's maiden playoffs berth will be an interesting encounter.
NorthEast United started out the season dominantly, stunning many. But, the side has found a lack of going in the recent games as they have lost 2 out of their previous 3 matches. With only 3 wins from the last 5 outings, Eelco Schattorie's side would be wanting a win against the out-of-playoffs Delhi Dynamos. Presently, NorthEast United are 4th on the points table with 23 points from 14 games. A win in this fixture would directly promote them one place up, above FC Goa.
Delhi Dynamos only has pride to play for this season. After facing 7 defeats, they are out of contention for the semi-finals, which has given them some confidence to collect 7 points from the last 3 games. Even after the good managerial strategies, the lapses at the attacking end put them down to a miserable condition. But, Dynamos now looks to be a trouble to those teams, fighting it out for the playoffs. Josep Gombau's team is 8th on the ISL table with 11 points.
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Match Information
Date: 7 February 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Team News
NorthEast United has a full squad available for selection and the only possible change would the rotation of the custodian, Pawan Kumar in place of TP Rehensh.
Marti Crespi and Adria Carmona are known not to be fully fit for the match and is doubtful for a start against the Highlanders.
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Probable Lineups
NorthEast United (4-1-3-2): Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Mislav Komorski, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthamuana, Jose Leudo, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego, Rowllin Borges, Redeem Tlang, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Delhi Dynamos (4-2-3-1): Francisco Dorronsoro, Rana Gharami, Gianni Zuiverloon, Marti Crespi, Narayan Das, Marcos Tebar, Bikramjit Singh, Nandhakumar Sekar, Rene Mihelic, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Daniel Lalhlimpuia
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Form Guide
NorthEast United: L-W-L-D-D
Delhi Dynamos: D-W-W-L-L
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Head-to-Head
NorthEast United: 3
Delhi Dynamos: 3
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Key Players
Federico Gallego with 4 goals in the NorthEast United outfit will be key in the team's performance against Dynamos. Gallego has been playing vital roles in the midfield, as a result of which he has provided 5 assists. The Uruguayan attacker will be an apt answer for Dynamos' young and pacy midfielders.
Lallianzuala Chhangte can be named as Delhi Dynamos' only reliable attacking threat. In a completely dull season, Chhangte has stood out with his dangerous prospects from the wings. The 21-year old has scored 4 goals and made 1 assist in the 13 games he has played. At a stat of 61 crosses from the wings, Chhangte will be dangerous, until marked well.
NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos: Predictions
Delhi Dynamos, after a 10-match winless streak, found two wins recently. They also managed to draw goalless with an attacking-minded FC Goa, which would give them good hopes of gaining at least a point from Guwahati. However, Eelco Schattorie wouldn't be risking the crucial 3 points to climb up the table, which is a more favourable outcome.
Predicted Score - NorthEast United 2:0 Delhi Dynamos