FC Goa come into the game on the back of an extraordinary ACL debut against Qatar Stars League (QSL) side Al-Rayyan SC on Matchday One. The Gaurs were pegged as the clear underdogs before the fixture, but Juan Ferrando's team managed to secure a goalless draw against the much-fancied Qatari side.
Goa's defensive formation and resilience at the back never allowed Al-Rayyan to take control of the game, barring the last few minutes of the second half.
Al Wahda, meanwhile, succumbed to a 0-1 loss to Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL) side Persepolis FC in their first match. The UAE side started well against the ACL 2020 runners-up but could not muster enough goal-scoring chances to keep the Persepolis defense in check. The Iranian side ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a solitary goal from Jalal Hosseini.
A win for Al-Wahda would take them to second place while a FC Goa victory would put the Gaurs on top of the table in Group E.
Al-Wahda vs FC Goa: Recent results
Al-Wahda have had mixed results in domestic and continental campaigns so far. They faced defeats to Al-Ittihad Kalba and Persepolis, but managed to get all three points over Al Dhafra, Al Jazira and Al Zawraa respectively.
FC Goa are currently on a 16-game unbeaten run after a draw with Al-Rayyan. They have not lost a single fixture since going down to Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League in December.
Al-Wahda FC Form Guide: W-W-L-W-L (most recent last)
FC Goa Form Guide: W-D-D-D-D (most recent last)
Al-Wahda vs FC Goa: Predicted Line-Ups
Al Wahda (4-4-2): Rashed Ali (GK), Lucas Pimenta, Khalil Ibrahim, Tim Matavz, Khamis Esmaeel, Abdalla Alkarbi, Lee Myung-Joo, Ahmed Rahid, Fares Juma, Abdallah Hamad, Omra Khribin
FC Goa (4-2-3-1): Dheeraj Singh (GK), Sanson Pereira, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Romario, Jorge Ortiz, Ishan Pandita
Al-Wahda vs FC Goa: Where to Watch
The Al-Wahda vs FC Goa match can be watched on Star Sports 3, JIO Football 2 on JIO TV, Hotstar VIP and Premium in India. The games will also be LIVE on BeIN Sports in the Middle East and Fox Sports in East Asia.
Al-Wahda vs FC Goa Prediction
Al-Wahda will be the firm favorites for this match as FC Goa simply do not have enough steam to keep getting regular draws against much stronger opponents.
Prediction: Al-Wahda 2-1 FC Goa