NorthEast United side will be high on confidence after their 1-0 over Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the season.
ISL season 2 runner-up FC Goa, on the other hand, will be playing their first game of the season under the tutelage of legendary Brazilian footballer Zico.
The Highlanders are likely to make one change in their starting XI. Manager Nelo Vingada had to bench marquee player Didier Zokora in the last game as he was not fit to start. But as it seems now Zokora will be inducted into the first XI.
FC Goa will miss the services of players like Subhashish Roychowdhury, Denzil Franco and India international Robin Singh.
Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul
Defenders: Gustavo Lazzaretti, Mailson Alves, Reagan Singh, Robin Gurung
Midfielders: Katsumi Yusa, Romaric, Didier Zokora, Holicharan Narzary, Rowlin Borges
Striker: Nicolas Velez
Goalkeeper: Laxmikant Kattimani
Defenders: Debabrata Roy, Lucio, Gregory Arnolin, Raju Gaikwad
Midfielders: Romeo Fernandes, Mandar Rao Desai, Jofre Mattieu, Trindade Goncalves, Richarlyson
NorthEast United 1-2 FC Goa