ISL: NorthEast United FC Vs FC Goa - Preview, team news and expected line-ups

Guwahati, Oct 4: NorthEast United take on FC Goa on Day 4 of the Indian Super League 2016 at the Indira Nagar Athletic Stadium, Guwahati. 

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NorthEast United side will be high on confidence after their 1-0 over Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the season.

NorthEast United Vs FC Goa (Image courtesy: Twitter)

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.

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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. 

Predicted line-ups

NorthEast United FC

Formation: 4-5-1

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

NEUFC formation

FC Goa

Formation: 4-5-1

Goalkeeper: Laxmikant Kattimani

Defenders: Debabrata Roy, Lucio, Gregory Arnolin, Raju Gaikwad

Midfielders: Romeo Fernandes, Mandar Rao Desai, Jofre Mattieu, Trindade Goncalves, Richarlyson

Striker: Reinaldo

FC Goa formation


NorthEast United 1-2 FC Goa

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