03 Feb 2019
ISL 2018-19: Delhi Dynamos vs Goa: Match preview and prediction
Written bySayak Basu
While Delhi are eighth on the league table with 10 points from 13 matches, Goa have been far better this season, collecting 24 points from 13 fixtures.
Will the Dynamos manage to pull off a miracle tomorrow against Goa?
Here's our detailed match preview.
Are Delhi Dynamos ready for the challenge?
Ulises Davila has been signed by Delhi, and he can provide them with the required attacking firepower they need.
Adria Carmona and Marti Crespi, both out with injuries, have already missed the match against Kerala Blasters, and might not take part in the action tomorrow as well.
After three consecutive defeats, Delhi have won their last two matches convincingly.
FC Goa will be eager to win the match tomorrow?
FC Goa have been the most dominant attackers in this season's ISL, scoring a staggering 29 goals.
If they manage to win the encounter tomorrow, they can replace Mumbai City as the second team on the table based on goal difference.
It will be to their added advantage that unlike their opponents tomorrow, Goa have no injury or suspension concerns in their ranks.
Who will be the key players tomorrow?
Ulises Davila will be vital for Delhi tomorrow, as his attacking instincts can help the team from the capital to increase their goalscoring opportunities.
The blistering pace of Lallianzuala Chhangte will also be an added advantage while attacking.
For Goa, Ferran Corominas has been in fantastic form throughout the season, as has been Edu Bedia.
If they fire up, Delhi will be in trouble.
Predicted line-up and TV listing
Delhi Dynamos: Dorronsoro, Das, Zuiverloon, Gharami, Chhangte, Singh, Tebar, Sarangi, Mihelic, Davila, Sekar.
FC Goa: Nawaz, Rao Desai, Pena, Fall, Fernandes, Jahouh, Rodrigues, Fernandes, Bedia, Singh, Corominas.
The match is scheduled to kick-off from 7:30 PM and can be viewed on the Star Sports network or live-streamed on Hotstar and Jio TV.
How can the match turn out to be?
Delhi only have the home advantage for tomorrow's match, but all other factors seem to point at Goa winning the match tomorrow.
Goa have excellent attackers in their ranks, and the match should ideally be a cakewalk for them.
Delhi would need nothing short of a miracle to procure a win against Goa tomorrow.
What should be the ideal Fantasy XI formation?
The ideal formation should be 4-2-3-1, with Nawaz as the goalkeeper.
Gianni Zuiverloon and Mourtada Fall should be the center backs while Narayan Das and Seriton Fernandes can be the left and right backs respectively.
Bikramjit and Tebar can be the defensive midfielders while Chhangte, Bedia, and Jackichand can be the midfielders.
Ferran Corominas should, of course, be the striker considering his brilliant form.