Sporting Clube de Goa - Mohun Bagan Preview: Can the Mariners halt the Flaming Oranje's unbeaten streak?
Mohun Bagan will be hoping to snatch an important away win when they face the Flaming Oranje this Sunday....
By Atanu Mitra
SPORTING CLUBE DE GOA
Clement, Mathew, Berlanga, Rovan;
Shirodkar, Kalu, Rojen, Jovel;
Nirmal, Wadoo, Aibor, Biswajit;
Nabi, Denson, Quinton, Snehashish ;
Sporting Clube de Goa will host Mohun Bagan in an I-League round 23 match at Goa on Sunday.
The home team is on an unbeaten streak of 7 matches in the league and is sixth in the points table. The team has transformed into a formidable outfit after the changes made to the side in the winter transfer window.
The club now boasts of one of the most dependable defensive lines as Adil Khan, Angel Berlanga. Samananda Singh and Matthew Gonsalves have been the key performers for them.
However Ogba Kalu takes most of the plaudits having scored 10 goals in the season. Juanfri and Dawson Fernandes will pose questions for the Mohun Bagan defence who have a tendency to let in goals.
While Mohun Bagan maybe languishing at the bottom of the table, they haven't lost any of their last seven games in the league. The good news for them is that Odafa Okolie and Tolgay Ozbey are scoring goals and seem determined to help the side avoid relegation.
The absence of Echezona Anyechie will certainly come to hurt the Green and Maroon defence but they shall hope that Mehrajuddin Wadoo puts in a good shift against his former side.
Sporting Clube de Goa: Samananda Singh is suspended while Adil Khan and Mackroy Peixoto are injured. Prathesh Shirodkar and Joyner Lourenco are back from suspension.
Mohun Bagan: Echezona Anyichie is suspended for the tie.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Had Mohun Bagan been not punished by the Indian FA, they would now have 25 points from their 18 matches and would be in the 10th place in the league-table.
- In the last five encounters between these two sides, Mohun Bagan has won one match while Sporting have clinched the bragging rights in two. In the other two fixtures, honours were shared.
- Odafa Okolie is 5th in the scorers’ list in the I-League. However, if you leave out the goals scored from penalties, he is the third in the list.
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Top 3 Predictions
Sporting Clube de Goa 0-2 Mohun Bagan A.C.
- 19.05 %
Sporting Clube de Goa 1-3 Mohun Bagan A.C.
- 14.29 %
Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 Mohun Bagan A.C.
- 9.52 %
|I-League (I-L)||19-Oct-2013||Mohun Bagan A.C. 1 - Sporting Clube de Goa 2|
|I-League (I-L)||07-Apr-2013||Sporting Clube de Goa 1 - Mohun Bagan A.C. 5|
|I-League (I-L)||04-Nov-2012||Mohun Bagan A.C. 3 - Sporting Clube de Goa 1|
|I-League (I-L)||19-Jan-2012||Sporting Clube de Goa 2 - Mohun Bagan A.C. 1|
|I-League (I-L)||17-Dec-2011||Mohun Bagan A.C. 1 - Sporting Clube de Goa 1|
|Sporting Clube de Goa|
|07-Dec-2013||Sporting Clube de Goa 1 - Dempo SC 0||I-L|
|01-Dec-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 0 - Sporting Clube de Goa 1||I-L|
|28-Nov-2013||Churchill Brothers SC 3 - Sporting Clube de Goa 2||I-L|
|23-Nov-2013||Bengaluru FC 0 - Sporting Clube de Goa 0||I-L|
|05-Nov-2013||Sporting Clube de Goa 1 - East Bengal F.C. 1||I-L|
|8||Ogba Kalu Nnanna||Midfielder|
|18||Singam Rojen Singh||Defender|
|-||Syed Rahim Nabi||Defender|
|9||Odafa Onyeka Okolie||Striker|
|15||C S Sabeeth||Striker|
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