Salgaocar FC - Shillong Lajong FC: Can David Booth's men shrug off North-Eastern challenge?
Goal.com analyses the I-League encounter between the two teams from the bottom half of the table and what could possibly decide the result of the match...
By Aman Arora
Milagres, Augustin, Nicolau, Cardozo;
SHILLONG LAJONG FC
Lallawmzuala, Passah, Son, Shadap;
Haokip, Matsugane, Lyngdoh, Jibon;
Salgaocar FC will welcome Shillong Lajong in a bottom of the table clash this weekend. The Goans, currently 11th in the table are just two points behind 10th placed Shillong Lajong, albeit with a game in hand. On the back of an impressive 0-2 away victory against Pune FC, Salgaocar are expected to close that gap on their rivals of the weekend. John Wilkinson will again be vital for the Goans as he will yet again try to pull the strings from midfield.
As far as Shillong are concerned, coming on the back of a 2-1 victory against United Sikkim, caretaker manager Thangboi Singto will most certainly use the attacking powress of Sushil Singh and new signing Sho Kamimura to go for the three points. A victory this weekend will certainly go a long way in finishing in the top 10 for the side from Shillong.
Salgaocar FC: David Booth will not have his Brazilian centre-half Luciano Sabrosa due to the recurrence of a hamstring injury. With Rahul Kumar suspended, Booth may have to use a makeshift defensive pairing of Augustine Fernandes and Nicolau Colaco.
Shillong Lajong FC: Thangboi Singto will have the services of Eugeneson Lyngdoh while Renedy Singh, Chitrasen Singh and Govin Singh are out injured.
|DID YOU KNOW?
- Shillong Lajong have conceded a massive 31 goals this season, which is second only to United Sikkim FC, who have conceded 40 this season.
- Salgaocar FC are unbeaten in their last five games against Shillong Lajong. The Goans have won twice and drawn thrice against the team from the North-East.
- Salgaocar have scored only 17 goals this season, only 2 more than Mohun Bagan.
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Top 3 Predictions
Salgaocar F.C. 0-1 Shillong Lajong FC
- 23.53 %
Salgaocar F.C. 3-0 Shillong Lajong FC
- 23.53 %
Salgaocar F.C. 4-1 Shillong Lajong FC
- 11.77 %
|I-League (I-L)||06-Dec-2013||Shillong Lajong FC 2 - Salgaocar F.C. 1|
|I-League (I-L)||09-Feb-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 2 - Shillong Lajong FC 0|
|I-League (I-L)||12-Oct-2012||Shillong Lajong FC 1 - Salgaocar F.C. 1|
|I-League (I-L)||04-May-2012||Shillong Lajong FC 0 - Salgaocar F.C. 0|
|I-League (I-L)||04-Jan-2012||Salgaocar F.C. 2 - Shillong Lajong FC 1|
|11-Dec-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 0 - East Bengal F.C. 0||I-L|
|06-Dec-2013||Shillong Lajong FC 2 - Salgaocar F.C. 1||I-L|
|01-Dec-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 0 - Sporting Clube de Goa 1||I-L|
|26-Nov-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 0 - Bengaluru FC 3||I-L|
|22-Nov-2013||Salgaocar F.C. 0 - Pune FC 1||I-L|
|23||Thounaogam Dinesh Singh||Defender|
|24||M. Basanta Singh||Midfielder|
|17||Khangembam Jibon Singh||Midfielder|