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  • 15 December 2012
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  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa
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Dempo SC - Pune FC Preview: Will Armando's men end the Red Lizards' unbeaten run?

Dempo SC - Pune FC Preview: Will Armando's men end the Red Lizards' unbeaten run?

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Derrick Perreira's men are unbeaten in the last 5 I-League games and high on confidence as they take on the reigning champions at Goa.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

DEMPO SC


Roychoudhury;
Naik, Rowilson, Gawli, Roy;
Romeo, Carvalho, Climax, Clifford;
Ricketts, Sueoka

PUNE FC Abhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, SubhashPUNE FC
PUNE FC Abhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, SubhashPUNE FC Abhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, SubhashAbhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, Subhash
PUNE FC
PUNE FC Abhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, SubhashAbhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, Subhash
PUNE FC
Abhra; Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder; Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,Moga, Subhash
PUNE FC

Abhra Mondal;
Ramu, Edathodika, Wali, Gurjinder;
Karma, Mumtaz, Douhou, Paite,
Moga, Subhash
  PREVIEW

Dempo SC will face a stern test of their credentials when Pune FC come calling at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa this week. The reigning champions are on top of the I-League table and ensured that by dispatching Prayag United at home by 3-1 in Round 10 of the I-League.

Armando Colaco's men are setting the pace for the rest of the pack to follow and can be on their way to another I-League title. Colaco might just retain the same team that beat Prayag United, with Rohan Ricketts and Ryuji Sueoka causing havoc among the Kolkatans. Koko Sakibo's recovery from injury is a welcome sign for the champions and he may get in a look-in.

Dempo have a 100% home record after 10 rounds of the I-League

Derrick Perreira's Pune FC will no doubt be on cloud nine. The Red Lizards are on an unbeaten run of 5 games going into the match at Goa and will surely be thinking on the lines of causing an upset. Such a result is surely not out of the Pune club's hands as the Lizards ran away with a victory at Goa against Dempo in February last year.

ONGC FC shocked the I-League by winning 3-1 against Dempo in mid-November. Perreira's wards were impressive in their defeat of Salgaocar FC last week and will look to a similar performance against the reigning champions.

  TEAM NEWS

Dempo SC – Anthony Perreira and Cresson Antao are doubtful for this game due to injuries. Koko Sakibo made the bench against Prayag United and could be drafted into the playing XI. Joaquim Abranches may be brought on as a substitute after having a positive effect against Eelco Schattorie's men last week.

Pune FC – Derrick Perreira does not have any current suspension or injury worries and is likely to go with the same team that condemned David Booth's Salgaocar to a 0-2 defeat. He may hand Khanthang Paite a start after his two goals last week.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last 5 encounters between the two sides have yielded two wins, one draw and a loss for Dempo.
  • Dempo are the league's second top scorers with 24 goals after Prayag United (27)
  • Pune FC have one of the best away form in the I-League picking up 9 points from a possible 12.
  • Pune FC hold the distinction of having scored in every I-League (10 games) and Federation Cup game this season (5 games)
  • Dempo SC have a 100% home record.

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1Subhasish Roy ChowdhuryGoalkeeper
2Debabrata RoyDefender
16Samir NaikDefender
5Rowilson RodriguesDefender
28Mahesh GawliDefender
6Peter CarvalhoMidfielder
8Climax LawrenceMidfielder
9Rohan RickettsMidfielder
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33Laxmikant KattimaniGoalkeeper
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26Abhra MondalGoalkeeper
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4Chika WaliDefender
5Gurjinder KumarDefender
15Anas EdathodikaDefender
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