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  • 8 December 2012
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ONGC FC - Sporting Clube de Goa Preview: Can Oscar Barreras light up the Flaming Oranje?

ONGC FC - Sporting Clube de Goa Preview: Can Oscar Barreras light up the Flaming Oranje?

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Both teams have lost their last three matches and will be looking to put an end to this losing streak...

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
ONGC FC

Rehensh;
Minz, Gurung, Odeola, Gawas;
Brown, Boro, Katsumi, Mollick;
Eke, Kunal
SPORTING CLUBE DE GOA

Ashok;
Samananda, Matthew, Boubacar, Rovan;
Freiman, Kalu, Shirodkar, Martins;
Dawson, Sugishita
  PREVIEW

ONGC FC's lone win in the league so far has come by beating the league leaders Dempo SC, and with two draws, the Oilmen only have five points in their kitty which sees them at the bottom of the table.

It's a mighty task for Subrata Bhattacharya's men who have the worst goal difference (-15) after nine rounds of the competition having conceded the maximum number of goals in the league (24).

The foreigners will be back for ONGC

The only good news for ONGC could be the return of defender Hassan Odeola and midfielder Yusa Katsumi from suspension.

The Mumbai club have a tendency to pick cards in every game and have a dubious record of three red cards in as many matches. While they do not have a big squad, such indiscipline is uncalled for.

Ekendra Singh is out of the hot seat

Meanwhile, Sporting Clube de Goa will have their Spaniard coach Oscar Bruzon Barreras, who holds an UEFA 'A' Pro coaching licence degree, in charge of his first I-League match, while AFC 'A'-Licence holder Soibam Ekendra Singh will now be the goalkeeper coach.

The Goans are merely floating above the relegation zone with seven points from nine matches, and will be hoping to climb up to safety before it's too late.

  TEAM NEWS

ONGC FC: Hassan Odeola and Yusa Katsumi will return for their side after serving their respective suspensions, but Prasenjit Ghosh remains suspended for picking a red against Pailan Arrows in the last match.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Goalkeeper Gerard D'Mello hasn't recovered from the injury he sustained against Pune FC. Other players like Rojen Singh, Boboi Singh and Adil Khan also find themselves on the treatment table.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Oscar Bruzon Barreras has trained with Sporting Clube de Goa players when the Spaniard was in Goa during a break last year.
  • The only time the two teams have met before was when ONGC FC beat Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in the 2012 Federation Cup.
  • Oscar Barreras was the former coach of Celta Vigo U-14 side.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

ONGC

Sporting Goa

Wins
0
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

ONGC FC ONG
ONGC FC ONGC
Draw
Sporting Clube de Goa SCG
Sporting Clube de Goa Sporting Goa
29%
21%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

ONGC FC ONG
2 - 0
Sporting Clube de Goa SCG
ONGC FC ONG
0 - 3
Sporting Clube de Goa SCG
ONGC FC ONG
1 - 2
Sporting Clube de Goa SCG

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