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  • 24 November 2012
  • • 17:30
  • • Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune, Mahārāṣṭra
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Pune FC - United Sikkim FC Preview: Snow Lions look to improve woeful away record

Pune FC - United Sikkim FC Preview: Snow Lions look to improve woeful away record

PFC

Having lost both their away games this term, Bhaichung Bhutia's side will be looking to change that in their third consecutive away game...

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
PUNE FC

Meloly;
Ramu, Edathodika, Costa, Gurjinder;
Tsewang, Wali, Douhou, Arata,
Moga, Jeje
 
UNITED SIKKIM SC

Yoon Tae;
A.Chhetri,Anwar,Jhingan,Safar,Munmun;
Sardar, Ansari, Mashangva, Machado;
Salau
  PREVIEW

Pune FC will be looking to make the most of the rest afforded to them in the last round of games after their match was called off. With United Sikkim yet to pick so much as a point on their travels, it all seems to point to a Pune victory.

Derrick Pereira's side has made a decent start to the league campaign picking up 9 points from a possible 15. They have been particularly strong at home. Daisuke Nishiguchi has shown good form and has been one of the standout players for Pune this season.

United Sikkim will have a tough time handling Daisuke

Since the opening day defeat of Salgaocar, the Snow Lions have picked up just 1 point from their league games till now. Interim manager Baichung Bhutia will need to tighten the team up defensively as they hold the dubious honour of having conceded the most number of goals in the division this season. Added to that, they'll be playing their third consecutive away game, and having lost the previous two, it does not bode well for them

  TEAM NEWS

Pune FC: Pune will have all their players fresh owing to the extra rest. So expect a full strength starting 11, with Abhra Mondal also closing in to full fitness.

United Sikkim FC: Although they did lose narrowly to Sporting, they will most likely name an unchanged side.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • United Sikkim have conceded the most goals in the league this season so far (17)
  • The only previous meeting between United Sikkim and Pune FC was in this year's Federation Cup, with Pune winning 1-0
  • Pune FC midfielder Arata Izumi holds an Indian name, Neelkanth Khambolja

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Pune

United Sikkim

Wins
1
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Pune FC PFC
Pune FC Pune
Draw
United Sikkim FC SIK
United Sikkim FC United Sikkim
60%
33%

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Pune FC PFC
1 - 2
United Sikkim FC SIK
Pune FC PFC
7 - 0
United Sikkim FC SIK
Pune FC PFC
8 - 0
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