The Round 23 match is all set to be held at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, as the Goan club play hosts to the Kolkatan outfit...
Nicolau, Luciano, Augustin, Cardozo;
Randeep, Lamare, Wilkinson, Francis;
PRAYAG UNITED SC
Dhanachandra, Mandal, Gouramangi, Dey;
Tulunga, Lalkamal, Lal Mohan, Asif;
Salgaocar FC gave a good account of themselves in the goalless draw against Churchill Brothers SC last week, and will now look to further improve to move closer to sealing a place in the mid-table of the I-League standings by the end of the season.
The Green and Whites are currently occupying the 10th spot with 24 points from six wins and as many draws, but have lost 10 matches including four home defeats, from their 22 matches.
David Booth's side will be boosted by the return of a couple of his first team players who were suspended or injured.
|Ranti Martins has scored 23 of United SC's 46 goals
Having held title contenders East Bengal to a 2-2 draw after a narrow away win against United Sikkim, Prayag United SC, should they win on Thursday, will look to capitalise on their opportunity and move third in the standings at least temporarily before Dempo SC and Pune FC are in action later in the week.
Eelco Schatorrie's outfit have so far accumulated 35 points with 10 wins, five draws and seven defeats from 22 matches, but stand fifth on account of a poor head-to-head record against the defending champions.
Salgaocar FC: Striker Gabriel Obatola is suspended for the tie. Josimar, Rocus Lamare and Milagres Gonsalves are meanwhile set to return having served their respective bans.
Prayag United SC: Striker Ranti Martins and defender Bello Rasaq have picked four yellow cards each and have hence have to miss the game.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Salgaocar FC, other than United Sikkim FC, have scored the least number of goals (21) till date.
- Prayag United SC, after this match, will be playing their remaining three I-League fixtures at home.
- Both Salgaocar FC and Prayag United SC have won three of their last five home and away matches respectively.
- Salgaocar FC and Prayag United SC have also lost only one match each from their last five respective home and away encounters.
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