The Gaurs paved their way into the final eight on account of their 3-1 win over ATK on April 3. Coincidentally, Goa had beaten ATK 5-1 before beating the Jamshedpur 3-0 in the regular season of the last edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) as well.
Ahead of the match, FC Goa coach Derrick Pereira has maintained that his side are in a good shape to take on the Men of Steel.
"What I see is that there is a good atmosphere among the (FC Goa) players. Mentally, they are in a good shape. [There are] a few niggles here and there but we are all working hard. The important part is that everybody is working together as a team and longing to put up our best performance tomorrow (Thursday)," he said.
When asked about the long break in between the matches, the former Salgaocar FC gaffer replied, "There are positive and negatives. The positives are like the players have gotten time to recover from their niggles.
"The negatives are like there wasn't much of a regular competition in between. So it could be a little difficult to settle in tomorrow's match initially, but I am sure my players would start the match on a positive note."