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FC Goa vs Punjab FC ISL 2023-24: Preview, Team Updates and Predicted Lineups

FC Goa vs Punjab FC
FC Goa vs Punjab FC

FC Goa vs Punjab FC ISL 2023-24: After three consecutive defeats, FC GOA has made a comeback against East Bengal. Punjab FC is going to host FC Goa in Matchweek 19 of the Indian Super League, the match will be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.

Preview

FC Goa is keen to make it to the playoffs after two years, needing just one point to make it to the playoffs. Currently, they are in fourth place. Above them is Odisha FC who are in the playoffs with 35 points from 18 matches. Have qualified for Goa played its last match against East Bengal in which N. Sadaoui scored a goal in the first half to ensure Goa’s victory. Kerala Blasters are also in the race for the playoffs, they need 4 points to qualify. FC Goa has won only one of its last 5 matches while drawing one and losing 3.

Punjab FC, which has shown its brilliant game in this season, Punjab players are in their excellent form who had won their last match against North East United by 1-0. In this match, W. Jord├ín scored a goal in the 2nd half to help Punjab. Got 3 important marks. Presently they are in 9th position, have got 20 points in 18 matches so far, have won 3 and lost 2 in the last five matches. Above them in the points table is NorthEast United, who are in the race for the playoffs with 20 points. If Punjab FC wins or draws this match, then they will equal Jamshedpur FC’s 21 points. Punjab FC still has a place in the playoffs.

Teams Updates

Punjab FC
Punjab FC has performed well in the season so far but despite this, their domestic performance has been poor. They have lost their last two home matches in which they have conceded a total of seven goals. They are the only team to score a goal in 15 minutes. This shows his top level game and he can get an edge in Match by scoring the opening goal against Goa.

Coach Shankarlal Chakraborty said in the pre-match press conference, “The team has won its last match against NorthEast United. This win was very important for our team. Our boys will go into the match against FC Goa with confidence and this will give a boost to the team. The balance will remain.”

FC Goa
Punjab FC have played well so far but have had a disappointing performance in their last five matches, including their most recent win which came against NorthEast United. Punjab had won 1-0 while playing against FC, last season FC Goa had to work hard to win, their 2022-23 season played 8 matches without a win from October to February. But they have won the matches so far this season and are just away from making it to the playoffs.

FC Goa head coach Manolo Marquez said in the pre-match conference, “The team played brilliantly in the last match and even though we lost, we kept the ball in our possession for a long time in the entire match.” Expressed his opinion.

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Both the teams are coming after winning their previous match, in which now it has to be seen how these two teams play compared to today. If Goa wins today’s match, then it will be the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs. And other, if Punjab FC wins today’s match then they will enter the top six.

Predicted Lineups

FC Goa (4-3-3)

  • Goalkeeper: D. Singh
  • Defenders: J. Gupta, Odei Onaindia, N. Dorjee, R. Borges
  • Midfielders: S. Fernandes, Borja Herrera, M. Yasir, Carlos Martinez
  • Strikers: B. Singh, N. Sadaoui

Punjab FC (4-2-3-1)

  • Goalkeeper: R. Kumar
  • Defenders: M. Salah, D. Chatziisaias, S. Meitei, T. Singh
  • Midfielders: A. Pradhan, N. Prabhu
  • Attackers: R. Shabong, Majcen, M. Talal
  • Strikers: W. Jordan
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