Kolkata will play host to the defeated-yet-desperate Goa at Salt Lake Stadium.
With the season slowly approaching towards its finale, Kolkata really needs to set a stage to save their pride. In their previous clash against Mumbai which cost them a defeat, Kolkata is definitely looking for a window to peek out for the shine of victory. With just 3 wins from 8 matches, Kolkata is entirely in a bad shape. The defence line gets weaker as the match progresses and when it comes to facing the likes of Goa, they stand less chance. Except for Gerson Veira, who scored a winger against Pune with a brilliant header, there isn’t any player that has the potential to be relied on.
While Goa is wounded after their defeat in the previous game and clearly needs to find a way to draw some motivation. Although they are placed 2nd, still facing Kolkata can become a task with their current form. Just like Kolkata, Goa relies on Coro, whose attacking has made them highest goal scoring team in the season. In the previous clash against Kolkata, it was Coro who became a problem for the opponent’s defence and led Goa to emerge victoriously.
Kolkata: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, A. Mukherjee/A. Khongjee, Andre Bikey, John Johnson, Pronay Halder, Gerson Vieira, Komal Thatal, Manuel Lanzarote, Everton Santos, Balwant Singh.
Goa: Mohammad Nawas (GK), Serinton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Chinglensana Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Jakichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Ferren Corominas.
My PlayerzPot XI:
Goa stands with a strong line of attacks but Kolkata can make a last-minute comeback. A draw can happen.
PlayerzPot Predicted Score: Kolkata 1-1 Goa