Goa vs Bengaluru
Indian Super League
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Margao).
A real buzz is expected in and around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium when top two sides of Indian Super League take on each other in the derby of the Matchday. Both teams are flying high at the start of the new season and we should be in for a true spectacle on Thursday afternoon.
The hosts scored league high 21 goals in seven games so far (three per match). They won five, drew one and lost one along and are currently three points clear of Bengaluru who have two games in hand though.
Spanish forward Coro, who was league’s top scorer in the previous term, continued to shine in the new season as well. He notched an impressive eight-goal tally in six games so far. He inspired a 1-3 away win over Kerala Blasters with a brace in the previous round.
Goa vs Bengaluru: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two sides.
Teams picked up a single win apiece in the previous term of Super League.
Goa took a 4-3 victory on the home patch while Bengaluru picked up a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.
Goa vs Bengaluru: Prediction
The visitors were not quite so impressive in the final third, but they allowed only four goals in five matches which boasts league’s best defensive record at this stage of the season. Bengaluru won four and drew one of five games so far in the campaign. Can their stern defensive line keep things tight at the back against country’s strongest attack?
Looking at Goa’s results, it’s almost impossible to expect a low-scoring contest here. All of four games the hosts played so far in the season saw four or more goals scored. Four of last five offered at least five goals.
Since this is a derby, the BTTS is a must-take pick at 1.44, while you will not make a mistake backing three or more goals in the match either.
Goa vs Bengaluru: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).