FC Goa vs Pune City
Indian Super League
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET/ 19:30 IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Margao).
The Gaurs are on a roll with 2 consecutive wins in the league. First the reigning champs fell and then Mumbai was thrashed by 5 goals at Goa. Two convincing victories and the action replay of the last season.
But the fans hope they won’t repeat their play from last year’s playoffs this time.
In the recent victory against Mumbai City Coro found the net first like he usually does. A clinical penalty finish was followed by goals from Jackichand Singh, Edu Bedia and a brace at the second half from midfielder Miguel Palanca.
They sit on top of the league after three games and are far better than others on goal difference.
Pune are neck deep in trouble with no wins in 3 games. They have sacked Coach Miguel Angel Portugal after the loss to Bengaluru. That match ended 3-0 with Sunil Chhetri scoring a brace for the team from Bengaluru.
Marcelinho and Alfaro should start to influence talented players like Nikhil Poojari and Ashik Kuruniyan to get the team going.
The last h2h win for Goa had goals from Lanzarote, Boumous and a brace from Coro. Only Lanzarote is not with them this time.
FC Goa vs Pune City Head-to-head (h2h)
In 8 h2h matches both teams have 3 wins each.
The last h2h was in February when Goa won easily with a score 4-0.
In their last 10 competitive matches Goa has 6 wins and are on a 2 game win streak. They have scored over 2.5 goals in last 3 matches. At home they are undefeated for 5 games.
The Stallions are winless in 9 games. They are also winless in last 5 away games.
FC Goa vs Pune City Prediction
Pune will miss Ian Hume again in this game. The top scorer of ISL is not cleared to play after that injury he picked up during training.
With Goa in full flow Pune will have to strengthen their defense or it will be the same result as last time. The roaring home fans will back Coach Sergio Lobera and his team to win it quite easily.
FC Goa vs Pune City Betting Tips
FT – Goa to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 4/7 (1.57).