FC Goa vs. NorthEast United FC
Entering into a new year and more importantly a new decade, the action in the Indian Super League continues. This time, a much anticipated mid-week match will witness a clash between 2nd placed F.C. Goa against NorthEast United F.C. The match will be held on 8 January and kickoff starts at 7:30 p.m. IST.
F.C. Goa vs NorthEast United F.C. Betting Predictions and Tips
NorthEast United F.C. has been struggling to win matches in the current season of the Indian Super League. Placed at number 8 in the table, the match will be a David vs Goliath matchup against Goa. In football, there have always been surprises where a team most unlikely to win can offer a loss to a giant.
In this article, we aim to provide you with the betting tips and odds of this ISL match up. You can also check our latest football betting predictions and updates for the matches.
- F.C. Goa is currently placed second in the league winning 4 of their last 5 matches. They have 21 points.
- Head-to-head, F.C. Goa and NorthEast United F.C. have played 11 matches with F.C. Goa having 4 wins.
- F.C. Goa has averaged about 2 goals per game in the 2020 ISL season whereas NorthEast United F.C. has an average of 1 goal per game.
- NorthEast United F.C. has won only 1 game against Hyderabad F.C. who are currently placed last in the league. They have either lost or drawn the rest of their last 5 games.
- In their last meetings, NorthEast United F.C. has won twice and the rest of the matches ended in a draw.
F.C. Goa vs NorthEast United F.C. Betting Tips and Predictions
Since the game will be played in the Fatorda Stadium, F.C. Goa will automatically have an upper hand. Moreover, the Goan football team have only lost one game against Bangalore F.C. in their last 5 games. This can be an easy win for the home team against a struggling NorthEast United F.C.
If F.C. Goa can convert this match into a win, they can easily make their way to be first in the league. If ATK loses their upcoming match against Kerala Blasters, F.C. Goa will remain 3 points clear at first place.
Meanwhile, NorthEast United F.C. has struggled to keep themselves afloat. They along with Chennaiyin F.C. and Hyderabad F.C. are placed in the bottom 3 in the table. However, if they win this match against F.C. Goa, they can jump to 6th place above Jamshedpur.[table id=7 /]
F.C. Goa Team Form: L-W-W-W-W
F.C. Goa’s team have been ruthless against their opponents where they defeated Delhi Dynamos F.C. with 3 goals and Chennaiyin F.C. with 4 goals recently. Their only loss in the last 5 games they have played was against Bengaluru F.C. where they lost by 1 goal.
Being in second place, F.C. Goa will make the most of this game where they have a chance to sit at the top of the league.
Hugo Boumous and Brandon Fernandez both scored goals in their game against Chennaiyin F.C. and sealed a stunning victory. These two players have been consistent performers for their team and have been effective from the position as midfielders.
However, Ferran Corominas who plays forward for the club has also been a heavy hitter against their opponents.
Since F.C. Goa will be more of a threat to NorthEast United F.C., it can be safe to say that the odds are certainly in favour of the home team. However, Goa must be on their toes at all times to make sure that the game does not slip away from under them.
Midfielders Hugo Boumous and Brandon Fernandez have been some of the key players in the recent win streak of F.C. Goa. They have been scoring goals even though playing at midfield for the past few games.
Apart from them, Ferran Corominas has been doing justice to his role as forward in the team. He, in the match against Chennaiyin F.C., had two goals to his name.
NorthEast United F.C. Team Form: D-L-L-D-D
NorthEast United F.C.’s poor form is the reason for their position at the table. Being in the bottom 4 does not do justice, especially having many good players on their team.
The poor form and team chemistry are evident in their games as well. In the last 5 games, NorthEast United F.C. has received at least one yellow card in all of their games.
In the last 9 matches, NorthEast United F.C. has only managed to score 9 goals keeping their average at 1 goal per game. In the same number of matches, they have conceded 12 goals and averaging at 2 yellow cards per game.
There have been many players in NorthEast United F.C. who have not been performing or playing according to their calibre. This, in turn, has affected their overall performance in the league.
It is safe to say that if they cannot perform against F.C. Goa, their chances to climb up the table will look even slimmer than it was before.
Asamoah Gyan who plays forward for the club has managed to score only 4 goals in 8 games averaging 0.5 goals per game. Apart from him, Panagiotis Triadis and Redeem Tlang have scored 2 goals each.
Most of the other players have contributed to their midfield or defence and were unsuccessful given the records of losses and draws. However, in their upcoming match, they can prove their calibre and turn things around for their team and take the much needed away win.
Where to Bet on F.C. Goa vs NorthEast United F.C.
Given the odds on the match, F.C. Goa seems to be the clear winner of the upcoming fixture. However, football, as always has been an unpredictable game to most extents.
If NorthEast United F.C. plays their best, they can take the win away from F.C. Goa and prove their mettle in the league. You can expect the goals, the excitement and most importantly, the cards.
Below is a list of the best odds from Indian football betting operators. You can choose from these websites to place your bets or other websites as well.[table id=7 /]