Mohun Bagan SuperGiant want to forget the memories of their last visit to Guwahati by stretching their six-game unbeaten run in the ISL against NorthEast United.
NOE vs MBG Match Details
Date: Friday, 15 December 2023
Time: 20:00 (IST)
Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
NOE vs MBG Match Preview
NorthEast United’s winless run extended to four games in the ISL now after their 1-1 draw against bottom-placed Hyderabad FC at home. Despite leading through an own goal from Nim Dorjee in just the eighth minute of the match, the Highlanders failed to hold off the Nawabs coming back into the game just before half-time to end the game level eventually. The result was not too helpful for them as they fell off the playoff places with Chennaiyin FC overtaking them to the sixth spot. Juan Pedro Benali’s side also failed to score by themselves since their 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in October with the last two being the opposition’s own goals. NorthEast looks to be drifting from the fiery football they were playing at the start of the season which will be a concern for the manager. Staying in Guwahati to face a formidable Mohun Bagan Super Giant, they will wish to change things around having won this clash last year, around this period, against all odds. That was the Highlanders’ only win for the entirety of last season.
Mohun Bagan Super Giant will hope to be more cautious this time not to throw away their unbeaten streak of six ISL matches in the same manner. The Mariners had to come from two goals down at half-time to draw the game 2-2 against Odisha FC at Salt Lake in the last ISL game, the same opposition that dumped them from the AFC Cup in the same venue, with a crazy comeback initiated by their under-fire striker Armando Sadiku. However, they lost more than they gained on the night losing four midfielders in one game adding to the growing list of injuries. Head Coach Juan Ferrando’s red card after the match for an altercation with ex-Bagan striker Roy Krishna also added to the drama. However, the ISL trophy holders will only think of restoring their winning habit in their trip to NorthEast which will catapult them to the second spot on the table. The victory will be necessary to close down the gap with the first place to just a point ahead of facing Shield holders Mumbai City and leaders FC Goa in back-to-back matches before the break.
NOE vs MBG Team News
Pathib Gogoi missed the last two games for NorthEast United but could be in contention on Friday for a much-needed attacking boost. Sahal Samad, Anirudh Thapa and Glan Martins will be absent for the clash but Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous and Dimitri Petratos are set to return from their injuries.
NOE vs MBG Predicted Lineups
NEUFC: Mirshad Michu; Dinesh Singh, Asheer Akhtar, Miguel Zabaco, Tondonba Singh; Mohammed Bemammer, Gani Nigam; Konsam Phalguni, Nestor Albiach, Romain Philippoteaux; Parthib Gogoi
MBSG: Vishal Kaith; Asish Rai, Hector Yuste, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi; Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Deepak Tangri, Liston Colaco; Dimitri Petratos, Armando Sadiku
NOE vs MBG Head to Head
Played - 8
NEUFC won - 2
Drawn - 1
MBSG won - 5
NOE vs MBG Dream11 Top picks
Vice-captain Picks: Dimitri Petratos, Armando Sadiku, Hugo Boumous
Captain Picks: Manvir Singh, Dimitri Petratos
Others: Liston Colaco, Konsam Phalguni
NOE vs MBG Dream11 Prediction
Despite several players missing, Mohun Bagan Super Giant because of their form will have an upper hand over NorthEast United and are expected to win the match. Even though the Highlanders have beaten them in the last meeting in Guwahati, their ineffective goal-scoring return will cost them. Hence, the top picks for NEUFC vs MBSG are more on the Mariners front with Manvir Singh (2 goals, 2 assists) and Dimitri Petratos (2 goals, 1 assist) the main choices.
NOE vs MBG Dream11 Team Suggestion
GK: Michu (8.5)
DEF: Akhtar (9), Yuste (8), Bose (8.5)
MID: Sadiku (7.5), Boumous (8), K Singh (8), Colaco (9)
FW: Manvir (9), Parthib (9), Petratos (8.5)
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