FC Pune city will take on FC Goa on tuesday 11 dec 2018 here is a complete preview of the game. FC Pune City have a chance to go above Kerala Blasters if they pick a win against FC Goa. However, it would still keep them in the bottom half of the table.Pradhytm Reddy switched to a three-man defence against Kerala in their last outing but it's unlikely that the Pune side's interim coach will do the same against a prolific outfit like the Goans who scored four times against them in the reverse fixture in Goa.Pune City do have a problem with the suspension of Sahil Panwar on account of the left back accumulating four yellow cards. There are a few fitness concerns as Ashique Kuruniyan had to be taken off injured on Friday while Lalchhuanmawia Fanai is also doubtful. A lot will be expected from the attacking trident of Robin Singh, Marcelinho and Iain Hume
In the last encounter, Pune had a torrid time containing Ferran Corominas in what was an entertaining affair. But they did trouble Goa's defence and Reddy will be looking to build on that. Sergio Lobera has the advantage of fielding a well-rested squad as they last played a match almost two weeks ago against ATK on November 28th.Given that they have at least a game in hand over their rivals for the play-off spot, the Gaurs will be looking to cement their place in the top-four positions. Brandon Fernandes has kept his place in Goa's first XI at the cost of skipper Mandar Rao Dessai, ever since the former scored the long-ranger against Delhi Dynamos in early November. Lobera had to afford some rest to Edu Bedia amid last month's fixtures after the attacking midfielder had picked a niggle. Hugo Boumous is back in contention, however, after serving out a suspension. The attacking factor will remain the Gaurs major strength with Ferran Corominas, with eight goals so far, looking to pull ahead of NorthEast United's Bartholomew Ogbeche in the race for the Golden Boot.
Can FC Pune City gain a measure of revenge for the defeat they suffered at the hands of the Goans earlier or will FC Goa do the double over the hosts?
||FC Pune City vs. FC Goa
||Tuesday, December 11
||7:30 PM IST