Preview: Northeast United vs. Delhi Dynamos


After an impressive outing in their last away match against FC Goa, Cesar Farias' NorthEast United FC are all set to battle it out against Delhi Dynamos in a crucial home match at Guwahati on Saturday (November 28). A win will inch the highlanders closer to a play-offs spot in the ongoing Indian Super League. A lot will again depend on NEUFCs brisk play that has posed a challenge for a lot of opposition rivals.

Marquee player Simao Sabrosa will once again play a vital role in keeping while Delhi Dynamos would be banking on Richard Gadze to find himself among the goals. At a pre-match conference, Farias said of the points, "I don't know the mathematics. I've come here for the football."

"This is a great chance for us, beautiful opportunity. First we have to focus on Delhi. There are two finals and this is the most important one. We are playing two direct opponents who are fighting for qualification. Every point will be very important," he added.

The Highlanders lost their first three matches before staging a remarkable comeback in the league to currently gain 17 points from 12 matches.

Dynamos coach Roberto Carlos also expressed his take on NorthEast United saying they are a good team with impressive speed and clever players.

However, the Dynamos are also looking to go one up the ladder and those three points is what they will be fighting hard for. Florent Malouda, Richard Gadze, John Arne Riise, and Robin Singh are Delhi's key players and a lot will depend on them. Their defence will have to do a better job this time around after facing some pressure in their home outing against the Highlanders. Meanwhile, Northeast United's combination play is an essential element that might need to be maintained if they are to win. Important players are Simao Sabrosa, Richard Gadze, Seityasen Singh, and Robin Gurung.

After Saturday's match against Delhi Dynamos, Northeast United will complete the league against Pune FC in another home match on December 2 while Delhi Dynamos's remaining matches  are against Kerala Blasters (December 3) and FC Goa (December 6) at home.

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