Pune will play host for the season’s rising club NorthEast at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune.
On Wednesday, surprisingly after a disastrous start, Pune managed to claim their first win and register three points after they defeated Jamshedpur 2-1. Clearly, Pune is motivated and full of energy for their next match and will be making a full use of their home advantage. Return of Diego Carlos has played a vital role in boosting the broken forwards, following an opening goal during the win over Jamshedpur. Pune is expected to continue with the same line-up that gave them their first win while facing Pune.
While season’s most surprise package, NorthEast have made a memorable comeback after defeating Kerala on Friday, securing fourth place in the table. Although the team has some injuries with Augustine Okrah is still out due to the injury he picked up in training ahead of the meeting with Kerala Blasters FC last Friday and the club are yet to confirm his return date. Bartholomew Ogbeche will again the lead the men with his performance that gave them a solid start.
Pune: Kamaljit Singh (GK); Ashutosh Mehta, Matt Mills, Gurtej Singh, Sahil Panwar; Adil Khan, Jonathan Vila; Ashique Kuruniyan, Marcelinho, Diego Carlos; Iain Hume.
NorthEast: Pawan Kumar (GK); Reagan Singh, Mato Grgic, Mislav Komorski, Robert Lalthlamuana; Rowllin Borges, Jose Leudo; Redeem Tlang, Federico Gallego, Lalthathanga Khawlhring; Bartholomew Ogbeche.
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Pune have definitely picked up a pace that has motivated them enough to face NorthEast and can give enough resistance. It would been a one-sided game but Pune is riding high after their maiden win.