Indian Football

AFC Champions League 2021: FC Goa vs Persepolis FC Preview, Line-up, Prediction and More

Mudeet Arora
FC Goa take on Persopolis in the AFC Champions League on Friday
FC Goa take on Persopolis in the AFC Champions League on Friday / EuroFootball/Getty Images
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Indian Super League club FC Goa will take on Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL) side Persepolis FC on Matchday 4 of the AFC Asian Champions League (ACL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Friday.

Persepolis FC came up with a 2-1 win when the two clubs last met on Matchday 3. Goa took the lead courtesy of Edu Bedia, which was also the first ever goal for any Indian club in the top tier club competition of Asia.

However, Persepolis struck twice through Mehdi Torabi and Jalal Hosseini. The Gaurs kept themselves in the game in the second half but fell to a loss.

The Persian league side is top of Group E in the ACL while FC Goa are third.


Recent Results (D - Draw, L - Lost, W - Win)

FC Goa recent results: D-D-D-D-L

Persepolis FC recent results: D-W-W-W-W


When and where to watch?

This match will be shown live at 22:30 hrs in India on Star Sports 3. It will also be available to watch on streaming platforms Hotstar VIP and Premium as well as on Jio Football 2 on JIO TV.


Predicted Lineups

FC Goa: Dheeraj Singh (GK), Sanson Pereira, Saviour Gama, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Romario Jesuraj, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Redeem Tlang Jorge Ortiz, Devendra Murgaonkar.

Persepolis: Hamed Lak (GK), Siamak Nemati, Vahid Amiri, Hossein Kannani, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Ehsan Pahlevan, Kamal Kamyabina, Mahdi Torabi, Ahmad Noorollahi, Shariar Moghanlou, Omid Alishah.


Prediction

FC Goa put up an impressive display the last time the two teams met. They ended up coming short in their 2-1 loss. Edu Bedia's absence will still haunt the Gaurs and we predict a 1-0 loss to the ISL side tonight.

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