Both sides come into the game high on confidence.
Delhi Dynamos host NorthEast United in an Indian Super League match at the city’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
Both teams come into the game in buoyant mood. The hosts are unbeaten with a win and a draw in their two games, while NEUFC are at the top of the table with three wins from four games.
Toni Doblas had to be subbed off after receiving a blow to the face against Kerala Blasters but is in line to return for this one. The hosts have no other major injury concerns.
Mailson Albes has missed the last two games with injury and continues to be doubtful for this one. Nirmal Chettri is suspended after being shown a straight red in the win against FC Pune City.
Head to Head
Dynamos have had the better of this fixture winning two of the four games while the other two have ended in a draw.
Man to Watch
Marcelinho-Delhi Dynamos: The Brazilian winger was the standout star in his team’s emphatic opening win over Chennaiyin FC and although he was slightly off colour in the o-o draw in Kochi, he will once again be keen to dazzle in his first outing at home this season.
Emiliano Alfaro-NorthEast United FC: The Uruguayan has been a mainstay for the Highlanders this campaign and led the line commendably after his team went down to 10 men against Pune. What’s more, he nicked a goal to hand his team the win. The forward will once again have to be at his best if he’s to get joy against a resolute Delhi back four.
NorthEast United FC: Subrata (GK); Shouvik, Gustavo, Zokora, Nirmal; Romaric, Rowlin; Halicharan, Katsumi, Velez; Alfaro
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