NorthEast United FC vs East Bengal FC Prediction: Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21

NorthEast United FC vs East Bengal FC Prediction:

NorthEast United is all set to face SC East Bengal in their fourth game of the season on December 5, Saturday. The Highlanders have been doing extremely well in the Indian Super League and are yet to taste defeat after playing three games in the season so far. On the contrary, SC East Bengal has lost both the games they have played. 

NorthEast United could not have asked for a better performance from their players, and that is the prime reason for their current position in the table. The Highlanders have one win and two draws to their name, and they would want to win more in the future. 

The important point here is the fact that they beat Mumbai City FC who are genuine title-contenders, while their comeback from two goals down against Kerala Blasters is another tale to tell. 

NorthEast United Players celebrating after scoring
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Considering how Bengal has played so far, NorthEasterners would hope to do as much damage as possible. East Bengal is yet to make a statement in the ISL, and the debutants would hope that things fall in their favor soon. There will be added pressure on the club as they are the only side left to open their account in the points table.  

NorthEast United vs East Bengal: Head to Head 

The sides have never faced each other in a competitive environment. It will be interesting to see how things pan out for both. 

NorthEast United FC vs East Bengal FC: Fact Check  

1) NorthEast United FC haven’t lost in their last four games. 
2) NorthEast United has an average of 1.33 goals in their last three games, while SC East     Bengal has 0.33. NorthEast United has one win, three draws, and one loss to their name, while Bengal has a win, two draws, and two defeats. 

NorthEast United FC vs East Bengal FC: Team News 

Gerard Nus will have a healthy squad to pick from except goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, who was substituted after 45 minutes in their previous game. For Bengal, Daniel Fox will be sidelined as he was subbed off in their last game in the first half. Loken Meitei is out too and will undergo some scans.  

Robbie Fowler also mentioned Aaron Amadi-Holloway who is on course of recovery and will be available soon. Indian forward Jeje Lalpekhlua will be expected to take some responsibility as he is now fit to play regular football. If he starts, a lot of eyes will be on him. 

Players to watch out for: 

Khassa Camara (NorthEast United) 

The Highlanders are known for their ability to hit on the counter and in this season, they have been executing it with perfection. They are comfortable sitting back and attack teams when they off guard and all this comes into action with Camara being the main man in the midfield. 

His break up play and the specialty of setting his team away is phenomenal and perhaps, the biggest reason for their success.  

Khassa Camara for NorthEast United
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Jacques Maghoma (SC East Bengal) 

Jacques Maghoma
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Maghoma looked really bright against Mumbai City FC even though his team faced a defeat. The team needs goals and this man’s creativity is key in helping the Red and Gold to climb up the table. He had a passing accuracy of almost 90% in the last game and the Highlanders will have to beware of him. 

NorthEast United FC vs East Bengal FC Prediction: 

NorthEast United look like the clear favorites here. However, SC Bengal will have to show more intent behind the ball and shorten spaces in their backline. The game is important from the tournament’s perspective, and especially for Robbie Fowler and co. who really need some points to move forward.  

Sportco predicts a draw between NorthEast United FC and SC East Bengal 

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