On Monday, 12 February 2024 as part of the 14th round of the Indian football championship, two ambitious teams are set to clash. Both teams share a similar goal at the moment, being in the pursuit of leaders and aiming to secure a top-3 podium spot.
The match is set to take place at the home-ground of Gokulam Kerala FC, namely the "EMS Corporation Stadium". Located in the city of Kozhikode, the stadium boasts a spectator capacity of 80,000.
Gokulam Kerala FC, the home team, is playing very successfully this season, displaying an aggressive style of play being an entertaining and combinative team that sometimes overlooks its defence. They have scored 27 goals but have also conceded 17, which is a testament to their roller-coaster style that appeals to the local spectators who always make it to the home games.
Their striker and main offensive force is the Spaniard Sanchez with 13 goals and 3 assists, making him not only the top scorer for the team but also the leading marksman in the entire championship.
The guest team, Shillong Lajong FC, holds the sixth position in the Indian championship table and is also actively fighting for a podium finish. The team plays very organized and compact football, averaging one goal for and against them.
They have a style that doesn't allow them to stay defensive. The main star of the visiting team is undoubtedly the Brazilian Renan Paulinho, who has scored 3 goals. The experienced midfielder has experience in the Lithuanian and Brazilian championships.
The teams have met each other 5 times in official matches, each team managing to secure 2 victories along with a single draw ending in a 1:1 result.
A clash between two teams that enjoy playing attacking football is expected tomorrow. As such, one can anticipate a high-quality and entertaining match with a multitude of goals and dangerous plays from both sides. Moreover, it is worth noting that the home team's Spanish striker Sanchez, who is the top scorer of the championship, has 13 goals and 3 assists to his credit in this season, always finding a way to get on the scoresheet or provide an assist. My bet for the match is Total Over 2.5.