ISL Match Prediction East Bengal FC vs. NorthEast United FC, Dec 04

NorthEast United FC appears to be the more likely winner of this match.

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Match Details 

Teams: East Bengal FC vs. NorthEast United FC

Stadium: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

SeriesIndia Super League (ISL)

Hours of play: 17:30

Match day: Monday, December 04, 2023

East Bengal FC vs. NorthEast United FC Betting Odds

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Probable Starting 11

East Bengal

Kamaljit Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Sarthak Golui, Mohamad Raokip, Charis Kyriakou, Alex Lima, VP Suhair, Naorem Singh, Cleiton Silva, Jake Jervis, Sumeet Passi

East Bengal FC - 2022 2023 Season

NorthEast United

Mirshad Michu, Joe Zoherliana, Gaurav Bora, Aaron Evans, Tondonba Singh, Emil Benny, Sehnaj Singh, Pragyan Gogoi, Romain Philippoteaux, Rochharzela, Wilmar Gil

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Teams Head-to-Head: Recent Matches 

TournamentDateTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
Indian Super League04/12/23East BengalNorthEast United
Durand Cup29/08/23East Bengal2-2NorthEast United
Indian Super League08/02/23East Bengal3-3NorthEast United
Indian Super League20/10/22East Bengal3-1NorthEast United
Indian Super League28/02/22East Bengal1-1NorthEast United

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of East Bengal

DateTournamentHome TeamScoreAway Team
06/10/23ISLPunjab1 – 1NorthEast United
21/10/23ISLKerala Blasters1 – 1NorthEast United
26/10/23ISLNorthEast United2 – 1Jamshedpur
03/11/23ISLOdisha1 – 0NorthEast United
26/11/23ISLNorthEast United1 – 1Bengaluru

Last 5 Games of NorthEast United

DateTournamentHome TeamScoreAway Team
30/10/23CLFEast Bengal4 – 0Mohammedan
04/11/23ISLEast Bengal1 – 2Kerala Blasters
16/11/23CLFEast Bengal2 – 1TRAU
18/11/23CPDBhawaniporeCANCEast Bengal
25/11/23ISLChennaiyin1 – 1East Bengal

Topscorers Statistics in ISL 2023/2024

East Bengal

TeamPlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
East BengalCleiton Silva31
East BengalM. Naorem20

NorthEast United

TeamPlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
NorthEast UnitedParthib Gogoi30
NorthEast UnitedA. Akhtar10
NorthEast UnitedNรฉstor Albiach10
NorthEast UnitedIbson Melo11
NorthEast UnitedP. Singh10

East Bengal FC vs. NorthEast United FC: Winning Prediction

Based on a thorough analysis of recent performance, current form, team dynamics, and head-to-head records, here’s a comprehensive assessment of the upcoming match between East Bengal FC and NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) on December 4, 2023:

Recent Performance

East Bengal FC has had a mixed bag of results in their recent matches. While they have shown glimpses of attacking prowess, their defensive lapses have cost them crucial points. In their last three matches, they have managed one win, one draw, and one loss.

NorthEast United FC, on the other hand, has been more consistent in their recent performance. They have lost just one of their last five matches, registering two wins and two draws. Their defensive solidity has been a key factor in their recent success.

Current Form

East Bengal FC is currently in ninth place in the ISL standings, with 17 points from 18 matches. They have struggled to find a consistent rhythm and have shown a tendency to drop points against weaker opponents.

NorthEast United FC is currently in sixth place in the ISL standings, with 23 points from 18 matches. They have shown a marked improvement in their overall play and have demonstrated the ability to grind out results against stronger opponents.

Team Dynamics

East Bengal FC has a talented squad with a good mix of experienced players and promising youngsters. However, their lack of cohesion and defensive vulnerability have been their Achilles’ heel.

NorthEast United FC has a more balanced and experienced squad. They have a strong defensive unit and a few match-winners in their ranks. Their ability to adapt to different playing styles has been a key factor in their recent success.

Head-to-Head Record

The two teams have met six times in the ISL, with NorthEast United FC holding a slight edge with three wins to East Bengal FC’s one win. Two matches have ended in draws.

Prediction

Considering the recent performance, current form, team dynamics, and head-to-head record, NorthEast United FC appears to be the more likely winner of this match. Their defensive solidity, tactical flexibility, and match-winning players give them an edge over East Bengal FC.

However, football is a game of uncertainties, and East Bengal FC cannot be ruled out completely. If they can address their defensive issues and play to their attacking potential, they could upset the odds and emerge victorious.

Overall Prediction

NorthEast United FC to win with a 60% probability.

East Bengal FC to win with a 30% probability.

Draw with a 10% probability.

India Super League (ISL) Table on 01/12/2023

#TeamMPWDLFADP*
1Kerala Blasters8521139417
2Goa6510103716
3Mohun Bagan4400104612
4Mumbai City532096311
5Odisha6312119210
6NorthEast United72329729
7Chennaiyin82241116-58
8Bengaluru81431012-27
9East Bengal612368-25
10Jamshedpur712447-35
11Punjab8044816-84
12Hyderabad703448-43

* MP – Matches Played; W – Wins; D – Draws; L – Losses; F – Goals For (the number of goals the team has scored); A – Goals Against (the number of goals the team has conceded); D – Goals Difference (Goals scored – Goals conceded); P – Points.

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Report About Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium 

The Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), commonly known as the Salt Lake Stadium, is an all-seater multi-purpose stadium located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. It is named after Swami Vivekananda, a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

Key Facts about the Stadium:

  • History: The stadium was established in 1984 to address the need for a larger venue, as the Maidan area club grounds with capacities of around 20,000 were proving too small for the significant crowds on matchdays. It was inaugurated by Sri Jyoti Basu, Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal, on January 25, 1984.
  • Capacity: The stadium currently has a capacity of 68,000 spectators. Prior to renovations in 2011, it had a seating capacity of 120,000. For the 2017 U-17 World Cup, security measures limited the stadium to 66,687 viewers.
  • Record Attendance: The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1997 when 134,000 spectators watched the Federation Cup semifinal between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
  • Surface: The stadium switched back to natural grass from artificial turf as part of the preparations for hosting the U-17 World Cup.
  • Tenants: The stadium serves as the home ground for multiple football clubs, most notably Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, and Mohammedan.
  • Events: The stadium hosted the final match of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, along with other matches of the tournament.
  • Location: The stadium is situated at Bidhannagar, Kolkata.
  • Architects: The stadium was designed by M. S. Ballardie, Thompson & Matthews Pvt. Ltd., and H. K. Sen & Associates.

About Indian Super League (ISL)

The Indian Super League (ISL) is the men’s highest level of the Indian football league system. It was founded on 21 October 2013 with the aim of growing the sport of football in India and increasing its exposure in the country. The league is co-promoted by Reliance, Star India, and supported by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The ISL began play in October 2014 with eight teams. During its first three seasons, the competition operated without official recognition from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which is the governing body for the sport in Asia. It was structured along the same lines as the Indian Premier League, the country’s premier Twenty20 franchise-based cricket competition. Each season lasted just three months, from October to December, and matches were held daily.

However, before the 2017โ€“18 season, the league expanded to ten teams, extended its schedule to six months, and earned recognition from the AFC. The season runs from September to March and includes a 22-round regular season followed by playoffs involving the top six teams, culminating with the ISL Final to determine the champions. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points is declared the premiers and presented with the League Winners’ Shield.

Currently, the league comprises 12 clubs. ISL clubs gain qualification to the Asian continental club competitions; regular-season premiers qualify directly for the subsequent season’s AFC Cup group stage. The league has received unmatched visibility in a short span of time and is speculated to be one of the top-tier leagues in India after the I-League.

Rudra Chanda