NorthEast United and FC Goa are both unbeaten are two games each and after this clash, both sides continue that run. NorthEast United, playing their second home match, drew 2-2 with FC Goa 1-0 at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.
FC Goa remain third with five points from three games and NorthEast remain fourth with same points but inferior goal difference.
The highlanders have a set of senior and new players this season under their newly-appointed coach Robert Jarni. As for NorthEast United, they halted Bengaluru FC for a 0-0 draw and clinched a close win against Odisha FC in their second game.