Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Match Prediction: Indian Super League 2020-21
Chennaiyin FC will try to forget their last outing as they lock horns with Odisha FC who are not in the best of conditions but their situation seems slightly better than their opponents after their triumph against Kerala Blasters.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC: Where to Watch
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Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Preview:
The Marina Machans were completely outplayed by the Nizams in their last outing and Chennaiyin will now have to start taking calculated risks in order to keep their hopes alive in the competition.
They were exposed in both the departments and Csaba Laszlo would hope that things get better for his team as they set themselves for yet another tricky fixture.
For the Juggernauts, luck was finally on their cards as they managed to win against Kerala. Odisha are capable of putting such results on the board, and they would hope that they keep up with performances like these.
Chennaiyin vs Odisha Head to Head
The teams have played each other twice, with Odisha winning one of the two, while the other was a draw.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Fact Check
1) Chennaiyin FC have the second-most goals in the Indian Super League.
2) Marcelinho has 49 goal contributions in ISL history. One more will make him only the fourth player to have reached that landmark in ISL history.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Team News
Chennaiyin FC have confirmed that skipper Rafael Crivellaro is ruled out for the rest of the season.
Apart from that, Csaba would try to field more attacking options for Chennaiyin FC as they currently seem to lack the creative edge in the game.
For Odisha, Manuel Onwu sustained an injury in his last game, and he is expected to be on the sidelines for this one. Baxter would probably play with the same XI that featured in their only win of the tournament.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Players to Watch:
Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC)
Chennaiyin FC are hugely dependent on Thapa, and it's his form that can provide Chennaiyin FC with some help as they seem to have lost their way in the tournament.
The midfielder has been an important part of the squad and has scored twice so far this season. All eyes will be on him as Chennaiyin continues to struggle to produce something effective during their attacks.
Cole Alexander (Odisha FC)
The South African midfielder has not been at his best, scoring just one goal in the competition so far. However, with things clicking well for Odisha, Stuart Baxter would hope that this problem also gets sorted out.
The 31-year-old midfielder does his defensive duties very well but it is time that he starts chipping in with a few goals and assists too.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Prediction
Odisha FC will be pumped up to get more points on the board. On the contrary, Chennaiyin FC would be anxious considering how they performed in their last game.
The game could go either way but Csaba Laszlo would hope that his team reacts to their last loss, and comes out with flying colors.
Sportco predicts a draw between Odisha FC and Chennaiyin FC.