FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Prediction | 19th Dec | ISL 2020-21

FC Goa were unfortunate to lose their last game marginally against ATK Mohun Bagan. Now, they will be against Chennaiyin FC on Saturday.

Csaba Laszlo and Juan Ferrando are both tactical managers but unfortunately, their teams are yet to play their best football. 

Both the teams have an attacking style of play, both are forward-minded but both the outfits will have to be defensively robust too.

The Gaurs have an even record at the moment with two draws, two wins, and two losses. Consistency has been a huge concern for them and if no improvements are made, the season for them will not go on further.

The Marina Machans haven't been up to the mark and they are not taking the chances. If things continue in the same way, their great reputation may drown too.

Goa vs Chennaiyin: Head to Head Record

The sides have faced each other 17 times, with Goa winning nine of them. However, Chennaiyin aren't too far too with eight wins.

Fact Check:

1) Goa have an average of 1.33 goals in their last three games, while Chennaiyin FC have an average of 0.33.

2) Chennaiyin FC have not managed a single win in their last four games.

3) Chennaiyin FC have the best passing record in a single game in the Indian Super League this season.

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Team News

The Gaurs have no injury concerns. However, we could see some changes due to their loss in the previous game against the Highlanders.

Enes Sipovic will be sidelined, while it is expected that Anirudh Thapa would feature in the XI after sustaining a knock in their last game.

Players to Watch Out:

Brandon Fernandes (FC Goa)

Brandon Fernandes

Fernandes did not feature for his side in their defeat against ATK Mohun Bagan and he would see it as a golden opportunity to prove his worth against the Marina Machans.

His creative side makes a lot of options available for his side and the Gaurs will significantly depend on him to create spaces for them to breakthrough.

Lallianzuala Chhangte (Chennaiyin FC)

Lallianzuala Chhangte

Chhangte has been one of the brightest players for Chennaiyin this season. He has only an assist to his name but that is very less to prove how lethal he is from the wings.

Just like Fernandes, Chhangte can also erupt and play some brilliant balls, penetrating any defence. Let's see if Chhangte can stand up to his reputation.

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Prediction

The tournament is in its business end already and we have started to witness results going, either way, irrespective of whoever was the favorite before the game.

As far as this game is concerned, the game could go either way.

Sportco predicts FC Goa to win.

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