Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Match Prediction | 13th Jan | ISL 2020-21
With the phase of reverse fixtures commencing, it will be Odisha FC who will battle it out with Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League on Wednesday, three days after playing them on Sunday.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Preview
The Juggernauts are undefeated in their last two fixtures and would want to keep it that way for the next 4-5 games. However, Chennaiyin FC who were last season's runners-up have failed to reproduce the kind of performances they did last season.
Both, Odisha and Chennaiyin will have to start gathering points before it's too for both the outfits to make it into the top four. Stuart Baxter was relieved seeing his side seeing out their last two games but there's a tough road waiting ahead for him, and he will have to keep his and his team's spirits high to make it till the final rounds.
Csaba Laszlo also has a job in hand, and he would want to keep his team motivated and robust enough to fight until the end.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Head to Head
Odisha have won one of the three games played between the two. The other two games have been drawn, and that means the Marina Machans have some scores to settle.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Fact Check
Jerry Mawihmingthanga from Odisha is the joint-highest assist-maker in the competition with four assists.
Diego Mauricio has scored 50% of Odisha FC'S goals.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Where to Watch
Star Sports 1 and HD, Star Sports 2 and HD. Live streamers can watch the whole game live on Jio TV and Hotstar.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Team News
Odisha FC will be without the services of defender Jacob Tratt who is out due to a suspension as he was booked four times this season. A rule you have to follow. Manuel Onwu is expected to return to the starting XI, while Baxter will have to replace the suspended defender with someone who can take that responsibility and perform.
Crivellaro stays out unfortunately for Chennaiyin FC, and Laszlo will have some thinking to do. As far as the starting XI is considered, he may field the same XI that played their last game.
Odisha vs Chennaiyin Players to Watch Out:
Arshdeep Singh (Odisha FC)
He has been one of the few shining lights for his club this season, consistently putting efforts to help the team perform better. He has been involved in some mistakes but he has saved more games for his team single-handedly than his team has managed.
He has a save percentage of over 71% and that is brilliant for a keeper who belongs to a team that is yet to play their best football.
Lallianzuala Chhangte (Chennaiyin FC)
Lallianzuala Chhangte was the focal point for his side when the two sides met last time, and he would want to keep it that way again. He was a constant threat to the Odisha backline but he failed to score with either of his three attempts on goal, something he would want to correct this time for Chennaiyin.
The 23-year-old was also the Hero of the Match award and that shows how influential he was in their last meeting. Chhangte has been excelling slowly but steadily and Chennaiyin would hope to reap some good numbers for him in the future.
Odisha FC vs Chennaiyin FC Prediction
Considering the last meeting between Chennaiyin and Odisha was a draw, we will most probably see a winner in this one. Odisha look confident being the ones with momentum but Chennaiyin have the mentality and experience to pull games like this.
The game is expected to be an interesting one as both sides are hungry for a win.
Sportco predicts Chennaiyin FC to win.