SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC Prediction | 26th Dec | ISL 2020-21
Boxing day will witness a tricky fixture in the Indian Super League too as SC East Bengal take on Chennaiyin FC. Robbie Fowler and co. have not had many moments to celebrate in the tournament so far.
They are without a win this season, while the Marina Machans are pumped up after their latest win against FC Goa. SC East Bengal has tried a lot of stuff but nothing has seemed to click for him. It seems that too much experimentation is also a reason for their poor performances as they have not managed to stick to one plan.
Chennaiyin FC started really well but a couple of quick defeats and a draw in succession spoiled the rhythm for the Marina Machans. their squad depth has helped them too with proper rotation in the squad.
SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC: Head to Head
This is the first meeting between the two sides.
Chennaiyin FC have conceded only five goals this season. (Third-least)
SC East Bengal have received 20 bookings this season.
SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC: Teams News
SC East Bengal need to find a plan as soon as possible. A plan that is effective and not too complicated for the team. It is reported that a total of nine players are expected to be released this January and that means there will also be replacements bought in order to get things on course again.
As of now, finding a combination of 11 players is the biggest challenge for the Liverpool legend. For Chennaiyin FC, the win against Goa was a crucial one as it seems to have lifted their spirits. Also, Isma is all set to return and it seems things are getting better for the Marina Machans recently.
Enes Sipovic was also a part of the last game and this is alarming news for the Kolkata based outfit.
Players to Watch Out:
Jacques Maghoma (SC East Bengal)
The midfielder has been the star amidst a struggling set of players. he has fired two of the three goals for his team and his experience is really vital for Fowler and team as SC East Bengal cannot afford any more defeats.
Maghoma has a lot to carry as his form is more than half of the team's hopes to do something in the games coming ahead.
Rafael Crivellaro (Chennaiyin FC)
The Brazilian has been really good this season and is also responsible for all the good things happening for Chennaiyin FC offensively. he has been one of the top performers in the league this season, and his efficiency in the middle is very evident in the way he plays.
He always has a go whenever he can and each of the Marina Machans' plays involves him in one way or the other. Let's see if he keeps up with the reputation he's built in the recent seasons.
SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC Prediction:
Fowler's men need to come together and take responsibility collectively. Chennaiyin FC would not want to drop points in any way in this game as the majority of clubs have exploited the Red and the Gold to an extent that they have failed to get anything back from the game.
Sportco predicts SC East Bengal to win.