CHENNAIYIN FC vs FC GOA:ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS MATCH
Chennaiyin FC will meet FC Goa in their first match of ISL-4 in their home ground, Chennai. Both of them were 2015 season’s finalist in which Chennai clinches the trophy in the Extra time. For both the 2015 Finalist, the 2016 season was not very good. The Winner and the Runner were finished the 2016 season consecutively in the 7th and 8th position. The 20146 season was the first time to both the team that they had failed to qualify for the Play-offs.
ISL 2017-18: Match-3 (CFC vs FCG)
DATE: 19th November 2017
VENUE: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai “Marina Arena”
TELECAST: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1(TAMIL)
LIVE STREAM: Hotstar, Jio TV
Chennaiyin FC finished the last season in the 7th position and that was the first time the team was not qualified to the Play-offs. After this season it was announced that the head coach of the team Marco Materazzi and Chennaiyin are parted ways on mutual consent. He was the manager of CFC for the past 3 seasons. This season the team is going to play under the former Aston Villa Manager John Gregory. John taken is first game in charge in their Pre-season where they had travelled to Thailand, there they had played 3 games, CFC had lost in the first 2 games, in the third game they had met the Bangkok United F.C. which has finished 2nd place in 2016 Thai League, they had won the game by 3-1. Later after their return to Chennai, CFC takes on the 2016-17 I-League Champions in a closed door friendly they had won the game by 1-0. For this season Portugal Defencer Henrique Sereno was appointed as Captain
The 2016 Season has been very bad to FC Goa as they had completed 8th in the point table. The previous 3 seasons was FC Goa has been managed by the Brazillian Legend Zico. He was upset on the teams poor performance in 2016 season and blamed late preparations for FC Goa’s failure which was caused due to the incoming of new owners just few months before the start of the new season. On 5 June 2017, FC Goa announced Sergio Lobera Rodriguez as their new head coach on a two-year contract following the exit of Zico. FC Goa started their Pre-season under the new coach Sergio Lobera Rodriguez in Spain. They had a strong pre-season after they played a total of five friendlies in Spain; winning three and losing two matches. They returned to Goa on 27 October 2017. FC Goa continued their preparations for the new season by playing three friendlies in Goa, they won two and lost one out of three matches. They ended their pre-season with a 4–0 victory over Chennai City.
Both the teams going to start their season with new Technical Staffs also with some retained players and the same palyers who had represented both the club had also been purchased in the ISL draft.
CHENNAIYIN FC(4-4-2-1): Karanjit Singh(GK), Henrique Sereno(C), Inigo Calderion, Mailson Alves, Jerry Lalrinzula, Raphael Augusto, Jaime Gavilan, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Jeje Lalpekhula, Jude Nworugh.
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) November 15, 2017
FC Goa(4-4-2-1):Laxmikant Kattimani(GK), Bruno Pinheiro, Jovel Martins, Narayan Das, Sergio Juste, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Manuel Arana Rodríguez, Pronay Halder, Adrián Colunga, Ferran Corominas.
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) November 17, 2017
HEAD YO HEAD
CFC WIN: 3
FCG WIN: 4
GOALS SCORED BY CFC: 14
GOALS SCORED BY FCG: 13
Both CFC and FCG are strong in Attacking and Defensing, thus the prediction of winner is difficult anyway it will be nail bitting game. My prediction is CFC wil win the game 3-1 or the match will ends in draw 2-2.