ISL 2018-19: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC | Match Preview, Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details
FC Goa will take this game as a pre-test for the playoffs. Goa had been making a magnificent run for the past two months, before falling to a 3-0 defeat against Bengaluru FC in the previous game. Sergio Lobera's only objective now would be to retain the 2nd position on the table. Coming to the end of yet another memorable season for the Gaurs, they wouldn't be satisfied with anything less than the cup this year.
The story has been a complete contrast for Chennaiyin FC this season. From being crowned champions last season, they are now at the bottom of the table with only 9 points. The two wins against Bengaluru FC and Pune City proved to be the only consolation for the Marina Machans. CFC had things going wrong right from the start, with Jeje Lalpekhlua running out of form and the attack lacking shape. John Gregory would now be hoping for a change of fortunes in the AFC Cup next month.
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Match Information
Date: 28 February 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Live commentary: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Live Score | Commentary and Updates
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Team News
FC Goa does not have any injuries or suspensions and has the full squad available for the game.
Chennaiyin FC too ends the season without injuries or suspensions.
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Probable Lineups
FC Goa (4-2-3-1): Naveen Kumar, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Desai, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Jackichand Singh, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Ferran Corominas
Chennaiyin FC (4-1-4-1): Karanjit Singh, Laldinliana Renthlei, Mailson Alves, Eli Sabia, Tondonba Singh, Christopher Herd, Anirudh Thapa, Raphael Augusto, Issac Vanmalsawma, CK Vineeth, Jeje Lalpekhlua
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Form Guide
FC Goa: L-W-W-D-W
Chennaiyin FC: D-L-W-L-L
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Head-to-Head
FC Goa: 5
Chennaiyin FC: 6
FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Key Players
FC Goa will again have Ferran Corominas at the attacking end. The Spanish forward will be supported well from the wings by Jackichand Singh. It would be a chance for Lobera to try out this combination ahead of the crucial playoff matches.
Chennaiyin FC will have huge expectations Jeje Lalpekhlua for one last time. The Mizoram striker who failed miserably at his duties this season will have to step up at least now. Overcoming the Goan defense would be a task, but one which can be easily done by the 28-year old.