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ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC match prediction, preview and where to watch

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:07 IST

John Gregory is under massive pressure at the Chennaiyin helm
John Gregory is under massive pressure at the Chennaiyin helm

Chennaiyin FC will look to put their struggles behind them with the international break, as they resume their ISL campaign with a home game against Hyderabad FC on Monday evening.

After losing 3-0 to Bengaluru FC in the last game before the international break, Chennaiyin manager John Gregory hinted that it could have been his last game, but the club management have kept faith in him, and it looks like Gregory is set to remain in charge for the foreseeable future.

But the Englishman knows that he has to change the club's results, which have been dreadful since the start of the last season. Chennaiyin haven't scored a goal in the ISL this season, and stretching over from last season, they haven't scored an ISL goal for 678 minutes of football.

Hyderabad lost their last game 1-0 to NorthEast United, but they were a little unlucky, and they have been playing some decent football in patches. All this means it is going to be another difficult game for Chennaiyin.

Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC: Match information

Date: 25th November 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai


Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC: Team news

Chennaiyin are under massive pressure, but the manager doesn't have too many options that he hasn't already used. One certainty is that Lallianzuala Chhangte must start, after being inexplicably left on the bench in Bengaluru two weeks ago. Rafael Crivellaro had a horrendous outing against a powerful Bengaluru midfield, and he is likely to be replaced by Andre Schembri.

Hyderabad could have Sahil Panwar and Giles Barnes back, which is a massive boost for Phil Brown after his side's injury-ravaged start to the season.

Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC: Probable lineups

Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Tondonba Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Anirudh Thapa, Dragos Firtulescu, Andre Schembri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis

Hyderabad FC: Kamaljit Singh, Gurtej Singh, Shankar Sampingiraj, Matthew Kilgallon, Nikhil Poojary, Sahil Panwar, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Marcelinho, Robin Singh, Giles Barnes

Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC: ISL form guide

Chennaiyin FC: L-L-D-L

Hyderabad FC: L-W-L-L

Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC head-to-head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in their current form in the ISL, with FC Pune City having moved to Hyderabad for the formation of a new club at the start of this season.

Chennaiyin faced FC Pune City 10 times, drawing twice and losing only once.

Chennaiyin FC wins - 7

FC Pune City wins - 1

Draws - 2

Chennaiyin FC v Hyderabad FC prediction

Chennaiyin can't buy a goal while Hyderabad have been very inconsistent so far, making this is a very tough game to call. With the pressure all on Chennaiyin, and the additional pressure of playing at home, it might weigh on the two-time champions again. However, it is still hard to split these two sides.

Prediction: Chennaiyin FC 0-0 Hyderabad FC

Published 23 Nov 2019, 09:00 IST
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