ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC match prediction, preview and where to watch
- After a dramatic win against Hyderabad FC on Monday, with their first league goals since February, Chennaiyin host Odisha FC on Thursday
After a dramatic win against Hyderabad FC on Monday, with their first league goals since February, Chennaiyin FC have another home game in quick succession, as Odisha FC travel to the Marina Arena for the two teams' sixth game of ISL 2019-20.
Three injury-time goals found Chennaiyin on the right side of a 2-1 result against Hyderabad, with Nerijus Valskis and Andre Schembri among the goals.
John Gregory will hope that his team can use that win as the springboard for a better show, as 13 games remain in the league season, and no one really out of contention yet.
Odisha, meanwhile, could have considered themselves a little unlucky not to win against ATK on Sunday, as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Pune, even as Josep Gombau's side definitely had the better chances in the game.
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC: Match information
Date: 28th November 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC: Team news
Chennaiyin relieved some of the pressure that they found themselves in, with a rousing win over Hyderabad FC on Monday, but John Gregory knows that his team cannot rest on its laurels. That could mean that goalscorer Andre Schembri gets a start with Rafael Crivellaro dropping to the bench.
Dhanpal Ganesh, who has had an underwhelming return to ISL action this season, could well find himself on the bench for a prolonged period of time.
Odisha could bring Xisco Hernandez and Vinit Rai back. The Indian midfielder was not in the starting XI for the previous game against ATK, but that is likely only because he had played 70-odd minutes for India against Oman just a few days earlier.
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC: Probable lineups
Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Tondonba Singh, Masih Saighani, Anirudh Thapa, Thoi Singh, Andre Schembri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis
Odisha FC: Arshdeep Singh, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai, Xisco Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar, Aridane Santana
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC: ISL form guide
Chennaiyin FC: W-L-L-D-L
Odisha FC: D-D-W-L-L
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between the two sides in their current form in the ISL, with Delhi Dynamos having moved to Odisha at the start of this season.
Chennaiyin faced Delhi Dynamos 10 times, winning only once, a 4-1 win in the 2015 season. There were four draws between the two sides, with Delhi winning five times.
Chennaiyin FC wins - 1
Delhi Dynamos wins - 5
Draws - 4
Chennaiyin FC v Odisha FC prediction
With Aridane Santana looking like a striker in form, and the supply line of the likes of Jerry Mawihmingthanga and Xisco Hernandez looking in good shape, Odisha will fancy their chances, but they will definitely be wary of the fact that Chennaiyin could use their first win as a massive fillip.
It will be a close game, but we're going for Odisha to just nick it by the odd goal in three.
Prediction: Chennaiyin FC 1-2 Odisha FCPublished 28 Nov 2019, 17:08 IST