CFC vs FCG INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE FOOTBALL MATCH PREDICTION- TEAM NEWS
FC Goa vs Chennaiyan FC
Indian Super League
CFC VS FCG MATCH PREVIEW:
FC Goa will play host to Chennaiyan FC in the first leg play-off in the second semi-final of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday.
Chennai finished the league at 2nd place with 32 points, while Goa were just behind them on third with 30 points in 18 games.
But the Gaurs can be termed as the entertainers after dishing out 42 goals during the league stage, and quite remarkably they were also the third worst defensive team after conceding 28 goals in just 18 games.
The leaky defense may create some problems against Chennaiyan FC as if they score first, hosts may find it hard to pierce the visitors' defense as Chennai possess the league's second-best defense.
But Goa's defense has improved of late and after scoring 12 times in their last 3 games, in which they conceded just one, Gaur will be confident enough to outscore their opponents.
The stakes are high and the team that wins this match will, undoubtedly, be seen as the favorites for the final.
When: March 10th, 08:00 PM IST
Where: Fatorda Stadium / Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Recent wins (Last six matches)
FC Goa – L L D W W W
Chennaiyan FC – L D W D D W
CFC vs FCG TEAM NEWS:
FC Goa will be aiming to take home advantage in the first leg. The home team can count on the partnership of Ferran Corominas (18) and Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (12) who have scored an unbelievable 30 goals for Goa.
Sergio Lobera has no injury concern and has a fully fit squad to choose his players-
Kattimani (GK), Narayan, Chinglensana, Juste, Seriton, Pronay, Jahouh, Mandar, Boumous, Lanzarote, Coro
If Goa have league two finest finishers in their ranks, then Chennai can boast about two of the best central defenders in their team. The Portuguese partnership of Henrique Sereno and Mailson Alves have formed an understanding which has benefitted Chennaiyin immensely. While one is a ball-playing centre-back, the other knows how to clear the danger at the very first instance.
Karanjit (GK), Jerry, Sereno, Mailson, Calderon, Bikramjit, Dhanpal, Gregory, Raphael, Francis, Jeje
FC Goa- No ISL title triumph
Chennaiyan FC- 2015 Champions
Head 2 Head- 09 meetings in official matches
FC Goa- 04 wins
Chennaiyan FC- 05 wins
FC Goa – Ferran Corominas, Manauel Lanzarote
Chennaiyan FC – Raphael Augusto, Henrique Sereno
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
FC Goa have scored most goals this season in ISL. But they are coming up against a side who knows how to defend. But considering this is the first leg and the stakes are high, Goa may just push little hard for the win than the visitors, and that may leave them open at the back.
We are backing a 1-1 scoreline in the first leg.
NOTE: THIS CFC vs FCG MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.
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