CFC vs FCG Dream11: The Indian Super League 2019-20 playoffs start with the red-hot Chennaiyin FC playing host to free-scoring FC Goa in the first leg at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday evening (IST). FC Goa topped the regular-season rankings, having accumulated 39 points, also ending as he top-scorer with 46 goals. Chennai, on the other, rallied a late run to clinch the playoff spot, something none could saw coming considering they were once propping up the table. It's a clash worth waiting for, with the ingredients in place to be an enthralling encounter between the two teams who like to be on the front foot.
Host: Chennaiyin FC Visitors: FC Goa Competition: Premier League Match Venue: 40,000 Capacity: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Match Timing: February 29, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Chennaiyin FC to win: 4.33 (333/100), Probability to happen: 23.09% FC Goa to win: 1.61 (61/100), Probability to happen: 62.11% Draw: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
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Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa Team News:
Chennaiyin FC Team News:
Left-back Tondonba Singh is suspended following a red card in the final league game of the season against NorthEast United.
The Marina Machans will be sweating over the fitness of their star midfielder Andre Schembri, who missed the last two league games due to an injury. He will be a game-time call.
How Chennaiyin FC may line-up?
Jerry Lalrinzuala will start at left-back, with Renthlei on the opposite flank and Goian and Sabia at the centre.
Vanspaul and Thapa should anchor the midfield, while Dragoș Firțulescu is likely to get the nod if Andre Schembri fails to prove his match fitness.
Nerijus Valskis will lead the lines for the hosts.
Chennaiyin FC key players:
Nerijus Valskis: He has been a phenom for Chennai this season. He scored 13 times during the regular season and also racked up five assists.
Rafael Crivellaro: Chennai's all-action player who hardly puts the foot wrong in the game. He can score, he can set up and is always a willing runner. Goals 07, Assists 06.
Lallianzuala Chhangte: His best ISL season. Goals 05.
FC Goa team news:
Star midfielder Edu Bedia had to leave for his native country Spain due to some persnal reasons and is not available for this game.
Goa will otherwise have a clean bill of health ahead of this match.
How FC Goa may line-up?
With Bedia not available, Goa have only five foreign players available on their active roster.
Expect Seriton Fernandes to start at right-back, with Fall, Pena and Mandar completing the four-man backline.
Jahouh and Lenny Rodriguez will be in the heart of the midfield, while Hugo Boumous will be behind striker Ferran Corominas.
FC Goa key players:
Ferran Corominas: He racked up 14 league goals this season. Goa‘s main threat in goal.
Hugo Boumous: Perhaps the most consistent and effective player in the ISL this season. Not only he has scored 11 times but topped the assist chart with 9.
Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa predicted playing 11:
Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith (GK), Laldinliana Renthlei, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri / Dragoș Firțulescu, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Desai, Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Jackichand Singh, Hugo Boumous, Brandon Fernandes, Ferran Corominas
CFC vs FCG Dream11 Teams:
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