CFC vs NEUFC Dream11: NorthEast United host Chennaiyin FC at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, in Guwahati, looking to end its four-game winless streak. The visitors, under new management and on their season's best run, won't be an easy meal despite the table making a bad impression about them.
Are Marina Arena ready for revival?
From lifting the second title in 2018 to ending the 2018-19 campaign as the worst team in the league, Chennaiyin FC experienced the extremity of high and low in a matter of a year. Despite the fall from grace, John Gregory weathered the storm, stayed in his job, and led the team into the current season.
But the team picked up from where it left off last season; wasteful in front of goal, lack of creativity in the midfield, and most importantly, remained without wins. You could feel that it was coming for John Gregory when he was sacked after a 2-2 home draw against Odisha FC.
Owen Coyle has been given the charge of the team, and from what we saw from his first assignment against Jamshedpur, Chennaiyin fans can look forward to the rest of the campaign with optimism. The team looked solid at the back and showed more hunger in the middle of the park as they earned an elusive point on the road.
NorthEast are going South!
But NorthEast are evidently, in a stumble mode, heading into this game without a win in the last match, with the last one a chastening 0-3 defeat at home against two-time champions and now resurgent ATK, and dropping down the table.
That said, the situation for the Highlanders is far from being convoluted, for the season is new, a lot of games to make amends. More importantly, NorthEast are only four points off the pace and just two away from the playoff spots. They are very much in the hunt for the post-season.
Host: NorthEast United
Visitors: Chennaiyin FC
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, in Guwahati
Match Timing: Thursday, December 12, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
NorthEast United to win: 1.57 (57/100), Probability to happen: 63.69%
Chennaiyin FC to win: 4.75 (15/4), Probability to happen: 21.05%
Draw: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
Dream11 likely scenario:
Choose more attacking players and at least three defenders from NorthEast United. You can go with three midfielders from Chennaiyin FC. The likes of Rafael Crivellaro, Anirudh Thapa and Lallianzuala Chhangte had a very good outing against Jamshedpur.
NorthEast United team news: Forward Asamoah Gyan was subbed off in the 9th minute against ATK due to an injury and remains a huge doubt for this game. If the former Sunderland striker is not fit, Maximiliano Barreiro will be starting the game as a forward. No other injury problems for the Highlanders.
NorthEast United key players:
Asamoah Gyan: 03 Goals.
Panagiotis Triadis: 02 Goals.
Redeem Tlang: 02 Goals.
Chennaiyin FC team news: The visitors will go into this game with a clean bill of health.
Chennaiyin FC key players:
Nerijus Valskis: 04 Goals.
Andre Schembri: 01 Goal
NorthEast United: Chowdhury (GK), Pradhan, Komorski, Heerings, Reagan, Leudo, Khawlhring, Kadam, Chaves, Tlang, Barreiro
Chennaiyin FC: Kaith (GK), Tondonba, Goian, Sabia, Vanspaul, Saighani, Thapa, Chhangte, Crivellaro, Thoi, Valskis
Defenders: E Sabia, Tondonba, H Kai, Reagan
Midfielders: Crivellaro, Chhangte, Khawlhring(VC), J Leudo
Attackers: Vlaskis (C), Barreiro
As discussed above, the home team is favourite to win the game.