ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details CFC vs FCG Live Streaming online- Out to seal their playoff berth in the Indian Super League, FC Goa will be up against a struggling Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Bambolim Stadium in Goa on Saturday. Going into the match, both teams will have similar missions. While Goa will look to shrug off a string of draws, Chennaiyin are looking to put behind their six-match winless run in the league.
For Goa, all they need is two wins and they will confirm their playoff berth while also aiming for a top spot to seal the AFC Champions League spot. The latter looks difficult, considering Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan have a better chance to book the Asian ticket with a giant lead of 11 and 10 points respectively.
For Chennaiyin, it’s about keeping the heat on and try to stay relevant for a playoff fight. Even though three straight wins may not be enough with Goa, Hyderabad and NorthEast United FC all with a better chance in the league, Csaba Laszlo’s side will at least push for a higher finish in the league.
Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa-Current position in the league: FC Goa will go into the game on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run, they have drawn the last five games, scoring eight goals and conceding as many. Overall, in the league, Goa are placed fourth on the league table with 23 points from 16 games.
Chennaiyin are in a rut. They are winless in their last six matches, losing three and drawing the other three. In the last five matches, Chennaiyin have scored only once while letting in five. In the league, they are placed eighth with 17 points from as many games.
Position Club Matches Win Draw Losses Points
4. FC Goa 16 5 8 3 23
8. Chennaiyin FC 17 3 8 6 17
Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa -Head-to-head: The overall head-to-head record slightly favours FC Goa who have won nine matches in 18 games in the ISL, losing eight. Just one game has ended in a draw so far. Those games have been tightly contested with Chennaiyin scoring 35 to Goa’s 34. But when the two teams met earlier in the season, Chennaiyin pipped Goa 2-1 and Laszlo will look for inspiration in that win.
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Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa-Form guide: Chennaiyin (LDLDL): Chennaiyin have lost three and drawn two in the last five games, conceding three and scoring just once.
FC Goa (DDDDD): Goa are unbeaten but have drawn all their last five games, scoring and conceding seven each. But it also includes a 3-3 draw against league leaders Mumbai City FC in the last match when Ishan Pandita’s stoppage-time goal gave them a point.
Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa-Attack and defence:
Chennaiyin’s poor run in the league is down to the fact that they haven’t been able to convert their chances. The fact that Chennaiyin have the second-best shots in the league, makes it puzzling that they have converted only 11 of them. Defensively, Chennaiyin have been decent but without goals, they have been struggling.
As for Goa, they are not the fearsome attacking unit that they used to be with Ferran Corominas leading the line. But they have still scored 24 in 16 matches, only behind Mumbai City FC. As for defence, it has been shaky but not the worst in the league.
Top scorers: Chennaiyin: Portuguese forward Esmael Goncalves is Chennaiyin’s top scorer with just 4 goals. He is followed by Anirudh Thapa and Rahim Ali with two each.
Goa: With Corominas parting ways with Goa, they have had to look elsewhere for goals. Igor Angulo is now their sharpshooter who has 11 goals in 15 games in the league, only behind ATK Mohun Bagan’s Roy Krishna with 12 in 16.
Best players: Chennaiyin: Brazilian midfielder Rafael Crivellaro is Chennaiyin’s best player with an average rating of 7.21. While he has scored assisted just one each, it is his playmaking brilliance that has stood out. He is followed by Lallianzuala Chhangte (7.08) and Eli Sabia (6.89).
Goa: Despite Angulo’s goal-scoring exploits, Jorge Ortiz is their best player with five goals and assist. He has been consistent and has troubled opposition defenders in every game. With an average rating of 7.75, he is also the league’s second-best player, only behind Hugo Boumous of Mumbai City. Ortiz is followed by Angulo (7.34) and Alberto Noguera (7.26).
You can watch the match on Star Sports 1 and 2 from 7.30 PM on February 13 (today) and on Disney+Hotstar VIP.
Match No 92 of ISL 2020-21
Match: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa
Date: February 13, 2021
Venue: GMC Bambolim Stadium, Bambolim, Goa
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Broadcast: Star Sports 1 & 2
Livestream: Disney+Hotstar VIP