Chennaiyin FC will clash against Odisha FC in the 53rd match of the Indian Super League on 10 January at GMC Stadium Bambolim.
Former champions Chennaiyin are struggling to gain momentum in this season of the Indian Super League. They have played a total of 9 matches of which they managed to win 2 matches. With a total of 10 points currently holds the 10th position in the League Standing.
Odisha FC on the other hand won their first match of the season in their last fixture against Kerela Blasters FC. They have 5 points in their account and currently at the bottom of the standing table.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC: Preview
Chennaiyin FC have conceded 11 goals and scored 9 goals so far in the ongoing ISL season. They lost their last fixture that ended with 1 – 4 against Hyderabad FC.
Whereas Odisha FC remained winless after playing their first 8 matches. In their last fixture against Kerela Blasters FC, Diego Mauricio scored a double goal and handed them their first victory of the season. By the end of the match, Odisha was leading the scoreboard with 4 – 1.
Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC: Team News
Rafael Crivellaro was injured during the match against ATK Mohun Bagan. He is ruled out for the rest of the season. He will return back to Brazil to his long term injury.
Csaba Laszlo will have to replace Crivellaro for the rest of the season. The possible formation of the match will be 4-1-2-3.
The Kalinga Warriors might make some changes as Manuel Onwu a talented player had an injury during the warm-up and will be missing the season. Stuart Baxter head coach of Kalinga Warriors might field with the same 4-4-2 formation.
Predicted Line-ups and Score:
Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Tangri, Anirudh Thapa, Rahim Ali, Esmael Goncalves, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jakub Sylvestr.
Odisha FC: Arshdeep Singh, Jacob Tratt, Gaurav Bora, Steven Taylor, Hendry Antonay, Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Daniel Lahlimpuia, Nandhakumar Sekar, Diego Mauricio.
Chennaiyin FC 2 – 2 Odisha FC
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