In Indian Super League – 2020-21, Chennaiyin FC (CFC) will be faced off against the team Odisha FC (OFC) for the 53rd match of the league in Round-1. Today match prediction will be for the team Odisha FC (OFC). It will be the tenth match for OFC in ISL – 2020-21. OFC holds the eleventh position in the league standings, with 5 points in their account. So far, they played total of 9 matches, in which they have won one match, tied 2 matches and lost 6 matches. The total goals for the team are 10 and against the team are 16. In the last match, they played against the team Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) on January 7th, in which OFC has scored 4 goals, while the opponent team has been stuck with 2 goals only, which ended in a victory for OFC.
Prior to this success, they played against the team SC East Bengal (SCEB) on January 3rd, in which OFC has scored one goal, while the opponent team has managed to score 3 goals, which ended in a defeat for OFC. Their losing streak is 6 and winning streak is one. Their form in the last 5 matches is W L D L L. OFC, being at the bottom first position in ISL 2020-21 points table – They must try harder to take wins in the upcoming matches, in order to move forward in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
On the other hand, today match prediction will be for the team Chennaiyin FC (CFC). It will be the tenth match for CFC in Indian Super League – 2020-21. CFC holds the eighth position in the league standings, with 10 points in their account. So far, they played total of 9 matches, in which they have won 2 matches, tied 4 matches and lost 3 matches. The total goals for the team are 8 and against the team are 11. In the last match, they played against the team Hyderabad FC (HFC) on January 4th, in which CFC has scored one goal, while the opponent team has managed to score 4 goals, which ended in a defeat for CFC.
Before this failure, they played against the team ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) on December 29th, in which both the teams didn’t score any goals, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Their form in the last 5 matches is L D D W D. Unlike the last match, they should keep up the winning streaks in the upcoming matches, in order to move forward in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
Chennaiyin FC (CFC) – Key Players:
Rafael Crivalloro, who is a midfielder. He was one of the main reasons for CFC’s team run into final last season. He scored 7 goals and 8 assists in his very first season with the club.
Anirudh Thapa, who is an Indian midfielder. He became the first player to win the AIFF’s emerging player of the year award twice. In his central midfield position, Thapa is excellent at breaking down the lines of defence with his precise passing, and also pops up with a goal from time to time. His curler from outside the box against FC Goa last season is still fresh in the memory of many fans. More of the same is expected from him this season.
Memo Moura, who is one of the most consistent midfielders of ISL in the last four seasons. He joined the team upon the expiration of his contract at Jamshedpur FC after three years, and the 32-year-old Brazilian will bring steel and resolve in central midfield. He didn’t miss a single game for Jamshedpur FC in the 3 seasons, he spent there, and finished the 2018-19 ISL season.
Lallianzuala Chhangte, who is a midfielder. He has scored 7 goals in the last season of ISL.
Enes Sipovic, who is a defender player. Being an experienced player, he has won the Romanian second division with Otelul Galati in the past.
Odisha FC (OFC) – Key Players:
Steven Taylor, who is a former Newcastle United defender. Apart from his solidity in defense, Taylor is also known for his leadership, and has captained several teams across his career. He was instated as the captain of Odisha FC by Coach Stuart Baxter.
Marcelinho Pereira, who is a forward player and fondly known as ‘Marcelinho’. His name sends shivers down the spines of defenders in ISL. He is the third-highest goal scorer in the ISL with 31 goals.
Arshdeep Singh, who is a youngest goalkeeper. He is coming through the ranks of Indian Football. The previous season witnessed Odisha FC’s number one goalkeeping slot divided rather equally between Arshdeep and Spaniard Francisco Dorronsoro.
Cole Alexander has joined Odisha FC on a two-year contract period. A high-energy mid-fielder, he has also represented various other South African clubs such as Vasco Da Gama, Chippa United, Polokwane City and SuperSport United.
Jacob Tratt is a very talented defender who can play both as a right-back and centre-back. The defender penned down a one-year deal with the Bhubaneswar-club side on Friday.
Chennaiyin FC Team News:
A rejuvenated team with a whole new coaching staff at the helm, Chennaiyin FC is definitely one of the teams watch out for in the Indian Super League (ISL) this season. For Chennaiyin FC, ISL 2020-21 will be the seventh season. Chennaiyin FC’s 2019-20 ISL campaign was quite eventful. When previous coach John Gregory was replaced in the middle of the season by Owen Coyle, few would have predicted that the team would qualify for the play-offs with 29 points, and go on to play in the final. The previous campaign was also a remarkable one for Chennaiyin FC but ended in heartbreak with a loss in the final.
They are the second-most successful team in ISL history with two-time ISL champions. In six years, they have made it to the play-off stage four times. The core of the squad is intact for the upcoming season, though the club will be without Owen Coyle and last season’s top scorer Nerijus Valskis. Csaba Lazio has taken over the
CFC vs OFC – Recent Form:
Chennaiyin FC: L D D W D
Odisha FC: W L D L L
Chennaiyin FC Squad :
Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Enes Sipovic, Memo Moura, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa, Rahim Ali, Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev, Jakub Sylvestr, Aman Chhetri, Pandiyan Sinivasan, Abhijit Sarkar, Karanjit Singh, Balaji Ganesan, Aqib Nawab, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Aimol Reamsochung, Edwin Vanspaul, Esmael Goncalves, Samik Mitra, Deepak Tangri, Rafael Crivellaro, BY Revanth, Dhanpal Ganesh, Khangenbam Thoi-Singh, Manuel Lanzarote, Germanpreet Singh
Odisha FC Squad :
Arshdeep Singh, Jacob Tratt, Hendry Antonay, Steven Taylor, Vinit Rai, Gaurav Bora, Cole Alexander, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Diego Mauricio, Shubham Sarangi, Mohammad Dhot, Kamalpreet Singh, Manuel Onwu, Laishram Singh, George Dsouza, Kamaljit Singh, Ankit Bhuyan, Thoiba Singh, Ravi Kumar, Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Saurabh Meher, Baoringdao Bodo, Marcelinho Leite Pereira, Isak Vanlalruatfela, Lalhrezuala Sailung, Paul Ramfangzauva