2019-20 Indian Super League – Goa vs Chennaiyin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Goa vs Chennaiyin kick off? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Goa vs Chennaiyin being played? Fatorda Stadium, Margao

What TV channel is Goa vs Chennaiyin on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Goa vs Chennaiyin in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Goa vs Chennaiyin? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

GOA

  • Goa suffered a shocking loss in the first leg of their semi-final against Chennaiyin and the side that finished at the top of the Indian Super League during the regular season have it all to do if they are to overturn their three-goal deficit in the second leg.
  • One positive for Goa is that they are now on home soil where they won seven of their matches during the regular season and they will need to demonstrate the same kind of form they showed in front of goal in those games having amassed 23 goals.
  • It could have been worse for Goa who had trailed 4-0 heading into the final 10 minutes but Saviour Gama’s goal has given them a slight glimmer of hope and they should have a full squad to select from in this second leg.

CHENNAIYIN

  • Chennaiyin showed that they are the real deal as they extended their superb unbeaten run in the Indian Super League to nine matches with a 4-1 triumph in the first leg of their play-off contest against Goa.
  • After an evenly-matched first half, Chennaiyin made home advantage count with goals from Lucian Goian, Anirudh Thapa, Eli Sabia and Lallianzuala Chhangte after the break but they will have been slightly disappointed to have conceded with just five minutes remaining.
  • That emphatic victory has put them into a very strong position ahead of the second leg and having avoided any injuries during the first contest, it would be a surprise if they opted to make any changes here.

THE PREDICTION

Chennaiyin have one foot in the final of the Indian Super League after a convincing victory over Goa in the first leg of their play-off. Chennaiyin went into that game on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run and their win also ended a five-match winning streak for Goa. At 4-0, the tie might well have been over but Goa gave themselves a chance of a comeback with a late effort and although they can win this second leg, they are unlikely to be able to do enough to progress to the final.

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