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

THE FACTS

When does Odisha vs Chennaiyin kick off? Monday 6th January, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Odisha vs Chennaiyin being played? Kalinga Stadium, Odisha

What TV channel is Odisha 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 Odisha 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 Odisha vs Chennaiyin? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

ODISHA

  • Odisha made it two wins in three matches as they responded to their 3-0 defeat against Goa by producing a strong defensive effort to keep out Jamshedpur as they held on to a narrow lead for the entire second half.
  • Having opened the scoring just before the hour mark through Aridane, Jamshedpur equalised from the spot before Aridane put his side ahead for the second time in the game in first-half injury time.
  • Jamshedpur piled on the pressure in search of a leveller but were unable to do so as Odisha held firm to claim an important win in their bid to get themselves into play-off contention and they are expected to name a similar line-up for this contest.

CHENNAIYIN

  • Chennaiyin gave Goa a scare as they threatened to come back from three goals down but they ultimately fell short in what would have been a remarkable fightback against one of the strongest teams in the Indian Super League.
  • A terrible first-half performance saw Chennaiyin concede three goals but they looked rejuvenated after the break and pulled two goals back through Andre Schembri and Rafael Crivellaro. However, any hopes of levelling were soon extinguished as Goa added a fourth.
  • Rafael Crivellaro added his second of the game in stoppage time but it was not enough and to make matters worse, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul was shown a second yellow card soon after and will sit this fixture out.

THE PREDICTION

Chennaiyin gave a solid account of themselves in the second half of their contest against Goa but left themselves with too much to do after a woeful first half. That loss meant that they have won just one of their last four fixtures and they now come up against an improving Odisha. The hosts have won two of their last three and will come into this with plenty of confidence as they hone in on a play-off berth and another victory here can push them right into the mix for the top four.

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