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FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Live Streams ISL 2019-20: Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Team Squads

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Last year’s finalists FC Goa take on Chennaiyin FC in their first match of the 2019-20 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) season six at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Wednesday.

Spanish coach Sergio Lobera will back his assailants like Ferran Corominas and Brandon Fernandes to get on the scoresheet tomorrow. English coach John Gregory’s side have invested intensely to reinforce their backline in the recent transfer window. The two-time ISL champions persevered through a miserable excursion in the domestic top-flight last season and will hope to make up for themselves this year.

Last year’s runners-up Goa will mean to begin the new season on a triumphant note against a club that completed rock-bottom in the ISL last time around. Be that as it may, after a summer of rebuilding, Chennaiyin will be anxious to demonstrate that the last season was only an aberration. Strangely, the two managers – Sergio Lobera and John Gregory – are into their third seasons with FC Goa and Chennaiyin respectively.

The Gaurs will hope to begin the new season on a triumphant note against a club that completed rock-bottom in the ISL last time around. In any case, after a summer of revamping, Chennaiyin will be anxious to demonstrate that the last season was only an aberration.

As referenced, the Gaurs were the runners up last season as they lost 0-1 to Bengaluru FC in the title-decider. Be that as it may, there is a renewed expectation inside the camp that the team can make the final step this time around. The explanation being, unlike other teams in ISL, the Gaurs managed to keep hold of the majority of their international stars who wore the Goa colors last season, including last season’s golden boot victor Ferran Corominas.

While Chennaiying are looking at the new season with an expectation that the team is capable of going the whole distance this season, or least, the team ought to be competitive.

Chennaiying entered the last season as defending champion having won the 2017-18 edition. Be that as it may, the Marina Machans barely played like they were defending the title after collecting just 9 points from 18 regular-season games.

In any case, in spite of persevering through a terrible season a year ago, John Gregory is as yet the manager of the club, which shows that the team management has confidence in the Englishman’s ability.

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Team News

FC Goa

The 2018/19 Indian Super League runners-up FC Goa start their new campaign with designs on ending their tag as the almost men. They caused it into the playoffs in four of the past five seasons where they to have lost in two finals and two semi-finals. Despite the fact that they won the Indian Super Cup in 2019, their point is to win the main prize.

They are still led by Spanish coach Sergio Lobera who has been at the club since 2017. He advances a positive attacking style of play which has been obvious over the last two seasons where Goa have completed as the top scorers in the league by an aggregate of seven goals on the two events.

Persuasive midfielder Ahmed Jahouh is suspended for Goa after the red card he grabbed in a year ago’s ISL final. Their key striker Ferran ‘Coro’ Corominas has stayed at the club and will hope to win his third straight Golden Boot award this season.

True to form, FC Goa have an atmosphere of stability around them with the greater part of their key players, international and domestic, remaining with them. The likes of Ferran Corominas, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, and Edu Bedia are all into their third season too with the Gaurs. Mandar Rao Dessai, Seriton Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Jackichand Singh are on the whole acquainted with Lobera’s strategies.

“The preparation before the first match has been very good. The players are in very good condition, they are very good professionals. I am very happy with the pre-season, but the most important thing is the first match. We will play a good match at home and try to get the three points,” he said.

Chennaiyin FC

Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC are hoping to bounce back from a repulsive 2018/19 campaign that saw them finish at the bottom of the table in a season where they were the reigning ISL champions.

Englishman John Gregory is still accountable for the club having had his agreement renewed in spite of their less than impressive display last season when they additionally disappointingly left the AFC Cup at the group stage.

Two notable experienced players in Mailson Alves and Raphael Augusto have left the club yet Gregory has been busy in the transfer market acquiring a few new players. Dragos Firtulescu, Andre Schembri, Vishal Kaith and Rafael Crivallero have all looked great in pre-season. Winger Lallianzuala Chhangte is relied upon to give them a direct pacey risk they lacked last campaign. While at the back Lucian Goian has been gotten to attempt to try and steady up what was an exceptionally permeable defence in the 2018/19 season.

Chennaiyin FC, then again, have experienced a rebuild after the ruins of last season. John Gregory has totally redone his foreign contingent bar Eli Sabia and has acquired six new foreigners.

Indeed, even the Indian unexpected has seen a few changes, with the likes of Vishal Kaith, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Edwin Vanspaul, and Rahim Ali coming into the side.

“We almost have a brand-new team. We had seven foreigners last season of which we have changed six of them. We are very happy with our domestic players. With the new foreigners, we hope they have the same influence as they had in season four,” Gregory said.

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Head-to-Head (h2h)

Strangely, the two managers – Sergio Lobera and John Gregory – are into their third seasons with FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC. True to form, FC Goa have an aura of stability around them, with the majority of their key players, international and domestic, remaining with them.

When and where to watch FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC match?

The Indian Super League match will be played between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), in Margao, Goa. The ground has a capacity of 20,000.

The game will begin at 07:30 PM (IST), on Wednesday, October 23.

The game will be demonstrated live on Star Sports Network, while the live stream is accessible through HotStar and Jio TV.

Star Sports Network has the elite rights to broadcast Indian Super League 2019 matches in India. The matches can be streamed live also gave you have a premier HotStar Account.

India (English) TV channel: Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD
Online streams: Hotstar and Jio TV

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Prediction

Last season’s Indian Super League runners-up FC Goa kick-off their campaign with a match against a Chennaiyin team who are searching for an immense enhancement for last season when they completed at the foot of the table with the lowest points aggregate throughout the history of the league. With some decent acquisitions over the summer, Chennaiyin should give a superior indicating this break however they face an uphill struggle in this match against a team who are a well-drilled attacking unit. Goa are probably not going to allow there to adversaries settle and home success is a prediction.

Goa will be top choices at home however fortunately for Chennaiyin FC, the hosts will miss the services of Ahmed Jahouh who controls the beat for the team, after the red card he got in a year ago’s final against Bengaluru FC.

“Under Sergio, Goa have literally had the same personnel in the squad. They have made one or two adjustments that have made them a better team. It is a tough game for us. Our team, certainly our foreigners, need to adapt very quickly. There is not a more difficult away game than Goa,” said Gregory.

Gregory will trust that his ‘re-jigged’ team can gather the soul of the 2017-18 season and start the season on a positive note. For Lobera, this season will be about at long last getting their hands on the elusive ISL trophy.

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Team Squads

FC Goa Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Shubham Dhas, Naveen Kumar

Defenders: Saviour Gama, Aiban Dohling, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mohamed Ali, Amey Ranawad, Mourtada Fall, Chinglensana Singh Konsham

Midfielders: Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Hugo Adnan Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Seiminlen Doungel, Telem Jackichand Singh, Kingslee Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai

Forwards: Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh, Lalawmpuia, Liston Colaco

Chennaiyin FC Squad:

Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Vishal Kaith, Sanjiban Ghosh

Defenders: Eli Sabia Filho, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Tangri, Ngasepam Tondonba Singh, Zohmingliana Ralte, Laldinliana R, Hendry Antonay, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian, Chongompipa Reamsochung Aimol

Midfielders: Lallianzuala Chhangte, Germanpreet Singh, Rafael Schuler Anirudh Thapa, Dhanapal Ganesh, Crivellar, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Petrut Firtulescu, Khangenbam Thoi Singh

Forwards: Nerijus Valskis, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Rahim Ali, Andre Schembri


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