Not many seem to be interested in the upcoming FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC encounter in ISL 2016 for neither of the teams are in contention to reach the semifinals. But as a football lover, one cannot miss the actions of the match between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC. As we build up to this match in the ISL 2016, we bring forward the online streaming details, TV guide, match preview, team news and match prediction of the FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC encounter.
ISL 2016: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Match Preview
The ISL 2016 is approaching its business end and fans across the states are eagerly looking forward to the points table. But there is nothing much to look for in the points table, as far as Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa are concerned. Both the teams are out of contention for a semifinal berth, and they will be playing primarily for pride.
FC Goa has been completely off-colour this season. Starting the season as the runner-up of the previous edition FC Goa could not live up to the expectations as they could not manage to win gather any momentum in the course of the tournament. Almost everything went wrong for the Goanese outfit, and they are currently reeling at the bottom of the table. In their last match, they got hammered by a scoreline of 5-1 in the hands of the secondly placed Delhi Dynamos. It remains to be seen how the players perform following that defeat with only pride at stake.
Chennaiyin FC have also looked a shadow of their past. In the absence of Steven Mendosa up front, Chennaiyin FC lacked the spark which earned them the title on the previous edition of the tournament. ISL 2016 did not turn out to be ideal for them as they have often lacked the intensity which was very much prevalent in the previous season. However, Marco Materazzi’s team will look to end the season with a win which might just give them an opportunity to move ahead in the points table.
ISL 2016: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Team News
FC Goa’s Romeo Fernandez might just turn out to be a crucial player for the home side although he failed to live up to the expectations in the ISL 2016. Also, his defensive duties in the team have also prevented him move up the pitch and with nothing to lose in the match he might just be given the license to go up the pitch and play freely. Another player who has grabbed the attention of the experts despite his team’s dismal performance is Mandar Rao Desai. He has sparks of his capability and might just want to produce something special for one final time in the ISL 2016.
For Chennaiyin FC it could well be Jerry Lalrinzuala, who has shown great promise despite the presence of Jeje in the team. He has been phenomenal throughout the season although his team hasn’t managed to get beyond the group stage. Perhaps today he might just want to finish with a flourish and present his case before the national selectors.
FC Goa (probable line-up): (4-2-3-1) Kattimani, Luciano, Gregory, Keenan, Debabrata, Sanjay Balmuchu, Richarlyson, Mandar Rao Desai, Jofre, Romeo and Rafael
Chennaiyin FC (probable line-up): (4-3-3) Karanjit, Mendy, El Sabia, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Jerry, Raphael, Hangal, Mulder, Daniel, Jayesh and Dudu
ISL 2016: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Match Prediction
The match is definitely going to be an exciting one although there will not be much of an incentive at the end of it. With all but pride at stake, neither team would want to lose the match. FC Goa playing in front of the home ground is regarded as the favourite despite such below par performance throughout the ISL 2016. And we hence we predict a 3-2 win for the home side against Chennaiyin FC.
ISL 2016: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Match Details
Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa
ISL 2016: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 in English and on Star Sports 3 in Hindi. The matches will also be available in various regional languages on other channels in the Star network.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC match on Matchday 53 in the ISL 2016 will be available on Hotstar.
Hope this article on the match preview, team news, match prediction, TV and online streaming details of the FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC encounter in the ISL 2016 helps you in keeping track of the match. For more information on the ISL 2016 last round fixtures and semifinal fixtures you can go through this article.