Two-time champion Chennaiyin FC would look to register solely their second win of the season after they tackle FC Goa in an Indian Tremendous League match on the Fatorda Stadium, right here on Saturday.
CFC has drawn two and misplaced two since registering a 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC on the opening night time. Chennaiyin are at present in eighth place with 5 factors after 5 outings, whereas FC Goa occupy the sixth spot with six factors from as many video games.
Although FC Goa has a greater head-to-head report, profitable 9 of the 17 video games between each the groups within the ISL and dropping seven, CFC will draw inspiration from their performances towards the Goan aspect final season, particularly the Four-1 semi-final first leg victory at house in Chennai.
CFC can be boosted by the return of Bosnian central defender Enes Sipovic, who missed the goalless draw towards NorthEast United. And are available Saturday, Enes together with Brazilian defensive accomplice Eli Sabia will must be at their greatest towards a Goa assault which boasts of Igor Angulo, who has six objectives to his title.
CFC head coach Csabo Laszlo, in his pre-match press briefing, mentioned that he hopes Portuguese ahead Isma might be again subsequent week in coaching, having additionally picked up an damage towards Mumbai Metropolis.
He additionally underscored the significance of scoring and staying targeted. “We need to use our strengths. We have to rating objectives. We shouldn’t be aggressive however targeted once we get possibilities to attain. We additionally must be organised and cease Goa and we will lead the group to a win,” Laszlo added.
For FC Goa, Spaniard Angulo has been deadly upfront, however the protection has left rather a lot to be desired, particularly in set-piece conditions.
The group has conceded six objectives in as many video games, of which 5 got here from set-pieces, and it must tighten up its defence. “Our goal is to win. However typically you draw and lose, possibly due to a penalty,” mentioned FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando.
His group conceded late penalties twice and the Spaniard expressed his dissatisfaction with their tendency to present away delicate objectives. “We even have to consider the areas once we lose the ball and go on to concede the penalty. We’re not blissful conceding late penalties. It’s essential to consider what occurred earlier than the penalty,” he added.
The CFC-FC Goa match guarantees to be a fast-paced one and a objective fest, given the style through which each the groups play.