Chennaiyin FC would look to build on their 3-1 win over Hyderabad FC when they host NorthEast United at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Today. The encounter will kick start at 7:30 PM IST. It will be a crucial match for both the teams as they will be looking to boost their chances of making it into the play-offs.
Chennaiyin have performed decently so far under their new manager Owen Coyle. Since his arrival, Chennaiyin FC has won two and drew one in five matches. A win in their previous encounter saw them move into the eighth spot with 12 points from 11 games. They are now six points behind the final playoff spot and a win here will take them closer to that spot.
NorthEast, meanwhile, are going through a victory drought this season. Their last win came on November 6th against Hyderabad FC. Although a playoff spot now looks a distant dream, however, they still have a slight chance if they win their remaining matches and Robert Jarni's side will look to achieve this.
Date: January 16th, 2019, Thursday
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Timings: 7:30 PM (IST)
Probable Playing Line-up
Vishal Kaith (GK), Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Edwin Vanspaul, Tondonba Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Thoi Singh, Andre Schembri, Nerijus Valskis.
Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Reagan Singh, Martín Cháves, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Andy Keogh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Lalengmawia, Federico Gallego, Redeem Tlang, Rupert Nongrum.