Let’s have a look at the match preview of what is expected to be an exciting encounter. A game of two different scenarios where East Bengal after a recent string of impressive performances will be looking to win and climb up the table while Chennaiyin will be looking to win yet another game and get into the top four.
Both the teams will be fighting it out at GMC Stadium, Bambolim in what will be the 12th match for both sides.
For Chennaiyin FC it has been a season of ups and downs. The team has won 3, drawn 5, and lost 3 games so far. The team currently sits at 6th position and a win would take the team to the top 4.
East Bengal, after a winless start to the season finally seems to have found some form in recent games and Bright Enobakhare’s addition has given the team an additional boost. They will be looking to continue their momentum and get a win in their bag and climb up the table.
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Chennaiyin FC don’t have any serious injury concerns.
For East Bengal, Raju Gaikwad got injured in the warm-up just before the start of the last game. His seriousness of the injury will be assessed before the final selection of the XI.
Chennaiyin FC: 4-2-3-1
Starting XI: Vishal Kaith, Regan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa, Memo Moura, Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Esmael Goncalves, Rahim Ali
Subs: Karanjit Singh, Deepak Tangri, Remi, Edwin Vanspaul, Thoi Singh, Pandiyan Sinivasan, Dhanpal Ganesh, Abhijit Sarkar, Jakub Sylvester
SC East Eengal: 3-4-1-2
Starting XI: Debjit Majumder, Scott Neville, Rana Gharami, Daniel Fox, Ankit Mukherjee, Narayan Das, Matti Steinmann, Milan Singh, Jacques Maghoma, Bright Enobakhare, Harmanpreet Singh
Subs: Mirshad Michu, Mohammed rafique, Aaron Hollway, Anthony Pilkington, Surchandra Singh, Haobam Singh, Ajay Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua
The match is going to be an exciting contest with both teams looking for a win.
East Bengal will look to continue their form and win the game. This would take the team to 7th in the points table. Chennaiyin FC on the other hand will look to win and go into the top 4.
Speaking of the match result, we expect the game to end in a draw.