The upcoming fixture of North East United FC and Chennaiyin FC are a clash of seconds. Because the home team is currently sitting at the second place from the bottom and the visiting team is currently holding the second place from the top. There is still time for the home team to start winning regularly if they want to make it to the playoffs.
The Highlanders have been shambolic at both ends of the pitch so far. They have conceded 14 goals in nine games but have scored a mere four goals. Their attack has misfired big time and the team looks devoid of inspiration on the field. Though they have sparkled in phases during games, it has not been good enough to win them games or propel them further up the table.
Their overseas strikers have disappointed while at the back, they have been leaky. TP Rehenesh has been his usual calamitous self and against a team which has been clinical in front of goal, Avram Grant and his team need to avoid mistakes altogether. Chennaiyin FC, while not being an out-and-out attacking side, have done well to convert whatever chances they receive with the likes of Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gregory Nelson coming up with goals up front.
Defensively, they are a solid unit with Inigo Calderon, Henrique Sereno and Mailson Alves forming a solid back-four alongside Jerry Lalrinzuala. Coach John Gregory is sitting out the final game of his three-match ban but will be hoping his side can replicate the result between the two sides when they met back in Chennai earlier in the season (3-0 win for Chennaiyin FC).
Below the Dream 11 team has been listed for the CFC vs NEUFC and are also given today’s match prediction.
League- Indian Super League 2017-2018
Venue- Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, India
Date and Time- 8:00 PM IST on Friday, January 19, 2018
Last six performances of both teams in the Indian Super League 2017-18:
NEUFC – L, L, L, L, W, L
CFC – L, W, D, W, D, W
Karanjit (GK), Jerry L, Sereno, Mailson, Calderon, Dhanpal, Germanpreet, Francisco, R Augusto, Nelson, Jeje
Rehenesh (GK), Reagan, Goncalves, Sambhina, Chettri, Diaz, Borges, Narzary, Marchinho, Doungel, Danilo
Seimelen Doungel (NEUFC)
Raphael Augusto (CFC)
Gregory Nelson (CFC)
The away team would be the favourites of this match as they have been the better team so far and if we go by the last five performances then they haven’t lost the single game in their last five fixtures and the home team has lost four of their last five games so even in their home ground they do not look very confident to win this game. Our bet is on the away team, Chennaiyin FC that they would be the last one laughing after today’s game.
We are providing you the CFC Vs NEUFC football match preview based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own probable playing 11 as these matches are quite risky to predict who will play and who will not get the chance to play.