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Goa vs Chennaiyin Preview: Goa to defeat goal-shy Chennaiyin
- Goa vs Chennaiyin tips for the Indian Super League clash from Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
- Goa have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Chennaiyin and six-goal Igor Angulo is tipped to fire his side to victory against goal-shy Chennaiyin.
- Read on for our match preview and predictions.
FC Goa are tipped to continue a strong recent record against Chennaiyin (Getty Images)
Goa vs Chennaiyin Prediction
Chennaiyin are struggling for goals and that could be their undoing against a Goa side with six-goal Igor Angulo leading the attack. The hosts are tipped to win and add to a strong recent record against Chennaiyin.
- Goa have won 2 of their last 3 matches (Indian Super League).
- Goa's Igor Angulo has scored 6 goals in 6 matches this season (Indian Super League).
- Goa have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Chennaiyin (Indian Super League).
- Chennaiyin have not won in their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
- Chennaiyin have scored 3 goals in 5 matches this season (Indian Super League).
Head to Head
Goa lead the head-to-head 10-7 since the inception of the Indian Super League in 2014. There has also been one draw between the sides.
Goa won three of four clashes last season - 3-0, 4-3 and 4-2. But it was Chennaiyin who progressed from their semi-final on aggregate after a 4-1 win in the first leg.
Goa's wins also include victory over Chennaiyin in the Hero Super Cup in 2019.
Goa's two-match winning run was ended on Tuesday when they lost 1-0 to ATK Mohun Bagan. Juan Ferrando's dominated possession and were left to rue two penalty decisions at either end.
Last season's league leaders found their best form with a 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters and 1-0 victory over Odisha following a slow start to the season.
Goa had start the season with a 2-2 draw with Bengaluru before losing 1-0 to Mumbai City and drawing 1-1 with NorthEast United.
Chennaiyin have gone four games without a win since starting the season with a 2-1 against Jamshedpur.
Csaba Lazlo's side drew 0-0 with Kerala Blasters, following a missed penalty from Jakub Sylvestr, before losing 1-0 to Bengaluru and 2-1 to Mumbai City.
Chennaiyin looked the most likely winners on Saturday but had to settle for a share of the points from a 0-0 draw with NorthEast United.
Goa's Spanish winger Jorge Ortiz was the one to drop to the bench against ATK Mohun Bagan. With Juan Ferrando operating a rotation policy, he should come back into the starting line-up.
Chennaiyin defender Enes Sipovic sat out the last game with injury. Brazilian midfielder Rafael Crivellaro was left on the bench but could be handed a recall.
In Igor Angulo, Goa have a goalscorer who can prove the difference. The Spaniard's six goals is double what Chennaiyin have managed this season and he can fire Goa to victory.
Goa vs Chennaiyin
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Where is Goa vs Chennaiyin being played?
Goa vs Chennaiyin is being played at the Fatorda Stadium in Vasco da Gama, India.
When does Goa vs Chennaiyin kick off?
Goa vs Chennaiyin kicks off at 19:00 on Saturday 19 December 2020.