Chennai: In the ISL football series, Chennai FC vs Odisha FC will face each other in the match at Nehru Stadium, Chennai tonight at 7.30 PM.
Having played 15 matches, Chennai FC is at the 8th position in the points table with 17 points with 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. Chennaiyin FC is in a tight spot as they need to score significant wins in their remaining 5 matches if they want to advance to the play-offs.
Nasser El Ghayadi from the Netherlands, who has recovered from his injury, is set to play in today’s match. A midfielder, he has scored 7 goals in 8 games this season. It is expected that another great talent may emerge from him.
Chennai FC head coach Thomas Bradaric said, “The match against Odisha is very important for us. I like dangerous games. Attacking is always dangerous in football. Elkayadi has regained full fitness. He might play a key role in the game against Odisha. In the last match, ATK Mohan Baghan put pressure on the Odisha team. They did not allow the Odisha team to create chances. We will follow the same approach,” he said.
Odisha face Chennaiyin FC on a two-game losing streak. Having played 15 matches, the team has 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses and is ranked 7th in the table with 22 points. Chennai FC and Odisha FC have faced each other 7 times in the ISL football series. In this Chennai FC 2 match and Odisha FC 2 match was won. 3 matches ended in a draw.