Third match of Hero Indian Super League season 4 is about to be played between Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa. The game is going to be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which is located in Chennai. The match is slated to start at 5:30 PM on 19th November 2017.
In the entire history of Hero ISL, both teams have faced each other in seven head to head games. Defeating Goa’s team for four times, Chennaiyin FC claimed most number of victories. FC Goa won three matches against the football club of Chennai city.
Owned by Vita Dani, Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, Chennai’s football club maintained a good track record by exhibiting appreciable performances in all seasons of ISL. Under coach Marco Materazzi, the team won first title in 2015. Chennaiyin FC defeated FC Goa in final game of the second season of ISL.
Winning maximum number of matches in the series, both teams reached to the final of 2nd edition of ISL. That was the first time for them to enter into the final of Indian Super League. Players of both teams performed well to make their club win the title. Chennai’s FC succeeded in winning the championship for the first time.
Former England midfielder John Charles Gregory has been appointed as the new coach of team Chennaiyin FC for the forthcoming season of Hero ISL. Under his mentorship and guidance, Chennai’s soccer team is expected to perform well and create more new records in the fourth edition of Indian Super League.
On other hand, FC Goa too has maintained a good track record with its excellent performances against all other teams in ISL. The team successfully reached to final match in the second season of ISL. Facing defeat against Chennaiyin FC in the final match, Goa’s team ended its ISL journey as runners-up.
In first season of Indian Super League, Channaiyin FC topped the standings by winning 6 matches and FC Goa acquired 2nd position by achieving victories in six games. Chennai’s team lost three matches while FC Goa faced defeats in 4 games. Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa earned 23 and 22 points, respectively.
In ISL 2015, FC Goa won 7 matches. On other hand, Chennaiyin FC also attained victories in seven matches. Goa’s team faced defeats in 3 games while Chennai’s team lost six matches. With 25 points, FC Goa secured 1st rank in ISL points table. Earning 22 points, Chennaiyin FC grabbed 3rd position in the same table.
In 3rd season of Hero ISL, both teams showcased poor performances in some matches. FC Goa earned 14 points from 4 victories and attained 8th position in points table while Channaiyin FC grabbed seventh place in the same table by earning 15 points.
After analysing the overall performances of FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC, it seems that both teams have witnessed many ups and downs in their overall performances in first and third season of Indian Super League. In 2nd edition, their performances were admirable. In the 4th season of ISL, both teams are expected to face tough competition with the other teams.