New Delhi: Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa will be engrossed in an exciting battle in match No. 30 on Thursday in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015, at the Chennai Stadium.
Chennaiyin lie fourth in the points table and a win at home will see them go atop via goal difference. The last time these two sides met this season, Chennai thrashed Goa 4-0, and will want to repeat such a feat.
FC Goa meanwhile, have had some decent performances and their third position in the table is no wonders. A victory for Zico's side will see them topple FC Pune City for the first position.
The Chennai stadium will hope to witness an intense 90 minutes of enthralling football given both teams' strong position at the table. Goa's approach will be different this time and Zico will hope to emerge victorious in the tactical battle to give his side valuable points.
We look at players who could make a major impact in the game for both the teams.
Sena Ralte (Chennaiyin): Ralte is vital for Chennai as a left back and his consistency has been remarkable. Ralte has been successful in making numerous tackles and clearences. Ralte will be eager to put another strong performance against Goa at home. Ralte will be expected to be engaged in a strong battle against Goa's winger Thonghoksiem Haokip who will be vital in the right flank.
Pronay Halder (FC Goa): Halder has become an important player for Goa as a defensive midfielder. His experience with the Indian national team, has given Goa some much needed vitality in the centre of the pitch. Halder has a good passing range and will need to be solid in front of the defence line once again against an experienced Chennaiyin forward line.