In an epic battle of the giants, Chennaiyin FC will play Atletico de Kolkata in the final of the 2019-20 Indian Super League on Saturday, March 14. The match will start after 7:30 pm local time and here, you will find the Chennaiyin FC vs. Atletico de Kolkata ISL final 2020 betting tips with odds, preview, and predictions. The match will be played behind closed doors.
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Chennaiyin FC vs. Atletico de Kolkata betting tips & prediction
This is going to be a blockbuster encounter of the champions. Both the sides pretty much dominated the ISL for the first four years, winning the title twice each. More so than that, they are coming in this game after a fiercely-contested semifinal. Chennaiyin FC have been in a good goal-scoring form of late while Atletico de Kolkata have maintained decent momentum themselves. Given the proclivity of the two teams to score and concede, this ISL 2020 final will be a goal-scoring match.
- Chennaiyin are on a terrific goal run, having scored 14 goals in their last 5 matches.
- The boys in blue have also lost just 1 of their last 10 matches.
- On the other hand, Atletico de Kolkata have lost 2 of their last 5 matches.
- The two teams met right before the playoffs in the ISL – Chennaiyin FC won the match 3-1, away from home.
- The head to head tally is tied at 3-3, with ATK getting their last win over the Chennai in late 2019.
Chennaiyin FC, Barely Making Through
Two-time winners Chennaiyin FC are heading into this fixture after surviving a scare of epic proportions. After finishing the ISL league at the 4th position, they drew FC Goa to play in the semifinal. Spread over two legs, they won at home by 4-1. Following this massive win and a 3 goal advantage, the Chennaiyin side travelled to Goa for the second leg. However, things took a menacing turn quickly for them, as the side soon found themselves facing a very determined side.
The second leg ended in a 4-2 defeat for Chennaiyin, but by the virtue of that second goal, they won the tie 6-5 on aggregate. Interestingly, that loss marked their first defeat in their last 10 games in the ISL. Owen Coyle’s men started the season on a shaky note, but with 7 wins and 2 draws in their second half, they earned themselves a top-four finish.
As a side, they are attacking and of late, the boys in blue have also been scoring a lot of goals. Their recent exploits include a 4-1 win over Goa, 3-1 win over ATK, and a 6-3 victory against Kerala Blasters. Defensively, however, they haven’t been that sound. They have conceded 26 goals this season, most in the top 4. But that said, the team has the skill to perform and win here. As two-time ISL champions, they have the grit but it will be tested when they face a side on equal footing.
ATK, Looking to Write History
Atletico de Kolkata’s form over the last couple of years had dipped significantly but this season, they did a fantastic job of reinventing themselves. The much experienced ATK finished the league this season at the 2nd place and played Bengaluru FC in the semifinal. Unlike Chennaiyin, Atletico de Kolkata didn’t face that big a problem on their route to the final. While they lost the first leg by 1-0 in Bengaluru, they made up for it in Kolkata by taking the match with 3-1.
As for their form this season, the striped boys have lost just 4 matches out of 18, 2 of which came just this year. With the exception of losses to Chennaiyin and Bengaluru, they have won their other fixtures against Goa, Northeast United FC, Jamshedpur FC, and Odisha in the recent weeks.
Atletico de Kolkata have conceded just 16 goals, second least in the entire ISL this season. They have also kept 8 clean sheets this season, 5 of which came in a span of 6 matches. They clearly have the experience and history on their side, with a highly talented, in-form squad.
Where to bet on Chennaiyin FC vs. Atletico de Kolkata
Chennaiyin will be eager to exert their dominance over ATK, given their recent 3-1 spanking of the Kolkata side. Furthermore, with ATK’s recent losses in quick succession, certain defensive flaws have been exposed and they will need to be addressed for this match. One thing is certain – this ISL Final 2020 will be a goal-scoring affair. Despite playing in front of empty stands, the intensity of final is not lost on the two sides, with the odds slightly in the favour of Chennai owing to their superior form.
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