Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC
Indian Super League
Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Tilak Maidan Stadium (Vasco, Goa).
Both Chennaiyin and Kerala Blasters look to build on a solid start when they lock horns at a neutral venue in the 2021/22 edition of the Indian Super League.
The Marina Machans produced a solid performance against Odisha FC last time out and deservingly run out winners with a 2-1 margin. This helped them to stay in the title challenge after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to defending champions Mumbai City in the previous round.
Chennaiyin FC with 3 wins and 2 draws from six games are currently fourth in the league table. They are 4 points behind leaders Mumbai and 2 ahead of their Wednesday’s guests.
Meanwhile, Kerala surprised everyone by bagging a 3-0 win over Mumbai City. This is only their second win of the campaign, though they did exceptionally well since the defeat to ATK on matchday 1 and come to this fixture on the back of a five-match unbeaten run.
Solid defense has played a part in Kerala’s success at the start of this season. This is a massive improvement for a team that finished as the leakiest defense in past two seasons.
The Blasters could move up as high as second in the standings with a win here, though they haven’t defeated Chennaiyin in the last six attempts.
Chennaiyin vs Kerala Blasters Head-to-head
- The teams will be meeting for a 17th time in ISL on Wednesday night.
- Chennaiyin boss the overall h2h with 6 wins from 16 matches with Kerala managing just 3 wins with the remaining 7 ending in stalemates.
- Their two h2h matches of last season were draws, also the same happened in 5 of the last 7.
Chennaiyin vs Kerala Blasters Prediction
Both teams will be confident for Wednesday’s clash, and we feel none of them want to settle for nothing less than a win. To make things more interesting, this is a derby and this clash generally produce end to end action despite the low turnout of goals.
We back the over 2.5 goals as the top betting tip of this Indian Super League fixture, this is against the run of current scoring trend, but both teams have created plenty of chances in recent matches.
Both teams to score can be taken as a decent alternative with the same reason as in over goals applies here.
Chennaiyin vs Kerala Blasters Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80
Both teams to Score in the match @ 1.66