FC Pune City and defending champions Chennaiyin FC will try and put up a much better performance than what they have managed this season when they clash at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Tuesday.
Last season, the two teams were blazing away and qualified for the play-offs. Chennaiyin FC went on to win the league title, and now both are at the bottom of the table.
John Gregory's Chennaiyin FC are placed 10th after being subpar in both attack and defence. Alongside Pune, they have the worst defensive record in the league with 11 goals conceded.
The coach could make changes and hand game-time to players who haven't been tested.
Gregory Nelson could find himself back in the starting line-up after two commendable performances as a substitute. Karanjit Singh could see his position in the line-up being taken away by Sanjiban Ghosh as the goalkeeper too has been out of form.
After scoring only once in their first three games, Pune created and scored goals against FC Goa and Kerala Blasters. On the defensive front, Pune have the worst record this season, having let in 11 goals.
Chennai never really got going this season and have picked up only a single point from their six outings. There's not a particular problem area for Chennai as they have the worst defensive record this season and have been able to score only five goals in six matches.
The Marina Machans have the worst goal conversion rate in the season so far, having scored just five times from their 77 attempts on goal, 23 of them on target. They have the passing accuracy of 73.14 per cent while being able to keep a clean sheet just once.
If there's one positive the defending champions can take into Tuesday's match, it will be their record against Pune. The Marina Machans have never lost against the Stallions in the Hero ISL, winning six and drawing two in their eight meetings.
Here's today’s match schedule:
Indian Super League 2018-19: When and where to watch FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC
FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC match Time and venue: 7:30 PM (IST), Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC match will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 3 in English Commentary; Star Sports Hindi 1 and Star Sports 1HD in Hindi Commentary.
FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC match will be available for live streaming on Hotstar and JioTV.