Stat Wars: Who will come out on top at Fatorda?

With a massive 181 goals scored in just 60 matches spanning over 70 days, the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has been a major hit in the Indian sub-continent.

Rooting for the Gaurs - Supporters of FC Goa going around the city on the eve of the Indian Super League season two final.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

With a massive 181 goals scored in just 60 matches spanning over 70 days, the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has been a major hit in the Indian sub-continent. Marco Materazzi led Chennaiyin FC will now play Zico’s FC Goa at the latter’s home stadium in the title decider on Sunday. Team Sportstar looks at all the stats that could play a major role in deciding the outcome.

Form Guide:

Chennaiyin FC recovered from an early slump to make it to the final. They ended the league round on a high, picking up four consecutive wins and scoring a mammoth 12 goals in the process. In the semi-finals, they overcame a well-drilled Atletico de Kolkata side 4-2 and will be entering the final with momentum on their side.

Though FC Goa scored the most in the league (32), their form towards the end of the season was sporadic, with two wins, one draw and one loss. Most importantly, they recovered from a first-leg deficit to beat Roberto Carlos’ Delhi Dynamos 3-1 in aggregate, for a place in the final. Form slightly favours the side from Chennai but it remains to be seen what Zico's men can conjure on the night.

Head to Head:

When it comes to playing against each other, both Goa and Chennaiyin have notched up two wins each in the four times they met in the league. Interestingly, whenever the teams have played at the Fatorda stadium, it is the visitors who have come out on top. FC Goa won't forget the early season 4-0 thrashing they received. But Chennaiyin might find it difficult in the night with the loud Goan fans rooting for their team in the background.

Key Battle:

The 23-year-old Stiven Mendoza has been the biggest star of ISL Season 2, scoring 12 goals so far. The golden boot candidate will be up against none other than the experienced Lucio who will look to add another trophy to his cabin. Goa’s chances at the final will revolve around their defenders’ ability to keep the Chennaiyin’s front three silent.