At the pre-match press conference, ATK coach Steve Coppell seemed cautiously optimistic.
"I think every game is so different, you can never predict them. After 10-15 minutes of actual play, you get a measure of how the game is going to play out. Certainly, in my mind, Chennaiyin are obviously a very dangerous side and they've ambition to try and win this competition. As always, I hope it's entertaining and I hope the best team wins."
From Chennaiyin's end, coach John Gregory spke about the new-found positivity in the camp.
"The mood in the dressing room is very good. It's great to be involved on both fronts - in the Super Cup and the AFC Cup. The players are all excited at the prospect of progressing to a final. Generally, there's a good mood. We were obviously disappointed with the ISL season. However, the attitude has been great going into both cup competitions."
After struggling in front of goal throughout the season, Coppell's side has been in fine touch in the Super Cup, scoring seven goals in their two outings so far.
Striker Balwant Singh has been in terrific form, scoring four of these seven, including a brilliant hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos FC in the quarterfinals.
Apart from Balwant, midfielders Manuel Lanzarote and Jayesh Rane, too, have been in fine touch and will be a handful for the Chennaiyin defence in Wednesday's tie.
After a thoroughly disappointing ISL 2018-19, which saw them finish bottom of the table, Chennaiyin are enjoying a mini-resurgence of sorts.
Anirudh Thapa has been thoroughly impressive of late, pulling the strings from the midfield and taking over the role of the side's creative impetus with grace and authority.
The 21-year-old's technical abilities have shone through in the last few matches and against a strong ATK midfield, Thapa's influence on the tie can very well turn out to be the deciding factor of the match.