Odisha FC is looking forward to their first win in the current Indian Super League (ISL) when they host the Bengaluru soccer team on Thursday at the Goa Medical College Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.
Odisha FC started their campaign in the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 0-1 loss to Hyderabad FC. They secured a 2--2 draw with Jamshedpur FC after losing 0-2, thanks to a late attack from Diego Mauricio. Stuart Baxter's team failed to capitalize on that momentum and has now undergone three straight losses against ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City, and FC Goa.
The Bengaluru football team tied in its first two games in Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 2-2 and 0-0 with FC Goa and Hyderabad FC, respectively. They had their first victory over Chennaiyin FC with a slim 1--0 scores, before playing an interesting 2-2 draw with NorthEast United FC. Carles Cudarat's men showed their quality when they faced Kerala Blasters in their final match in Indian Super League (ISL), winning 4-2.
Bengaluru FC has a chance to jump into second place in the standings with a win, while Odisha FC is looking to reach ninth in the table with any number of points possible.
ISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC head-to-head
Odisha FC has only faced Bengaluru FC on two occasions in the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) season since their inception in 2019. The Juggernauts replaced Delhi Dynamos FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). The Blues came out on top in both the fixtures.
Odisha FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC (4 December 2019)
Bengaluru FC 3-0 Odisha FC (22 January 2020)
Odisha FC form guide: L-D-L-L-L
Bengaluru FC form guide: D-D-W-D-W
ISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC team news
Odisha FC gave a gritty performance against FC Goa in Indian Super League (ISL) and he can play with the same starting line-up. Marcelinho is expected to remain out of the squad as the Brazilian showed a lack of competence and discipline in the match.
The Bengaluru FC team is also expected to remain unchanged. Rahul Bheke could replace Pratik Chaudhari, depending on his fitness woes.
ISL live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC predicted XIs
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Arshdeep Singh (GK), Hendry Antony, Steven Taylor (C), Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Gaurav Bora, Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Suresh Wangjam, Kristian Opseth, Sunil Chhetri (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Pratik Chaudhari, Juanan, Erik Paartalu, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas Delgado, Cleiton Silva.
ISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC prediction
Odisha FC has not won a match yet this season. They couldn't calm down after 5 games and the situation was relatively bleak for Stuart Baxter. Bengaluru Football Club appears to be back on track after a shaky start to the season. They beat Kerala Blasters FC 4-2 in their previous match and are expected to easily knock out against Odisha FC as well.
ISL Live Prediction: Odisha FC 0-2 Bengaluru FC