The Kalinga Warriors are at bottom of the point table. Up until now, they played 6 matches, in which they have tied one match and lost 5 matches. Odisha will look forward to register their first win of the season.
Whereas The Highlanders hold the fourth position in the Indian Super League standings, with 10 points in their account. They played a total of 7 matches, in which they have won 2 matches, tied 4 matches, and lost one match and will aim for all 3 points to arrest the dip in momentum.
Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC Preview:
Odisha are winless so far and their 2-1 defeat against Bengaluru last Thursday was their fifth defeat in six matches. However, under-pressure head coach Stuart Baxter feels that it is only a matter of time before they turn their form around.
I thought the boys showed clear signs of improvements and now we have to start changing a few of the sad stories into happy endings because, at the end of the day, I think it’s a lack of focus that results in the performance going down– Stuart Baxter
Northeast United, which was one of only three unbeaten sides in ISL 2020-21, suffered its first loss of the season while playing with Jamshedpur FC. Gerard Nus’ NorthEast United, third on the table, have dropped points in the last three games.
Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC Team News:
Odisha FC will miss goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh who suffered a concussion against Mumbai City FC and is still recovering. Diawandou Diagne is another foreign player whom the Bhubaneswar-based side could miss due to an injury.
Marcelinho is expected to be kept out of the team sheet as the Brazilian has shown a lack of match fitness.
The NorthEast team has got quite a few players who are quick .They play back to front quickly and get the ball to their strikers, so we defend as a team. Whatever solutions we’re planning will be as a team, it won’t be based on an individual marking a man closely. It will be about giving each other support and making sure we shove them into the spaces where we can manage them.-Stuart Baxter
NorthEast United, on the other hand, have a fully-fit unit. The NorthEast United FC lost for the first time against Jamshedpur FC and will try to win the game to keep Standing in the Top List of the League. They can go with the same starting line-up.
Predicted Line-ups and Score:
Odisha FC Predicted XI: Arshdeep Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, George D’Souza; Vinit Rai, Gaurav Bora, Cole Alexander; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu
NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Gurmeet Singh; Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar; Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara, Rocharzella; Ninthoinganba Meetei, Kwesi Appiah, Luis Machado
However , We are predicting win for NorhEast United FC over Odisha FC .
Odisha FC 1- 2 NorthEast United Fc
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