Flying high Bengaluru FC face struggling Odisha FC on Thursday evening at GMC Stadium Bambolim Goa in the Indian Super League fixture.
Bengaluru FC currently have 9 points in 5 matches and have occupied 4th position in the league table whereas Odisha FC is struggling at 10th position with only 1 point in 5 matches.
With just one point on the board, this is a much-needed win for Odisha. Odisha has struggled badly so far losing 4 matches and drawn only 1 match in comparison to Bengaluru who remain unbeaten this season with three draws and two wins, scoring six goals in their last two matches which shows the incredible form of their attack.
Bengaluru’s attack might prove to be too overwhelming for Odisha’s defense which is low on confidence.
ODISHA FC VS BENGALURU FC PREVIEW:
Odisha will remain unchanged as they gave a good performance against Goa and Bengaluru Fc will also play with the same line up because of the top form they have.
Odisha lost 0 -1 to Goa showing their poor form and got dominated in terms of possession as well as no. of shots and passes.
Bengaluru won their last match convincingly against Kerela in a 4-2 win. with their in form final third and probably with the best defense of the league.
BENGALURU VS ODISHA: TEAM NEWS
Baxter might not do any changes in the formation and start with the same 4-3-3
Keeping Arshdeep as the goalkeeper, Mawihmingthanga, Onwu, and Mauricio as the attacking trio for Odisha FC. Even after the return of V Rai, H Antonay and Mawihmingthanga from injury hasn’t yielded much on the pitch yet.
Bengaluru with the formation of the same classic 4-3-3 with one defensive midfielder. K Opseth, S Chhetri, and Ashique will be on the front third. Sunil Chhetri will be the leading as the captain.
PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND SCORE:
Odisha FC: A Singh, S Sarangi, S Taylor(C), J Tratt, HAntonay, V Rai, G Bora, Cole , Marcelinho, Nandakumar, D Mauricio
Bengaluru FC:G Singh Sandhu, H Khabra, R Bheke, Juanan, Ashique , S Wangjam, E Paartalu, D Delgado, C Silva, S Chhetri(C), K Opseth
Odisha FC 0-2 Bengaluru FC.
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