Odisha FC will hope to get back to winning ways when they square off against Northeast United FC. Odisha who have been the surprise of the season were derailed from their bright start when they fell short against Kerala Blasters in their previous match. Meanwhile, NEUFC will hope to gather some momentum after banking their first win against FC Goa.
Odisha FC have had quite a turnaround this season. They have successfully moved on from their failures of last season and have won 2 out of their 3 matches at the start of the new Indian Super League season. A win will see them catapult to the top two spots on the table.
NorthEast United FC
After a dismal start to the season, the Highlanders won their first match of the season against FC Goa. An injury-time winner from Camara handed them the win in style. They will hope to build on that victory and gather some momentum as we near the business stage of the ISL. A win will put them in the contention for a spot in the top 4.
Jonathas, the Brazilian Striker is a doubt. “He is improving. He is coming to training, but we need to wait till the last minute to take a call on him.” – Kiko Ramirez
Meanwhile, Ramirez stated in his conference that many of his players seem to be struggling to cope up with the fast-paced schedule of the competition. “Few players have muscle injuries.”- Ramirez
NorthEast United FC
The Uruguayan Federico Gallego suffered a knock to the knee in the tie vs Chennaiyin FC. He has thus been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Apart from Gallego, Khalid Jamil reported no new injuries to his players in his pre-match conference.
Odisha FC (4-2-3-1): Arshdeep Singh (GK); Hendry Antonay, Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara; Vinit Rai, Thoiba Singh; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Cabrera, Issac Vanmalsawma; Javi Hernandez.
NorthEast United FC(4-3-3): Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Tondonba Singh, Patrick Flottmann, Hernan Santana, Provat Lakra, Pragyan Gogoi, Khassa Camara, Mohammed Irshad; V P Suhair, Deshorn Brown Manvir Singh.
Odisha FC 2-2 NorthEast United FC
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