Match Preview: Odisha FC Vs NorthEast United FC

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Targeting to end their winless run, Odisha FC host NorthEast United FC in an interesting encounter.
Odisha FC who is yet to win a game this season is certainly very eager to get a win.
NorthEast United FC on the other hand had their first defeat of the season in the last match. They will certainly look to bounce back to winning form from this game.



3 Indian Players To Look Out For Both Teams



First on the list is the youngest captain of NorthEast United FC and for any ISL team, Apuia Ralte who has been match after match proving his worth for his team playing in the defensive midfield role.
Another player to look out for is Ninthoinganba Meetei of NorthEast United FC. The pacey young gun of the Highlanders has been performing very well in the wings and creating problems for the oppositions.
Last but not the least is the netkeeper of the Kalinga Warriors, Arshdeep Singh who has been putting in a lot of hardwork between the posts. In the 3 matches he played he had 13 saves so far.



3 Foreign Players To Look Out For Both Teams



First on the list is Striker of the Odisha FC, Diego Mauricio who is performing well and has already shown his capabilities with a stunner of a goal he scored against Jamshedpur FC.
Next up on the list is ‘the tank’ as the fans call him is Khassa Camara of NorthEast United FC who is performing very well having 19 interceptions and 9 clearances so far.
Last on the list is another captain of NorthEast United FC, the defensive wall, Benjamin Lambot. Big ben, as often he’s called has been rock solid for them in the defense making 38 clearance and 16 interceptions so far.



Injuries


Federico Gallego for NorthEast United FC might return to the starting eleven after coming from the bench last match owning to hamstring injury for a couple of days.
On the other hand Mercelinho might be benched owning to a shoulder injury.


NorthEast United FC Probable XI


Formation: 4-4-2

Gurmeet Singh(GK), Gurjindar kumar, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Ashutosh Mehta, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Luis Machado, Rocharzella, Idrissa Sylla, VP Suhair.



Odisha FC Probable XI



Formation: 4-2-3-1

Arshdeep Singh (GK), Hendry Antonay, Gaurav Bora, Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor (C), Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu.


Head to Head


Both Odisha FC and NorthEast United FC faced each others twice since the inception of OFC. In the first leg, NorthEast United FC edged past Odisha FC winning 2-1. During the second leg the score was same but teams were vice versa where NorthEast United FC were on the loosing side while Odisha FC were on the winning side.

Prediction


Looking at the current form of both teams, NorthEast United FC should have a comfortable win with margin 1-0 against Odisha FC, but in football anything can happen in just a moment.

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