2019-20 Indian Super League – Bengaluru vs Odisha Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bengaluru vs Odisha kick off? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Bengaluru vs Odisha being played? Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru

What TV channel is Bengaluru vs Odisha on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Bengaluru vs Odisha in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Bengaluru vs Odisha? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

BENGALURU

  • Bengaluru failed to make it three wins in a row as they fell to defeat against Mumbai City in what was a disappointing display and that loss prevented them from leaping to the top of the table.
  • Mumbai took the lead early on with an effort in the 13th minute and Bengaluru were left with an uphill task when the home side doubled their lead with another goal 10 minutes into the second half.
  • Bengaluru were unable to respond and suffered just their third loss of the season and may look to make changes at the back of that underwhelming display with Udanta Singh pushing for a start after he put in a decent display after coming on at half-time against Mumbai.

ODISHA

  • Odisha continued their superb form as they made it four wins in a row by beat Hyderabad but they were far from their best and will need to improve on that performance if they are to keep their winning streak intact.
  • It was a nightmare start for Odisha who found themselves behind after just two minutes but they responded in the 15th minute with Aridane levelling the scores before Francisco Dorronsoro kept his side ahead by saving Hyderabad’s penalty.
  • Aridane made no mistake with a penalty of his own with that foul also seeing Hyderabad go down to 10 men just before the break with Odisha seeing the game out but they look set to be without Nandhakumar Sekar who was stretchered off in that victory.

THE PREDICTION

Bengaluru suffered a shock defeat last time out and will need to respond as they host Odisha in an important game in the race to make the play-offs. Odisha have won their last four to propel themselves up the table but their performances can still be bettered. They will need to be at their best to take anything from this game and with Bengaluru’s defence likely to give little away, this is likely to be a tight affair that should end in a stalemate.

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