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

THE FACTS

When does NorthEast United vs Odisha kick off? Saturday 26th October, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is NorthEast United vs Odisha being played? Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati

What TV channel is NorthEast United 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 NorthEast United 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 NorthEast United vs Odisha? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

NORTHEAST UNITED

  • NorthEast United drew 0-0 away from home against reigning Indian Super League champions Bengaluru in their opening match of the season last Monday in what was new coach Robert Jarni’s first competitive game in charge.
  • They did have to withstand some pressure from Bengaluru but also created excellent chances of their own to break the deadlock with new signings Asamoah Gyan and Martin Chaves both hitting the woodwork.
  • NorthEast will be looking to pick up the three points in their first home game of the season. Although they were hard to beat at home last season when they lost one home league match, NorthEast United did struggle to turn draws into wins with six draws and only two victories.

ODISHA

  • Odisha failed to make their extra-man advantage count in their opening match defeat at Jamshedpur where they lost 2-1 to a late winning goal despite the home team having a man sent-off in the first half.
  • Having conceded the opening goal of the game, they got back on level terms through a well-taken goal by Aridane Santana on his debut after being given a way back into the match when Bikash Jairu was shown the red card in the 35th minute. Despite having plenty of the ball in the second half, they were left with extreme disappointment at losing to a goal in the 85th minute.
  • Coach Josep Gombau gave debuts to a number of his new foreign signings in match one but it was young Indian midfielder Jerry Mawhmingthanga who was the stand-out player for Odisha with his excellent play on the right flank giving Jamshedpur the most problems.

THE PREDICTION

New NorthEast United coach Robert Jarni will have been pleased with a point away from home against Bengaluru but there will be more expectation on them to pick up a win against Odisha, who went down to a disappointing 2-1 defeat against ten-man Jamshedpur in their opening game in their new era having being rebranded from the Delhi Dynamos in the summer. It is likely that Odisha will have more of the possession but NorthEast have the more threatening looking attack with Chaves and Gyan both prominent and, in a close game, the home team are tipped to just have the edge.

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