Odisha is all set to have its share of a run for getting through the playoffs; however, things seem difficult for their competitor of the upcoming match, NorthEast United. All settled to meet each other in the 82nd fixture of the IFL on February 14, Odisha and NorthEast will play a crucial battle at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The game will set in motion at 7:30 PM IST.
Odisha is currently placed at the 6th spot on the points table with 21 points in hand, right behind Chennaiyin FC. They’ve won 6 games, managing to draw 3 others out of their quota of 16 games. Talking about the play-off chances then, there is still a mathematical probability of Odisha qualifying for the play-off if they manage to defeat NorthEast in the upcoming match at Kalinga Stadium.
On the other hand, NorthEast didn’t have much of a striking season this year as they are placed at the 9th spot on the points table. They have managed to accumulate 13 points owing to the 2 wins, and 7 draws they gather from the 15 matches they’ve participated in.
The upcoming match will be crucial for Odisha as a victory will mean they are still in the playoff race while Northeast would look to address the major flaws in the team.
Date: 14th February 2020
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
Where to watch: Star Sports Network
Probable Playing Line-up
Francisco Dorronsoro, Shubham Sarangi, Gaurav Bora, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai, Xisco Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar, Manuel Onwu
NorthEast United FC
Subhasish Roy Choudhary, Reagan Singh, Kai Heerings, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose Leudo, Milan Singh, Redeem Tlang, Ninthoi, Federico Gallego, Andy Keogh