After two days of inaction, the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 will witness NorthEast United FC take of fellow strugglers Odisha FC in Fatorda, Goa on Tuesday. (More Football News)
Star Sports are the official broadcasters of the league. NorthEast United vs Odisha FC match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports Select 1 HD.
Fans can live stream ISL 2021-22 matches on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV. NorthEast United vs Odisha FC match starts at 7:30 PM IST.
Matches on Sunday and Monday between Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City, and Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur FC respectively were called off due to coronavirus outbreak. The NorthEast United FC vs Odisha FC clash remains unaffected.
Odisha FC will look for new dawn after parting ways with coach Kiko Ramirez. Odisha parted ways with Ramirez after their last game against Kerala Blasters which they lost.
Kino Garcia was announced as the interim replacement and tonight, he will have a job at hand to resurrect the ship against a NorthEast United side who are looking to galvanize their arsenal themselves. Garcia's first job will be to steady the porous defence. Odisha have conceded 24 goals in just 10 games this season. No team has conceded more goals than Odisha.
After 10 matches, Odisha FC are ninth in ISL 2021-22 points table with 19 points. NorthEast United are a rung below Odisha in 10th position having nine points from 11 engagements.
Marcelinho is all set to make his NorthEast debut against his former club Odisha as the Brazilian forward marks his return to the ISL. With 33 goals and 18 assists in the ISL, Marcelinho brings experience and the ability to revive NorthEast United's season.
Marcelinho won the ISL Golden Boot in 2016 while playing for the Delhi Dynamos, the previous avatar of Odisha FC. He later turned up for FC Pune City before joining Hyderabad FC. He then joined Odisha FC in 2020 before signing for ATK Mohun Bagan on loan for the second half of last season.
NorthEast United's midfield lynchpin Hernan Santana scored a stunner of a free kick in their draw against FC Goa and has looked good of late. In a season where NorthEast United have been ravaged by injuries, Hernan Santana has played more minutes than any other NorthEast United player.
The last time the two sides met in the first half of the season, Odisha beat NorthEast United 1-0.