Odisha FC will be out to break their string of draws with a victory when they host defending champions Bengaluru FC in the 31st match of Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 tonight.
Josep Gombau's side come into this tie after playing out three successive draws, two goalless results against ATK and Kerala Blasters, followed by a 2-2 draw away to Chennaiyin FC.
Bengaluru also played out a draw in their last outing, a gut-wrenching 1-1 finish in Hyderabad where an injury-time equaliser from Robin Singh denied them a win.
But Bengaluru will be slightly more confident considering their position in the table. Unbeaten so far, the Blues have 10 points and are third in the table, whereas Odisha find themselves in sixth spot with six points from as many games.
Here's all you need to know about the match:
Where is the Indian Super League 2019-20 match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC being played?
The Indian Super League 2019-20's Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC fixture takes place at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune.
When is the Indian Super League match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC?
The Indian Super League match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC is on December 4, 2019. Match starts at 7:30 PM IST.
How to watch the Indian Super League 2019-20 match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC?
Star Sports will broadcast Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC match live on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 2/HD.
Is live streaming available for the Indian Super League 2019-20 match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC?
Yes. The live streaming of the Indian Super League 2019-20 match between Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV app.
Odisha FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh
Bengaluru FC: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Carlos Delgado, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar
What they said:
Odisha FC head coach Josep Gombau - "It is a beautiful game against Bengaluru, who are one of the strongest sides and the current champions of the ISL. I think it will be an interesting game because both teams play similar football. I am happy with the way we are preparing well for this game and the mentality of the team."
Bengaluru coach Carles Cuadrat - "Odisha are going to fight against us for possession of the game, and it's going to be an interesting game. Josep Gombau is a hard-working, honest person and a good coach. He loves to play attacking football.
"Most of the games we were dominating. We have to finish those games well. We have not been good enough in certain aspects, and we have to work on that. I am not worried about not getting goals. Sunil is an experienced player. He is giving us solutions. Ashique and Udanta are young players and they are improving."
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