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Odisha vs Kerala Blasters Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Odisha vs Kerala Blasters Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Odisha vs Kerala match preview, predictions, possible lineups and h2h results of the Indian Super League.

Odisha vs Kerala Blasters match information

Time: 22:00 (GMT+8) on February 23rd

Venue: Kalinga Stadium

Competition: 2020 Indian Super League

Odisha have just snatched a 2-1 win over NorthEast United in the last matchday to end a 3-game losing streak and revive their hope of progressing to the play-offs. With 24 points after 17 matches, Odisha are just 1 point less than Chennaiyin and 2 points behind Mumbai City, who are at the 4th position - the last slot in the playoffs.

In order to reach the playoffs, these scenarios must be in favor of Odisha: Chennaiyin and Mumbai City hold each other by a draw in their upcoming direct confrontation, Chennaiyin lose in their last match against NorthEast United and Odisha win the upcoming tie against Kerala Blasters.

The last one is within reach of Odisha as Kerala Blasters have experienced 3 defeats of their last 5 games and run out of objectives in this season since they have no chance of entering the playoffs.

However, in order to snatch the important win, Odisha will have to keep a close eye on Kerala Blasters’ star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, who is 2nd best scorer in the league with 13 goals.

Despite the relatively even h2h results between the two, Odisha will most likely to be the winner of this tie owing to their massive motivation.

Odisha vs Kerala Blasters potential lineups:

Odisha: A. Saini, C. Delgado, N. Das, G. Bora, S. Sarangi, M. Tebar, J. Mawihmingthangam, X. Hernandez, M. Pérez, Aridane, D. Lalhlimpuia

Kerala Blasters: R. Paramba, M. Rakip, J. Carneiro, R. Bouli,  V. Drobarov, S. Samad, Cidoncha, P. Karuthadathkuni, H. Narzary, J. Thaunaojam, B. Ogbeche.

Odisha vs Kerala Blasters score predictions: 1-0