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East Bengal vs Odisha Preview: Winless sides set for ISL draw

02 Jan 2021
Ramesh Jegatheeswaran 02 Jan 2021
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  • East Bengal vs Odisha preview for the Indian Super League fixture from Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday
  • Both teams are yet to win and a draw is predicted in the bottom of the table clash.
  • Full match preview, team news and predictions.
Bright Enobakhare
Bright Enobakhare is set to make his ISL debut for East Bengal (Getty Images)

East Bengal Form

East Bengal have moved off the foot of the Indian Super League table followed back-to-back draws, the latest being a 2-2 stalemate against Chennaiyin in their last game.

Robbie Fowler's side found themselves behind twice but two Matti Steinmann equalisers earned a point. It was a third draw in their last four games for the ISL newcomers.

Having started with three straight defeats to ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City and NorthEast United, East Bengal picked up a first point in the ISL courtesy of a 0-0 draw with Jamshedpur.

They lost 3-2 to Hyderabad, before drawing their last two matches. A 1-1 stalemate with Kerala Blasters was followed by the draw with Chennaiyin. 

Odisha Form

Odisha ended a four-game losing run with a 2-2 draw against NorthEast United last time, although the result keeps them rooted to the foot of the table.

It has been a tough start to the season for Stuart Baxter's side, who have picked up just two points from seven games.

A draw with Jamshedpur earned the first point, and an equaliser from Cole Alexander sealed a 2-2 draw with NorthEast United. Diego Mauricio was also on the mark in the stalemate.

Odisha have lost to Hyderabad, ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City, Goa and Bengaluru in their winless start to the season. 

Team News

Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare is in line for his debut after joining East Bengal for the remainder of the season. Forward Aaron Amadi-Holloway has still yet to make his first start and could remain sidelined.

Odisha are likely to stick with the same side that earned a draw against NorthEast United. That means Brazilian midfielder Marcelinho will have to make do with a subsitute role having been on the bench in the last four games.

Head to Head

This is the first meeting between East Bengal and Odisha.

East Bengal vs Odisha Predictions

Both sides will be searching for a first win of the season in the bottom of the table clash. A draw is tipped between the strugglers with East Bengal having earned a share of the points in three of their last four matches.

  • East Bengal are yet to win in their 7 matches since joining the Indian Super League.
  • East Bengal have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
  • Odisha have failed to win any of their 7 matches this season (Indian Super League).
  • Odisha drew their last match to end a 4-game losing run (Indian Super League).

East Bengal vs Odisha

What is the best bet for East Bengal vs Odisha?

Both sides are yet to win this season and a draw is predicted between the bottom two sides.

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Where is East Bengal vs Odisha being played?

East Bengal vs Odisha is being played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama, India.