BFC vs ODS Dream11: Bengaluru FC will be aiming to return to winning ways when they play host to the high-flying Odisha FC in the Indian Super League at Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Blues lost 2-0 to Mumbai City in the last round, tumbling down to 3rd on the table as a result, while Odisha are the hottest team in the ISL on current form, and come into this game on the back of a four-game winning run. That streak has catapulted Odisha to fourth on the table, with a win here enough to push them above Carles Cuadrat's men on the table.
Host: Bengaluru FC Visitors: Odisha FC Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium Capacity: 25,810 Match Timing: Wednesday, January 22, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Bengaluru FC to win: 1.90 (9/10), Probability to happen: 52.63% Odisha FC to win: 3.50 (5/2), Probability to happen: 28.57% Draw: 3.50 (5/2), Probability to happen: 28.57%
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Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC Team News:
Bengaluru FC Team News:
The home team will go into the game with a clean bill of health. But head coach Carles Cuadrat may still ring changes to the playing 11 that was beaten 2-0 by Mumbai in the last game.
How Bengaluru FC may line-up?
Not only the result was hard to take for Cuadrat but he wouldn't be happy with the errors his backline made against the Islanders. It was only the second time that the champions conceded more than 1 goal this season.
That said, Bengaluru remains the team with the watertight defence, having conceded only nine goals in the league. So expect the backline from the last game, including the goalkeeper, to start against Odisha.
The problem lies in the attacking department and on the flanks. Beyond Sunil Chhetri, who has 8 league goals, Bengaluru has received no meaningful contribution from its players, with striker Manuel Onwu still without a goal.
Even Indian stars Ashique Kuruniyan and Udanta Singh have shone have performed in fits and starts only.
Captain options from Bengaluru FC:
Sunil Chhetri is the danger man for Bengaluru. The Indian international has scored more than half of Bengaluru‘s goals this season. With Bengaluru at home, he looks the safest choice here.
The midfield duo of Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado have been solid all season. They are the wall in the midfield and are the consistent performers in this team. Not as a captain in the Small Leagues, but the duo should be in your team or at least one.
Odisha FC team news:
Josep Gombau has turned the corner around for this team as Odisha are now right in the mix for the playoffs. They are on a four-game winning run and have scored two goals in each of those wins.
Gombau has no reason whatsoever to flirt with the playing 11 and we expect the same players lining-up against Bengaluru that won 1-2 at Hyderabad FC in the last match.
Captain options from Odisha FC:
Who else but the league's leading scorer Aridane Santana. He has nine goals this season, with five of those coming in the last four games, including two in the last round.
Odisha‘s improved show is also down to mojo at the back, with the team keeping two shut outs in the last four games.
Dora and Carlos Delgado both have stood out at the back, while wing-backs, Sarangi and Das, have been impressive both as defensive players and with their offensive contribution.
Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC predicted playing 11:
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Harmanjot Khabra, Ashique Kuruniyan / Udanta Singh, Manuel Onwu / Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri Odisha FC: Francisco Dorronosoro (GK), Diawandou Diagne, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana