The Kerala Blasters and Odisha FC will be playing for pride in their final game of the Indian Super League this season as they’ve crashed out from the race to the knockouts. Odisha FC is currently at the 6th spot with 24 points with seven wins, three draws and seven defeats, whereas, Kerala Blasters is a spot below with 18 points on board with four wins, six draws and seven defeats.
Date- Sunday, February 23
Kick-Off- 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Kalinga Stadium
Arshdeep should keep between the sticks, while Sarangi, Bora, Delgado and Das could form the defensive backline. Vinit and Tebar are likely to be the central midfielders, while Guedes, Xisco and Nandha should feature in the advanced role, with Onwu likely to lead the attack.
Bartholow Ogbeche and R.M Bouli should lead the attack, while Samad and Nazary could feature up wide. Sergio Cidoncha and Gning are likely to be made available in central midfield. Carneiro, Drobarov, Gaikwad and Ruatthara should form the line of defence.
ODS (Expected Playing 11)- Arshdeep; Sarangi, Bora, Delgado, Das; Vinit, Tebar; Guedes, Xisco, Nandha; Onwu
KBFC (Expected Playing 11)- Bilal; Ruatthara, Gaikwad, Drobarov, Carneiro; Gning, Cidoncha; Narzary, R.M Bouli, Samad; Ogbeche
In spite of Kerala Blasters underwhelming season, Bartholomew Ogbeche has been at his brilliant best. The centre forward has bagged 13 goals, an assist and has completed 280 passes from 15 games this season.
Manuel Onwu can be lethal on the final third from Odisha FC’s end. Onwu has four goals, two assists and has completed 126 passes from nine games this season.
R.M Bouli is can be effective on the attack as well for Kerala Blasters. Bouli has seven goals, an assist and has completed 324 passes from 16 games this season.
Xisco Hernandez could pack a punch from the advanced role for Odisha FC. Hernandez has five goals, two assists and has completed 602 passes from 17 games this season.
Kerala Blasters has some quality in attack and could end up bagging three points by the end of 90 minutes.
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