BFC Vs ODS Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Invigorated Odisha find themselves settling into their grove at the ideal time.
As the Indian Super League edges towards its business end in the group stages of the 2019-20 instalment, the clamour for a spot in the revered top 4 has reached its pinnacle. And Odisha have managed to hit their stride at exactly the right moment with the side winning four ties in succession to climb all the way to fourth spot.
And when the club take on third placed Bengaluru today, they’ll be having their opponent’s spot in sight. Today’s encounter is more than just a clash between two stalwarts with the winner going on to consolidate its position in third place and with it move one step closer towards ensuring a berth in the ensuing round.
While Odisha are relentless at the moment, Bengaluru elsewhere have hit a rock at the moment. Their 2-0 defeat to Mumbai City the last time around was a calamitous one, seeing them lose for the second time in the space of four days to see them fall off from the position they occupied in the annuls of the points tally.
“Tomorrow’s match is a very important match. We only have 15 more points to play for and Odisha come here with very good momentum. We have also had very good performances at home, except the loss against Mumbai, so we will fight for three points again,” said Bengaluru’s manager Cuadrat when talking about the importance of the encounter.
A tie which is going to be determined by the battle between Bengaluru’s defence and Odisha’s attack, we envisage this to be a riveting affair. Both the units are extremely well matched at the moment, something which should see today’s encounter culminate in a point apiece for either setup.
Probable Playing 11
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Deshorn Brown, Sunil, Ashique Kuruniyan
Arshdeep Singh (GK), Gaurav, Shubham Sarangi, Narayan, Carlos Delgado, Diawandou Diagne, Jerry, Romeo Fernandes, Xisco Hernandez, Marcos Tebar, Aridane Santana
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Bengaluru Vs Odisha
Date And Time: 22nd January, Wednesday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Ashique Kuruniyan
- Arshdeep Singh, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Aridane Santana
Top Goal Scorer
- Sunil: 8 Assists
- Aridane Santana: 9 Goals, 2 Assists
Freekick and Corner Taker
- Erik Paartalu
- Xisco Hernandez
Mumbai City Vs Bengaluru: 2-0
Hyderabad Vs Odisha: 1-2
BFC Vs ODS Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu ended up making six saves for Bengaluru in his foregone encounter, one which saw his return with the man of the match award. The showing was vindictive of the stellar showings he’s put up for his side this term to see us repose faith in the shot stopper for today’s clash.
BFC Vs ODS Dream11 Defenders
Bengaluru might have gone onto concede twice in their bygone outing but that doesn’t take away from the extremely disciplined and responsible defence they come bestowed with at their disposal. With a mere nine goals allowed in the league, the side’s backline has been extremely compact and sound, a discourse which made it befitting for us to rope in a slew of names from the unit’s defence.
With the one goal as well to their name, Juanan and Albert Serran are both being brought in from Bengaluru along with Harmanjot Khabra. Elsewhere, with Odisha having massively bolstered their defence to concede just twice in their last four encounters, we are getting in Shubham Sarangi as the lone pick.
BFC Vs ODS Dream11 Midfielders
Having piled on the eight goals in their last four encounters, Odisha will be looking to emulate the same intricate attacking plays which have seen them make massive strides in the points tally. We begin with Xisco Hernandez from the outfit, someone who with the five goals in his kitty more than justifies his pick as the first player in this docket.
Marcos Tebar will be joining him for the upcoming contest while we are getting in a duo from Bengaluru as well. It comprises of Erik Paartalu, someone whose flair and calibre has seen him score twice for his side along with contributing with the two assists as well.
The four assists in his artillery see Dimas Delgado wrap up our one-two from the unit for the encounter.
BFC Vs ODS Dream11 Strikers
With five goals in his last four encounters, ones which have taken his tally up to the nine goals this season, Aridane Santana was always going to be a must have pick for us. The player has been in imperious touch off late, the mainstay of Odisha’s resurgence in the league.
Elsewhere with 8 goals, Sunil Chettri comes in to complete our Dream 11 side of the day from Bengaluru.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Santana will captain our team for the day while Sunil is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.