KBFC vs ODS Dream11 : Two sides in search of their second win in the league enter the fray of today’s encounter.
Our opponents of the day both might have just the one win from three matches apiece but the current form of either side couldn’t be in more stark contrast. Where Kerala Blasters have failed to win a match after their league opener win, Odisha finally managed to record their first triumph in three the last time around.
Changing their base and identity to Odisha for the ongoing edition of the league, the one thing the unit was finding treacherous to overhaul was their from. The current season of the Indian Super League saw them being routed in their opening two matches before the side managed to make amends for their languishing form with a comprehensive 4-2 win over Mumbai City the last time around.
“Last season, we missed a lot of chances. This year, we played three and scored six goals – that is the second-best after three games. We have a lot of young talent in India. We come here with a strong mentality and are completely convinced that we can get three points,” said Odisha’s coach Gombau.
The win saw them move to 6th place in the league standings, a position they’ll be looking to further consolidate come today’s encounter against a Kerala Blasters side who albeit have the same points are on a two match losing spree at the moment. They were defeated by Hyderabad in their last outing with the side failing to string together goal scoring opportunities, having managed to find the goal on just 3 occasions in their three matches.
Probable Playing 11
Bilal Khan, Gianni Zuiverloon, Mohammad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Jairo Rodriguez, Sergio Cidoncha, Moustapha Gning, Sahal Abdul Samad, K Prasanth, Rahul KP, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Francisco Dorronsoro, Narayan, Shubham Sarangi, Rana Gharami, Mohammad, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Diawandou Diagne, Aridane Santana, Jerry
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Kerala Blasters Vs Odisha
Date And Time: 8th November, Friday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Bilal Khan, Gianni Zuiverloon, Sergio Cidoncha, Bartholomew Ogbeche
- Francisco Dorronsoro, Shubham Sarangi, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana
Top Goal Scorer
- Bartholomew Ogbeche: 2 Goals
- Xisco Hernandez: 2 Goals
KBFC vs ODS Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Where Kerala Blasters have failed to fathom up goal scoring opportunities, the side haven’t been massively impressive at the back either. The side have shipped in four goals in three matches and up against a side who have scored 6 times, Kerala Blasters are going to be up against an onslaught of shots today.
It sees us pick up their goal-keeper Bilal Khan for this encounter with the shot stopper set to come across a carnage, one which should see him rake up some good save points.
KBFC vs ODS Dream11 Defenders
If Kerala Blasters have been an agonising sight to behold in defence Odisha haven’t managed to do any better. The side have gone onto leak in the six goals in three matches with the final 10 minutes of all their encounters seeing the side concede. With two sides who have gone onto concede 10 times in between them taking to the middle, a cleansheet looks to be the last thing we’ll be regaled in, a narrative which sees us opt for the bare minimum of three requisite players in this docket.
We have a partnership come into our side from Odisha with Shubham Sarangi and Rana Gharami coming into our side while from the opposition we have gone in with the attackingly inclined Gianni Zuiverloon.
KBFC vs ODS Dream11 Midfielders
They struggled to score in their opening two matches but a 4-2 rout of Mumbai the last time around saw Odisha finally find the goals they were craving for so much. It was a display which was vindictive to the immense myriad players prevelant in the side and with Kerala Blasters being stricken with injuries for this match, we envision this being a match where Odisha emulate their rousing display from last time.
It sees us begin with Xisco Hernandez, the side’s leading goal scorer with the two goals to his name with Marcos Tebar and Diawandou Diagne giving him company for this one. From the opposition meanwhile we have gone in with the worldclass Mouhamadou Moustapha Gning and Sergio Cidoncha, two players who in between are capable of capitalising on an opposition defence vulnerable to losing its way.
KBFC vs ODS Dream11 Strikers
If there’s one player who Kerala Blasters have at their disposal who can leave the opposition flummoxed and pile on the goals today, it’s their leading goal scorer in the form of their striker and two goal man Bartholomew Ogbeche. He comes in for us while from the other side we have Aridane Santana bring an end to our outfit for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Hernandez will be our captain for the match with Ogbeche being selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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