ISL 2002-21 FC Goa vs Odisha The men of FC-Lobera try to regain the Top 4 place against Odisha; Watch FCG vs OFC live streaming online on Hotstar; FC Goa hopes to end their streak of draws and bolster their playoff chances with a win when they face stragglers Odisha FC in the Indian Super League on Wednesday.
When the ISL season was halfway through, few would have looked past FC Goa when predicting the possible semi-finalists. But six draws later, they almost keep it up.
When they take on Odisha FC at Fatorda Stadium, Juan Ferrando’s men will compete to break the unwanted streak.
Goa is currently fourth, level on points with Hyderabad fifth and only two points behind Bengaluru FC in sixth place.
Ferrando knows that the game against bottom dwellers Odisha is their best chance of scoring full points between the three remaining games. However, he has to deal with multiple absences.
“We have some injuries. But I’m not afraid, because we have a very good team ”, said Ferrando on the eve of the match.
“The problem is that we only had two days to prepare. But I’m not upset about the players because we have a very good squad and everyone can help the team, ”he added.
Goa has made a habit of returning to the salvage points after falling behind, which they did during their last draw against Chennaiyin FC.
No team has scored more points after the first goal than them. Still, Ferrando has to wonder why his team only wakes up after falling behind.
“Right now, our mindset is to keep working,” he said.
“It is not possible to change more details. I hope these draws will be victories in the future. “
On the other hand, Odisha trudges from defeat to defeat. The season’s stats make for a bleak reading for them. They’ve lost 10 games, the most of any team and kept only one zero, the least on each side.
It’s been eight games since they last tasted a win. In their last three games, they conceded no fewer than nine goals.
However, their interim head coach Gerald Peyton sounded confident ahead of the game against Goa.
“I’ll stick to the facts,” he said.
“Goa is a good passing team. I know how they will play against us. I know their tactics. Without giving away tactics, we will play a certain way. It becomes important that we start right from the beginning. “
ISL 2020-21 Updated points table
FC Goa in points table: 5th
Odisha FC in points table: 11th
|1||ATK Mohun Bagan||17||11||3||3||23||10||13||26|
|3||North East United||17||6||3||8||24||21||3||26|
|9||SC East Bengal||17||3||6||8||15||22||-7||17|