Match preview Indian Super League: Odisha FC - NorthEast United at Kalinga Stadium

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Competition: India Indian Super League
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kalinga Stadium (20000 seats)

With their 8 point advantage in the league table, Odisha FC fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against NorthEast United.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

It's quite the trip for NorthEast United when visiting Odisha FC as the cities are 1900 kilometers apart.

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Odisha FC form and stats

4 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats. That’s what Odisha FC have to build on here at Kalinga Stadium in the Indian Super League.

Odisha FC's last game was hosting NorthEast United (placed 9th) and winning 2-1. A defeat was the result before that one, 1-3 away at Atlético de Kolkata.

Arshdeep Singh loved the game against NorthEast United. With a stunning six saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 2-1 victory.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Odisha FC matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, zero draws and zero defeats (from one game).

A decent goal production from Odisha FC in their home games so far, with 11 goals from 7 league matches. Odisha FC have conceded 8 in these home matches.

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NorthEast United form and stats

There's been little loot from NorthEast United's travels as they have only collected 6 points from 8 away games in the Indian Super League. NorthEast United only have 1 win to counter their 4 defeats and 3 draws. NorthEast United are desperate to end a eleven-game winless run, as they haven't won a game since the Hyderabad fixture. Bitter travels for NorthEast United as they have lost four games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Kerala Blasters match.

There were no winners in NorthEast United's previous match, a Indian Super League home game that ended 3-3 vs Jamshedpur (placed 7th). Preceding that match was the 0-0 draw at home vs Kerala Blasters.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Jamshedpur was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and NorthEast United playing away, we found two games. Results were zero away wins, one draw and one home win.

Goals are few and far between in NorthEast United's away league games. Only 3 goals from 8 travels. NorthEast United have conceded 8 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Odisha FC - NorthEast United 2-1 earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Odisha FC, three draws and four wins for NorthEast United. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

Odisha FCA. Santana Cabrera
A. Santana Cabrera
9 goals
Odisha FCF. Hernández Marcos
F. Hernández Marcos
5 goals
Odisha FCM. Onwu Villafranca
M. Onwu Villafranca
4 goals

Odisha FC missing players

NorthEast United missing players

Odisha FC NorthEast United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
17 8 2 Played P 2 8 15
7 5 2 Won W 0 1 2
3 1 0 Drew D 0 3 7
7 2 0 Lost L 2 4 6
24 13 5 Scored S 0 3 12
27 9 3 Conceded C 3 8 21
88% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 87%
82% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 50% 67%
71% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 33%
29% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 20%
18% 25% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
59% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 40%
24% 38% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 20%
29% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 62% 53%
 
4.9 6 3.5 Corners for (avg) C F 9.5 4.8 4.8
5.9 6.4 5.5 Corners against (avg) C A 7 7 6
2.4 2.6 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2 2.5
2 1 1 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
187 89 21 Total Shots T S 25 74 148
66 36 10 Shots on Target S O 8 21 50
36% 36% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 14% 24%
Key stats in Indian Super League this season:
  • NorthEast United has the fewest scored goals (12)
  • NorthEast United has the fewest scored goals (3) away
  • NorthEast United has the fewest scored goals in the first half (4)
  • NorthEast United has the fewest scored goals in the second half (8)
  • NorthEast United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Odisha FC has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0)
  • Odisha FC have scored at least twice as many goals at home as NorthEast United have scored away.
  • Odisha FC have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Goa 17 11 3 3 41 23 9 7 1 1 23 8 8 4 2 2 18 15 18 36
2 Atlético de Kolkata 16 10 3 3 30 11 8 6 1 1 17 5 8 4 2 2 13 6 19 33
3 Bengaluru 16 8 5 3 19 9 8 6 1 1 14 4 8 2 4 2 5 5 10 29
4 Mumbai City 17 7 5 5 25 28 8 4 1 3 12 13 9 3 4 2 13 15 -3 26
5 Chennaiyin 15 6 4 5 26 23 9 4 3 2 16 10 6 2 1 3 10 13 3 22
6 Odisha FC 16 6 3 7 22 26 7 4 1 2 11 8 9 2 2 5 11 18 -4 21
7 Jamshedpur 17 4 6 7 22 30 8 3 3 2 11 11 9 1 3 5 11 19 -8 18
8 Kerala Blasters 16 3 6 7 23 27 8 2 4 2 15 14 8 1 2 5 8 13 -4 15
9 NorthEast United 15 2 7 6 12 21 7 1 4 2 9 13 8 1 3 4 3 8 -9 13
10 Hyderabad 17 1 4 12 16 38 9 1 4 4 9 13 8 0 0 8 7 25 -22 7

Read more about Indian Super League

The Indian Super League is one of two top level football leagues in India (the other is I-League). It is officially known as the Hero Indian Super League. The season runs from September to March with ten teams playing two fixtures against each other. The top four teams in the league table enter a championship playoff.