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ISL 2019-20: Odisha FC vs ATK match prediction, preview and where to watch

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Published 22 Nov 2019, 14:10 IST
22 Nov 2019, 14:10 IST

Odisha FC play their first
Odisha FC play their first "home" game of the season

Odisha FC play their first home game of ISL 2019-20 on Sunday evening, when they host high-flying ATK at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. With the Kalinga Stadium not yet ready after the renovation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Odisha have been forced to move this game to Pune, along with their next two scheduled home games.

Josep Gombau's men somewhat redeemed their start to the campaign with an away win in Mumbai, followed by a draw in Kerala, after two losses in their first two games against Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United.

ATK, on the other hand, are flying high. They rectified an opening day loss in Kerala with three successive wins before the international break, and with Roy Krishna and David Williams firing on all cylinders, they definitely go into this game as favourites.


Odisha FC vs ATK: Match information

Date: 24th November 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune


Odisha FC vs ATK: Team news

Odisha FC don't really have any injury troubles, but Josep Gombau is still looking for his best lineup, with his defensive setup in particular not really showing any consistency in terms of the selection. Shubham Sarangi has not really blended into his new role as a right-back, but the manager has put his faith in the youngster, and that is unlikely to change.

ATK, on the other hand, are likely to be without Pronay Halder, who picked up an injury in the game against Oman in Muscat while on national duty in the World Cup qualifiers. Sehnaj Singh or Jayesh Rane are likely to start in midfield, alongside Carl McHugh, in Halder's absence.

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Edu Garcia, who has three goals off the bench this season, could also be in line for a first start of the season, in place of Javi Hernandez.


Odisha FC vs ATK: Probable lineups

Odisha FC: Francisco Dorronsoro, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Rana Gharami, Narayan Das, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Xisco Hernandez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Aridane Santana

ATK: Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal, Agus Garcia, Anas Edathodika, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Sehnaj Singh, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, David Williams, Roy Krishna


Odisha FC vs ATK: ISL form guide

Odisha FC: D-W-L-L

ATK: W-W-W-L


Odisha FC vs ATK head-to-head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in their current form in the ISL, with the Delhi Dynamos having rechristened themselves as Odisha FC at the start of this season.

Delhi Dynamos faced ATK ten times, winning only twice.

Odisha FC (As Delhi Dynamos) wins - 2

ATK wins - 4

Draws - 4


Odisha FC vs ATK prediction

With ATK's attack firing on all cylinders, and Odisha yet blowing hot and cold, it is hard to see how Josep Gombau's men can stop the ATK train from rolling on smoothly. Aridane Santana and Xisco might have something to say, but ATK should have too much for Odisha to deal with.

Prediction: Odisha FC 1-3 ATK

Modified 23 Nov 2019, 23:35 IST
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