Odisha FC (OFC) will host Bengaluru FC (BFC) at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on October 27 to kickstart matchweek four of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 PM IST.
The Kalinga Warriors began their campaign with an entertaining 3-2 win over Jamshedpur where they scored two goals towards the end of the game to ensure a winning start to their season.
However, they lost to Mumbai 2-0 in the following clash but won the previous match 2-1 against Kerala Blasters. Hence, Odisha will be looking for another win to garner some consistency as the league table starts to take shape.
On the other hand, Bengaluru have also made an inconsistent start to their ISL 2022-23 campaign.
BFC won their opening game against Northeast United 1-0 thanks to an 86-minute goal by defender Alan Costa. Nonetheless, they are winless in the last two games, drawing 1-1 and losing 1-0 against Chennaiyin and Hyderabad, respectively.
Scoring goals has been a major concern for the Simon Grayson-coached side, as they have found the back of the net only twice this season - the second lowest among the participating teams after bottom-placed Northeast United.
The two teams currently occupy the third and the fifth positions in the ISL 2022-23 points table. Odisha sit third, level on points with second-placed FC Goa, whereas Bengaluru are fifth with four points from three games.
Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC head-to-head in Indian Super League
The two teams have faced each other on 10 occasions in ISL history. BFC have won six matches while OFC emerged victorious three times.
Only one game has ended in a stalemate, a 1-1 draw in ISL 2020-21 season, where Odisha’s Diego Mauricio and Bengaluru’s Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu scored in a tightly-contested game.
In addition to the ISL, the two sides have squared off once in the Durand Cup earlier this year, with Bengaluru winning the knockout match 2-1 in extra time.
With the head-to-head statistics favouring Bengaluru, one can expect the Blues to win this encounter as well.
Where to watch Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC Indian Super League 2022-23 match live in India?
The Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC ISL 2022-23 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 3, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC Indian Super League 2022-23 match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website and the Jio TV platform.
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