Odisha FC will host Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 fixture on October 23 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The match is scheduled to commence at 7:30 PM IST.
The Kalinga Warriors kick-started their campaign with a thrilling comeback win over Jamshedpur FC. After trailing 2-0 within the first 10 minutes, Odisha FC raced ahead courtesy of Brazilian forward Diego Mauricio’s brace and Indian midfielder Issac Vanmalsawma’s goal to win by 3-2.
However, they failed to capitalise on that win as they went down 2-0 to 2020-21 champions Mumbai City FC in their previous fixture.
On the other hand, Kerala Blasters FC have also had a similar start to their ISL 2022-23 campaign.
KBFC won their opening game against East Bengal FC by 3-1 thanks to a brace by substitute midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi. Nonetheless, a 5-2 loss against ATK Mohun Bagan FC put brakes on the positive start, leaving coach Ivan Vukomanovic with plenty of defensive woes.
The two teams currently occupy the eighth and the ninth positions in the league table with the same goal difference. However, Kerala Blasters find themselves in a better position due to more goals scored.
Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters FC head-to-head in Indian Super League
The two teams have faced each other on 18 occasions in ISL history, with Kerala Blasters winning on six instances and Odisha FC emerging victorious five times.
As many as seven games have ended in stalemate, including an eight-goal thriller in the 2019-20 season’s group stage which finished 4-4 after 90 minutes.
In addition to ISL, the sides have squared off once in the Durand Cup earlier this year, with Odisha FC winning the group stage fixture 2-0.
Where to watch Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Indian Super League 2022-23 match live in India?
The Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL 2022-23 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 3, Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels in India.
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