Odisha FC (OFC) will take on NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) in the 24th match of Indian Super League 2021-22 at Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama, Goa on Friday, December 10.

OFC have looked the most improved side in the ongoing edition of ISL under new head coach Kiko Ramírez. Having started their campaign by defeating a much-fancied Bengaluru side 3-1, the Juggernauts followed it up with a 6-4 win over SC East Bengal. 

However, Odisha suffered a 1-2 defeat against Kerala Blasters FC on Sunday and will look to return to winning ways against NorthEast. With six points from three matches, OFC are currently placed fifth in the standings.

NorthEast United FC, on the other hand, bounced back with a 2-1 win over FC Goa after making a disappointing start to their ISL 8 season. The Highlanders have lost to Bengaluru FC (2-4) and Chennaiyin FC (1-2) and also played a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters. NEUFC are currently eighth in the ISL 2021-22 standings with four points from as many matches.

OFC vs NEUFC Dream11 prediction

NorthEast United FC and Odisha FC have clashed four times in the Indian Super League, with the Highlanders winning twice, Odisha triumphing once besides also playing out a draw. Going by recent form and team combination, Odisha FC will start as favourites against NorthEast United FC on Friday.

OFC vs NEUFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward 

Aridai Suarez has been one of the standout players for Odisha FC in the ongoing edition of Indian Super League. The 33-year-old Spanish footballer has netted three goals in as many matches so far. Having joined Odisha FC ahead of ISL 2021-22, Aridai Suarez has already accumulated 174 fantasy points and is a must-have in any fantasy football team. 

Top tip: Best midfielder

Odisha FC talisman Javier Hernandez has been simply sensational in ISL 8 so far. The former ATK Mohun Bagan midfielder has scored thrice and also provided two assists in three matches. Having amassed 261 fantasy points this season, picking Javier Hernandez in any fantasy team is a no-brainer.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

NorthEast United FC left-back Provat Lakra has been impressive in the ongoing ISL. The 24-year-old has played all four matches for the Highlanders and worked tirelessly on the left. Along with his defensive qualities, Lakra has been equally effective going forward. Lakra has accumulated 82 fantasy points and is likely to add more points to his name on Friday.

For the goalkeeper spot, NorthEast United captain Subhasish Roy Chowdhury will be the preferred choice over Kamaljit Singh of Odisha FC. The former Jamshedpur FC custodian made some crucial saves against FC Goa, helping them bag three valuable points on Matchday 4. At just 8.5 credits, Subhasish could be a good buy in any fantasy team.

OFC vs NEUFC probable playing XI

OFC playing XI (probable): Kamaljit Singh (goalkeeper); Hendry Antonay, Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara; Vinit Rai (captain), Thoiba Singh; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Suarez, Isak Vanlalruatfela; Javier Hernandez

NEUFC playing XI (probable): Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (captain and goalkeeper), Provat Lakra, Hernán Santana, Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar, Sehnaj Singh, Khassa Camara, Mathias Coureur, Rochharzela,  Lalkhawpuimawia, V.P. Suhair

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