Odisha FC and Goa FC face each other in the ISL for the first time this season as both the teams try to secure a stable and strong position in the league. FC Goa having won only one match and losing one has a lot to prove back and put their mellow form away and get back to winning ways. Whereas Odisha FC has a very important and crucial task of securing their first three points of the season. Odisha FC has a good Brazilian striker to their helm who has already scored twice for them in this campaign, hopes and pressure of more goals lies on him. But for FC Goa things are quite different as they have the top scorer Igor Angulo in their team, Igor is a prolific striker who is also a contender for the golden boot.
Statistically, FC Goa (50) have taken more shots on goal than Odisha FC (41) also Odisha FC have scored only two goals this campaign which makes it difficult for Odisha FC to have a stronghold over FC Goa, but still, a good game and a single chance on goal can change the proposition of the game, with conceding (6) goals. It will be a crucial match for Odisha FC as they seek their first win and FC Goa hoping to pounce into the top 4. Both the teams will play their 5th match today at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim at 7:30 PM IST.
“If you watch the goals [that we have conceded this season], against Bengaluru FC it was from throw-ins, Mumbai City FC and North-East were penalties. I am happy because the team is good but it’s all about maintaining the intensity in my defense. It’s very important that we are more aggressive.” – Juan FerrandoVia Pre-match Press Conference
“Goa has a set way of playing and they stick to it. It’s important that we don’t allow them to gain some momentum. We have to be a constant threat. We have to be able to deal with them properly. They are one of the better teams and they deserve our respect.” – Stuart BaxterVia Pre-match Press Conference
ODISHA FC 1 – 3 FC GOA