Odisha FC look for back-to-back wins in the Kalinga Super Cup 2024 as they face new I-league outfit Inter Kashi in their second Group D game.
ODI vs IK Match Details
Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Time: 19:30 (IST)
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
ODI vs IK Match Preview
Hosts Odisha FC triumphed 1-0 over Bengaluru FC in the rematch of the last edition’s Super Cup final to make a positive start to 2024. The sole goal of the game came from Ahmed Jahouh’s powerful free-kick was misjudged by Bengaluru FC’s keeper Sahil Poonia in the 21st minute. Although the Juggernauts did not add more to their scoring, it was a comfortable victory for them over the Blues who were a man down after Ryan Williams was shown a straight red at the break. Sergio Lobera’s side extended their unbeaten record to 12 games in all competitions and picked up their 10th victory of the season with another three points landing them within touching distance of a semi-final spot. The holders will have to beat FC Goa in the final group game to seal the top place in the group but they could do it earlier if they defeat Inter Kashi in their match and Bengaluru FC pick up a win against the Gaurs in the other clash of the day.
Inter Kashi will be desperate not to repeat the outcome of their Kalinga Super Cup opener against FC Goa where they lost 2-1. Despite putting in an excellent effort against an unbeaten ISL side, their resistance was broken near the hour mark. Substitute Gyamar Nikum managed to pull one back with 20-odd minutes to play plus stoppage time after Kashi went two goals down but a comeback was not forthcoming. However, Carlos Santamarina will be encouraging his players about the performance they produced facing a tough opponent ahead of facing the defending champions in their second group game. Another difficult outing for the new corporate entry in the I-League but this sort of game they will cherish, regardless of the result, building up their dream of making it into the top flight in future. Inter Kashi’s Super Cup campaign will be over with a second defeat in a row although they will have to put up a strong fight.
ODI vs IK Recent Form (all competitions)
ODI vs IK Recent Form (Kalinga Super Cup 2024)
ODI vs IK Predicted Lineups
ODI: Lalthuammawia Ralte; Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Delgado, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Princeton Rebello, Ahmed Jahouh, Puitea; Roy Krishna, Diego Mauricio, Isak Vanlalruatfela
IK: Arindam Bhattacharya; Anil Chawan, Sumeet Passi, Kojam Beyong, Sandip Mandi; Fran Gomez, Julen Pérez, Edmund Lalrindika, Haobam Singh, Gyamar Nikum; Mario Barco
ODI vs IK Dream11 Team Prediction
Odisha FC are favorites to win against Inter Kashi to set up a group decider against FC Goa in the next game.
ODI vs IK Dream11 Top picks
Captain Pick: Ahmed Jahouh
Vice-captain Picks: Roy Krishna, Diego Mauricio
Others: Mourtada Fall, Mario Barco
Our top pick for the ODI vs IK Dream11 team is Ahmed Jahouh for captain with Roy Krishna and Diego Mauricio for vice-captain choices.
ODI vs IK Dream11 Team Suggestion
GK: Arindam (7.5)
DEF: Amey (8), Fall (8.5), Jerry (8)
MID: Nikum (8), Jahouh (8.5), Puitea (7.5), J Lamela (9),
FW: Krishna (8.5), Barco (9), Mauricio (9)
Captain: Ahmed Jahouh
Vice-captain: Roy Krishna
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