Odisha FC face a rejuvenated Punjab FC in Delhi in consecutive away fixtures in ISL 2023/24.
Punjab FC vs Odisha FC Match Details
Date: Tuesday, 26 December 2023
Time: 20:00 (IST)
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Punjab FC vs Odisha FC Match Preview
After 10 games of suffering since being the first promoted side to the ISL, Punjab FC picked up their first-ever victory in the league by defeating Chennaiyin FC 1-0. This time the Shers managed to hold onto their lead, after failing to do so on three other occasions, with Medih Talal scoring the 78th minute winner in the historical evening last Monday. Keeping their third clean sheet of the season, head coach Staikos Vergetis feels he finally has a result to bring motivation into the squad for the Super Cup in 2024 and the latter half of the season. Another win for the season and at home in their final game of the year will take them within two-point reach of the playoff places. That will be huge for the team who want to close 2023 on a brighter note. This will be the first meeting between the sides.
However, Punjab FC's opponent will be Odisha FC in top form and unbeaten in the last nine games in all competitions. The Juggernauts collected seven wins, in that period, of which four came in the ISL. Despite that, Sergio Lebera’s side will not be pleased about not moving up the ladder from the fifth spot on the ISL table after a frustrating goalless draw against East Bengal in Kolkata. The attack that found the back of the net each time in the league this season could only muster more than one shot on target in the game. Odisha FC will want the statistics to change quickly as they take on another robust defence in Punjab FC in simultaneous away fixtures in the league. The chance for the team now to move third on the ISL table overtaking Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan Super Giant.
Punjab FC vs Odisha FC Recent Form (ISL)
Punjab FC vs Odisha FC Predicted Lineups
Kiran Chemjong; Khaiminthang Lhungdim, Suresh Meitei, Dimitrios Chatziisaias, Nitesh Darjee; Amarjit Kiyam, Asish Pradhan; Samuel Kynshi, Medih Talal, Krishnananda Singh; Juan Mera
Amrinder Singh; Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Delgado, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Puitea; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Diego Mauricio, Aniket Jadhav
PUN vs ODI Dream11 Team Prediction
Odisha FC are the favorites to secure all three points against Punjab FC despite the I-League winners securing their first ISL win.
PUN vs ODI Dream11 Top picks
Captain Pick: Ahmed Jahouh
Vice-captain Picks: Juan Mera, Diego Mauricio
Others: Medih Talal, Mourtada Fall, Lhungdim
Our top picks for the PUN vs ODI Dream11 team are Ahmed Janouh, Diego Mauricio and Juan Mera.
PUN vs ODI Dream11 Team Suggestion
GK: Amrinder (7.5)
DEF: Kotal (8.5), Fall (8.5), Lhungdim (8.5)
MID: Jerry M (8.5), Janouh (8), Puitea (8), Talal (7.5), K Singh (8)
FW: Mera (9), Mauricio (9)
Captain: Ahmed Jahouh
Vice-captain: Juan Mera
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