With hopes of qualifying for the semifinal playoffs hanging by a thread, Bengaluru FC (BFC) will need nothing lower than three factors when it meets Odisha FC within the ISL on the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Monday.
The twin defeats to Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC have left Marco Pezzaiuoli’s males in sixth place (23 factors from 17 matches), 4 factors adrift of fourth-placed Kerala Blasters, regardless of having performed a recreation extra. One extra loss will nearly eradicate the aspect from the race.
BFC will welcome left-back Roshan Naorem, who has assisted six targets this season, after a suspension. But it would miss goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu by means of sickness and midfielder Suresh Wangjam due to ankle hassle, which is most probably to finish his season. Ashique Kuruniyan and Jayesh Rane are but to get well from accidents.
Like the 2018-19 champion, Odisha too has an out of doors probability of sneaking into the top-four, positioned because it is only one level under BFC. But it has received solely considered one of its final six outings and can be anticipating a repeat of the win it recorded towards BFC earlier within the season, a convincing 3-1 triumph.
Odisha can be banking on striker Jonathas Cristian, who has scored in every of the final 5 matches.