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Mumbai City FC Vs Odisha FC: Build-up

The Islanders began their current campaign in ISL 2022-23 with a 3-3 draw against defending champions Hyderabad FC. The Juggernauts kicked off proceedings with a 3-2 victory, secured by an injury-time winner by Diego Mauricio against Jamshedpur FC.

Both sides have come into the season with lofty ambitions. Hence, it is critical for them to get into some good momentum early on in the campaign.

Head coach Des Buckingham had expressed contentment after a hard-fought draw against Hyderabad in the opening game. However, the Islanders did not arguably look convincing in their gameplay for a major portion of the match.

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It is important that they brush aside any rustiness and get in groove swiftly in order to avoid slipping down. Moreover, Mumbai City return to the Arena after two seasons and they will be excited to put up a spirited performance in front of the West Coast Brigade.

Odisha will be eager to shred off the image of a perennial mid-table finisher under the dynamic tutelage of Josep Gombau. It is always positive to get the season rolling with a spirited comeback victory like the one that Odisha FC secured against Jamshedpur.

The team will be edging to reiterate their mettle against Buckingham’s men on Saturday. At stake are three points against an opponent that can really help Gombau make a solid statement early in the campaign.

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