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Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC: Build-up

After playing two consecutive away games, Bengaluru FC will return home on Friday to take on Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The Blues got their fourth win of the season in their last outing against NorthEast United. They defeated the Highlanders 2-1 at Guwahati. Simon Grayson and his men will look to capitalise on last week’s win and display a spirited performance at home to get three points.

Odisha FC got back to winning ways against East Bengal in their last outing to finish their four-game winless run. It was yet another comeback win by Odisha against their favourite rival East Bengal in which they linched the game 3-1. The win took them to fifth place and cemented their place among the top six (for the time being). Josep Gombau will not want his team to suffer any more setback at this moment, especially against a struggling Bengaluru FC. Thus, we can expect Odisha to go for all three pints right from the word go.

Bengaluru FC are currently placed eighth with 13 points from 13 games. A win will take them to 16 points and level them with Chennaiyin FC, who will have played a game less.

Odisha FC are currently in fifth place with 22 points from 13 games. A win will take them to 25 points and level them with third-placed Kerala Blasters, who will have played one game less.

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