7:00 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Odisha FC vs Mumbai City match in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23. The kick-off is just half an hour away! I’m your host Aishwarya Chakraborty, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.

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Odisha FC vs Mumbai City: Build-up

After a two-day break, ISL 2022-23 will return to action in the new year with a clash between Odisha FC and Mumbai City. Even though the game is of vital importance to both sides, it is more essential for Odisha to get three points as they will be playing at home. Even after making a good start to the campaign, the Juggernauts are currently struggling. They have not won their last three games and lost the previous one against Kerala Blasters 1-0.

Mumbai City is yet to lose a game in the league. They are on a six-match winning streak whereby they have played some scintillating football in each encounter. In their last game, the Islanders defeated Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in Mumbai. Thus, it is expected that Des Buckingham’s side will like to continue their winning momentum and go all-out for a win right from the start.

Odisha FC are currently placed sixth on the points table, with 19 points from 11 games. A win will take them to 22 points and level them with fourth-placed Kerala Blasters.

Mumbai City are currently placed in the second position, with 27 points from 11 games. Having played one game lesser than Hyderabad, who have 28 points, three points will make the Islanders the real table-toppers.

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