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ISL 2023-24: Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details

Published at :March 29, 2024 at 3:54 PM
Modified at :March 29, 2024 at 3:54 PM
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Analoy Majumder

Both teams will be looking to strengthen their spot in the ISL table, with Odisha having already secured a berth in the playoffs.

In what promises to be a thrilling encounter, Bengaluru FC are set to square off against Odisha FC in a match filled with playoff implications. With their eyes set on climbing up the points table and securing a spot in the top-six, Bengaluru FC will enter this contest with a determined mindset as their last defeat against the Gaurs has only fueled their desire to emerge victorious at their fortress and make a statement on the field.

On the flip side, the Juggernauts will enter this match after their hard-fought 2-1 loss against Chennaiyin FC. Odisha FC have already clinched a coveted spot in the playoffs, making this fixture crucial for Bengaluru FC’s aspirations. Both the teams from here on will aim to tip the scales in their favor and bolster their head-to-head record.

The Stakes

Bengaluru FC

The season for Bengaluru FC has been quite unpredictable, to say the least. Fans may have found a glimmer of hope following Gerard Zaragoza’s takeover, as BFC has been vocal about their progress on the pitch. The Blues are now setting their sights on securing a spot in the top-six as they strive to ascend the league standings. Following a challenging defeat against the Gaurs prior to the break, the team is now even more determined to secure three points.

With the league nearing its conclusion, Sunil Chhetri & co. will be eager to reverse their recent setbacks and regain momentum in order to secure a higher position in the ISL points table.

Odisha FC

Odisha FC made a strong impression in the ISL 2023-24 season, demonstrating impressive skill and unwavering determination on the pitch. With a talented squad and a skilled coaching staff at helm, the Juggernauts have already clinched a spot in the playoffs, marking their one of the best accomplishments in the ongoing season.

Throughout the campaign, Odisha FC showcased an unwavering commitment and determination, facing formidable adversaries head-on to secure vital points. In their upcoming match against the Blues, the Juggernauts are determined to maintain their positive momentum and secure three points. This victory will not only propel them up the league standings, but also bring them closer to clinching the ISL Shield.

Injury & Team News

Bengaluru FC and Odisha FC are expected to present a completely fit roster with all players available.


Total matches played – 16

FC Goa wins – 7

Bengaluru FC wins – 7

Draws – 2

Predicted Lineups

Bengaluru FC

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Nikhil Poojary, Chinglensana Singh, Slavko Damjanovic, Naorem Roshan Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Suresh Singh, Ryan Williams, Javi Hernandez, Oliver Drost, Sunil Chhetri.

Odisha FC

Amrinder Singh (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Delgado, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Isak Vanlalruatfela, Roy Krishna, Ahmed Jahouh, Puitea, Raynier Fernandes, Jerry Mawihmingthanga.

Players to watch

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC)

ISL 2023-24: Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Gurpreet has four clean-sheets this season. (Courtesy: ISL)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been a consistent and a reliable presence in goal for Bengaluru FC throughout the entire ISL season, featuring in all 19 matches. Over the course of 19 games, Gurpreet has managed to keep four clean-sheets. In terms of statistics, the goalie has made more than 60 saves and completed 304 passes, with a passing accuracy of 58%.

He will thus be an important player to keep an eye on as in this game, Odisha FC’s aggressive attackers will make it hard for the Indian goalie to stay alert and it will be interesting to watch how Gurpreet pairs with the defenders to keep his goal safe.

Ahmed Jahouh (Odisha FC)

ISL 2023-24: Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC: Preview, Predicted lineup, injury news, H2H, telecast details Ahmed Jahouh
Jahouh has the highest number of successful passes in this edition till now. (Courtesy: ISL)

Ahmed Jahouh, the creator for Odisha FC, has been a consistent presence on the pitch this season. With a total of 16 appearances, he has contributed 1,363 minutes of gameplay. Jahouh has also managed to score two goals this season.

The 35-year-old is currently at the forefront of the race for the player with the highest number of successful passes this season and is expected to play a crucial role in midfield while playing against the Blues.

Did you know?

  • Ahmed Jahouh leads the ISL 2023-24 in passes with 1022 successful ones in 16 games.
  • In their first encounter this season, Bengaluru FC suffered a 3-2 defeat against Odisha FC.
  • Two Spanish tacticians will go head-to-head in this match, each aiming for a decisive victory at the fortress.


The Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC game kicks off at 5:00 PM IST at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru on Saturday, 30 March, 2024. Live telecast of the fixture will be available on the Sports18 Network (Sports18 1/VH1 Channel). Live streaming of the game will be available on the JioCinema app. Viewers from abroad can use OneFootball to stream the game.

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