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ISL Preview: Bengaluru vs Odisha

ISL Preview: Bengaluru vs Odisha

Bengaluru are as desperate for a win as Odisha, as the two teams face each other in a 2020-21 ISL encounter at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, on Sunday evening.

Bengaluru are in the seventh spot, a position they are not too familiar with, but still have a chance to progress into the knockout phase. They had a good game against Kerala but the result wasn’t in their favor. However, Moosa believes that his side can win against Odisha if they take their chances.

“Of course, the (position on the) points table is something we are not used to. They know the importance of each match now. We are being positive. Apart from the top two, all are very close. We have to keep fighting,” added Moosa, who stressed the importance of not conceding easy goals if they had to make it to the playoffs.

Odisha has won just one match so far, and coach Stuart Baxter would be aiming to register his second win in the competition. But the Englishman believes his side will have to defend strongly and play their best in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.

“We had chances to beat bigger clubs like ATKMB but to do that against anybody — not just Bengaluru — we have to defend well, take our chances and play our own game. If we do that with quality, I think we have shown that we can run everybody close,” Baxter said.