ISL Match Prediction Punjab FC vs. Odisha FC, Dec 26

Based on current form and tactical strengths, Odisha FC has a slight edge in this match.

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Match Details 

Teams: Punjab FC vs. Odisha FC

Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India

SeriesIndia Super League (ISL)

Hours of play: 17:30

Match day: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Punjab FC vs. Odisha FC Betting Odds

Punjab Draw Odisha
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Probable Starting 11

Punjab

Forwards: Luka Majcen

Midfielders: Khaiminthang Lhungdim, Madih Talal, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh Kynshi, Ashish Pradhan

Defenders: Dimitris Chatziisaias, Nongmeikapam Suresh Meitei, Tekcham Abhishek Singh, Nitesh Darjee

Goalkeeper: Kiran Chemzong Kumar Limbu

Punjab FC ISL

Odisha

Forwards: Roy Krishna, Jerry Mawihmingthanga

Midfielders: Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, K Lalthathanga, Isak Vanlalruatfela

Defenders: Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez, Mourtada Serigne Fall, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Amey Ranawade

Goalkeeper: Amrinder Singh

Odisha FC India

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Punjab

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
07/11/23ISLPunjab1 – 1Hyderabad
30/11/23ISLBengaluru3 – 3Punjab
09/12/23ISLEast Bengal0 – 0Punjab
14/12/23ISLPunjab0 – 1Kerala Blasters
18/12/23ISLPunjab1 – 0Chennaiyin

Last 5 Games of Odisha

DateLeagueHome TeamScoreAway Team
01/12/23ISLJamshedpur0 – 1Odisha
06/12/23ISLMohun Bagan2 – 2Odisha
11/12/23AFCOdisha1 – 0Bashundhara Kings
17/12/23ISLOdisha3 – 0Hyderabad
22/12/23ISLEast Bengal0 – 0Odisha

Topscorers Statistics in I-League 2023/2024

Punjab

TeamPlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
PunjabL. Majcen30
PunjabM. Assisi10
PunjabD. Chatziisaias10
PunjabJuan Mera10
PunjabN. Prabhu10

Odisha

TeamPlayerGoalsPenalty Goals
OdishaR. Krishna41
OdishaM. Fall30
OdishaDiego Maurício30
OdishaA. Jahouh21
OdishaJ. Mawihmingthanga20

Team 1 vs Team 2: Winning Prediction

Curreте Form

Odisha FC is set to face Punjab FC in an upcoming Indian Super League encounter at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. In their recent league fixture, Odisha FC played to a 0-0 draw against East Bengal FC at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, extending their unbeaten run to six matches (W4 D2 L0). This places them in fifth position with 18 points from 10 matches, just two points behind the league leaders, FC Goa.

Punjab FC currently occupies the 11th position with eight points from 11 matches. They secured their first victory in the 2023/2024 season by defeating Chennaiyin FC 1-0 at home, breaking a 10-match winless streak (W0 D5 L5).

Recent Perfomance

This matchup marks the first meeting between the two clubs in the Indian Super League. Odisha’s offensive prowess is led by Roy Krishna, who has scored four goals, including two crucial opening goals, placing him tied for fifth in goals scored in the league this season.

Luka Majcen has been a key player for Punjab, leading the club with three goals, including an important opener in one of the matches.

Punjab FC has garnered five points (W1 D2 L1) from their four home matches this season. On the other hand, Odisha has a mixed record away from Kalinga Stadium, with one win, two draws, and two losses. They are currently on a three-match unbeaten streak on the road (W1 D2 L0), with their last away defeat dating back to October 27 against Kerala Blasters FC.

In their recent six league matches, Punjab has won one, drawn three, and lost two, while Odisha has been more successful with four wins and two draws.

Prediction

Based on current form and tactical strengths, Odisha FC has a slight edge. Their ability to control the tempo and exploit Punjab’s defensive vulnerabilities might give them the advantage. However, underestimating Punjab’s home advantage and attacking firepower would be foolish. This is likely to be a close encounter with a possible draw or a narrow victory for Odisha FC.

Final Score: Odisha FC 2-1 Punjab FC (with a slight chance of a draw)

India Super League (ISL) Table on 25/12/2023

#TeamMPWDLFADP*
1Goa97201541123
2Kerala Blasters117221610623
3Mohun Bagan96121913619
4Mumbai City10541159619
5Odisha105321711618
6Chennaiyin113351519-412
7East Bengal10253118311
8NorthEast United112541217-511
9Bengaluru122551219-711
10Jamshedpur11236111109
11Punjab11155917-88
12Hyderabad11047519-144

* MP – Matches Played; W – Wins; D – Draws; L – Losses; F – Goals For (the number of goals the team has scored); A – Goals Against (the number of goals the team has conceded); D – Goals Difference (Goals scored – Goals conceded); P – Points.

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Report About Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multi-sports facility situated in New Delhi, India. The stadium is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Originally constructed by the Government of India, it served as the venue for athletic events and ceremonies during the 1982 Asian Games. Substantial renovations and modernization took place for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It is part of the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex in central Delhi, which also houses the headquarters of the Sports Authority of India.

An all-seated stadium with a capacity of 60,254, making it the fourth-largest stadium in India, 27th largest in Asia, and the 103rd largest in the world in terms of seating capacity. The stadium can also accommodate music concerts with up to 100,000 spectators. From 2014 to 2019, it served as the home ground for the former Indian Super League football club Delhi Dynamos. Due to its oval shape, it is suitable for hosting various sporting events, including cricket.

About Indian Super League (ISL)

The Indian Super League (ISL) is the men’s highest level of the Indian football league system. It was founded on 21 October 2013 with the aim of growing the sport of football in India and increasing its exposure in the country. The league is co-promoted by Reliance, Star India, and supported by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The ISL began play in October 2014 with eight teams. During its first three seasons, the competition operated without official recognition from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which is the governing body for the sport in Asia. It was structured along the same lines as the Indian Premier League, the country’s premier Twenty20 franchise-based cricket competition. Each season lasted just three months, from October to December, and matches were held daily.

However, before the 2017–18 season, the league expanded to ten teams, extended its schedule to six months, and earned recognition from the AFC. The season runs from September to March and includes a 22-round regular season followed by playoffs involving the top six teams, culminating with the ISL Final to determine the champions. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points is declared the premiers and presented with the League Winners’ Shield.

Currently, the league comprises 12 clubs. ISL clubs gain qualification to the Asian continental club competitions; regular-season premiers qualify directly for the subsequent season’s AFC Cup group stage. The league has received unmatched visibility in a short span of time and is speculated to be one of the top-tier leagues in India after the I-League.

Rudra Chanda