ISL 2020-21 FC Goa vs Odisha FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details FCG vs OFC Live Streaming online

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FC Goa players warming up during match 82 of the 7th season of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and FC Goa held at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, India on the 4th February 2021 Photo by Arjun Singh / Sportzpics for ISL

ISL 2020-21 FC Goa vs Odisha FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details FCG vs OFC Live Streaming online- After losing yet another opportunity to seal qualifying spot, FC Goa have a simple mission on hand — win against bottom-placed Odisha FC on Wednesday and be in contention. While task doesn’t look difficult considering Goa are unbeaten in their last 10 games and Odisha haven’t won in their last eight matches, it is the string of draws that would concern Goa’s coach Juan Ferrando.

With 24 points from 17 matches, Goa are placed fifth on the table but a win on Wednesday at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa would put them in third place ahead of Hyderabad FC due to better head-to-head record this season. But another draw could be catastrophic as would have to depend on other results to go in their way.

For Odisha, who have just nine points in 17 games, it is about pride. They have been struggling and under interim head coach Gerald Peyton, they will look to shrug off the defeats and leave the bottom place.

Position      Club                         Matches    Win    Draw    Losses    Points

5.          FC Goa                          17            5          9            3            24

11.         Odisha FC                      17            1          6            10           9

Head-to-head: Since being renamed, Odisha FC have never won against FC Goa, losing all in their last three meetings. In those three meetings, Goa have scored 8 eight goals and have conceded only twice.

Form guide: FC Goa (DDDDD): Goa have been unbeaten in their last five matches, but they are also winless. They have scored only five points out of possible 15 having drawn all of them. They have scored nine goals in them but have conceded the equal amount of goals. Some late goals have saved the team but they will look to win or their chances of making the playoffs could be dented.

Odisha FC (LDLLD): Odisha similarly haven’t tested win in their last eight matches. In the last five, they have lost three and drawn two, scoring just two points. They are also struggling in goals, having scored on just five occasions while its shaky defence has conceded 11.

Attack and defence: Goa was once a revered attacking unit that scored goals for fun. But this time, it has been about surviving and saving points. With 26 goals from 17 matches, Goa have the second-best stats in the league, behind Mumbai City FC but most of them haven’t converted into wins. In defence, they have been shaky at times, conceding 21 in 17.

Odisha’s most goals have come from Diego Mauricio who have scored nine of their 17 goals this season. In defence, though, Odisha’s struggle is real, conceding 30 goals in 17 matches — second-worst in the league, only ahead of Kerala Blasters FC who have let in 33.

Top scorers: FC Goa: Igor Angulo with 12 goals from 16 matches is the joint top-scorer in the league and Goa’s primary source of goals. He is followed by Jorge Ortiz (5) and Ishan Pandita (4) but the latter has scored four crucial goals in dying embers of the matches to snatch points.

Odisha: Mauricio with nine goals in 17 games leads the top-scorer chart in the squad. He is followed by Cole Alexander with three strikes.

You can watch the match on Star Sports 1 and 2 and Disney+ Hotstar VIP from 7.30 PM on February 17, Wednesday.

Match details: Match No 97 of ISL 2020-21

Match: FC Goa vs Odisha FC

Date: February 17, 2021

Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Margao, Goa

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Broadcast: Star Sports 1 & 2

Livestream: Disney+ Hotstar VIP