A fixture from the bottom of the Indian Super League awaits us as SC East Bengal will face Odisha on Sunday, January 3.
The match is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm IST at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
Get SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC ISL betting tips and predictions with the latest match odds and preview.
SC East Bengal to win: Why is this a good bet?
- East Bengal have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches
- By the same token, Odisha have lost their last 3 games
- The two teams are separated by just 1 point
- Odisha are at the bottom of the table at the 11th place
- East Bengal are at the 10th position
- Both teams are hunting for their first win of the season
It is fair to say that both sides are pretty much sailing in the same boat. SC East Bengal, as ISL debutants this season, have had a spell to forget in the last month or so. Despite fielding a pretty good squad, at least on paper, Robbie Fowler is yet to meet the expectations of the fans.
That said, things are starting to look fairly better for the Kolkata outfit – they have salvaged 3 points in their last few games and by the looks of it, it is only a matter of time before we see them win their first ISL game.
Their last match was against Chennaiyin FC, where they fought back heroically to draw 2-2. The Red and Gold Brigade boys also held Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw.
There is a lot of promise in this East Bengal side and perhaps, things may look better as they head into the new year. Fowler has also signed a couple of new defenders to strengthen their backline.
As for Odisha, they lost 4 matches in a row before salvaging a draw against NorthEast United FC with 2-2. Diego Mauricio and Cole Alexander were the goalscorers; their star signing Marcelinho is yet to make an impact for the team.
Furthermore, the Juggernauts have not scored in 4 of their 7 ISL games so far, leading Stuart Baxter to possibly question his tactics and attacking line.
For this game, we predict a win for SC East Bengal – all things considered, they have looked fairly better than their Odisha counterparts in the last few matches.
Both Teams to Score: Why is this a good bet?
Neither of the two sides are sound defensively – East Bengal have conceded 13 goals while Odisha have conceded 11. It is our prediction that we will see goals from both teams.
As for the Over 2.5 goals in this match bet, a leaky defence is a perfect ingredient for a high goalscoring affair. There is plenty of talent in the two sides and possibly, we may see them thrive in this game.
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