Super Sunday = Double header in the Indian Super League and the Men in Red return to Action against the Juggernauts at the Tilak Maidan hoping for a much needed push towards the all important playoff spot.
Northeast United FC
The Men in Red return to action after a week of well earned rest and a tough challenge awaits Coaches Alison and Khalid as they face off against Odisha who are motivated enough to spoil their party.
Northeast United sit just outside the top 4 at the 5th position and are being tied in points with FC Goa. They come into their 17th game following a goalless draw against the Nizams of Hyderabad, a game where they fell short despite creating a lot of chances. The Highlanders are now undefeated in their last 6 games and will be ever so determined to break the curse of never being able to extend their unbeaten run to more than 6 games. Ashu-tough Mehta and Our Tank Khassa Camara will be available for selection following a one match suspension for the accumulation of 4 yellow cards. Nothing less than 3 points against Odisha will do for the Highlanders if they want to seal a play off berth of themselves and Captain Subhasish Roy Chowdhury will be hoping to add Odisha in his list of shutouts as he is yet to keep clean sheet against them.
"We go there with a very serious attitude and like a said, we go there tomorrow we have to show the right mentality and be hungry. That’s the main thing. Our main objective is to win tomorrow’s match. That's our only goal," said assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew at the pre-match press conference.
The Bhuvaneshwar based club's performance is no way being reflected on the points table as they find themselves at the bottom of the table. Gerald Peyton has claimed that his side will spoil the party for all the teams in their remaining fixtures. Back in december, a 2-2 draw at Bambolim saw both the sides share spoils.
Odisha come into this fixture following a 2-2 against Kerala Blasters where they scored the opener and the equaliser as well. Diego Maurício has been a real threat to any side they play against and is also their top goalscorer. But, things on the other end of the pitch are completely different for Odisha as they kept just one clean, the lowest in the league and have also leaked 27 goals, the second highest in the league.
Do tune in at 1730 hours to see comes out on top in this time around.
Up the Highlanders!
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