Odisha FC Set To Host Jamshedpur FC At Kalinga Stadium

Odisha FC and Jamshedpur FC, two sides struggling to make a mark in this year’s Hero Indian Super League, meet at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday. This should make for an interesting watch as the state capital hosts its first match of the prestigious tournament. Gombau’s side have had to play their home games of the season at Pune up until now, due to the unavailability of the Kalinga Stadium.

The Spanish coach will hope that the home crowd can spur his side to play better football and grind a positive result. Odisha is currently seventh on the league table, having won just one out of their last six games.

“Yes, there is a chance (of reaching the playoffs). We have nine points and we have played nine games away. We are very excited to finally play at home,” said a confident Gombau.

“We now have three crucial games at home. Depending on how these three games go, we will know if we have a chance to get into the top-four or not. Jamshedpur is fourth in the table with 13 points. But if we beat them tomorrow, we will be just one point behind them,” he added.

Their opponents Jamshedpur FC are also in desperate need of points to keep their hopes alive in the tournament. A win against Odisha on Friday can see them go level on points with third-placed Bengaluru FC.

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