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ISL 2023-24: Odisha FC aim for positivity ahead of playoffs against NorthEast United

Odisha FC set to face NorthEast United FC in an ISL match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. Odisha FC, currently struggling with form, will aim to secure a win to boost their confidence before the playoffs. NorthEast United FC, on the other hand, looks to end their season on a positive note under a new head coach, Juan Pedro Benali.

NorthEast United FC will play their final league fixture, hoping to improve upon their previous season’s performance. The team has shown promise this season, winning five matches and drawing eight out of 21. Despite being out of contention for the top six, they will seek a strong finish in their last game.

In the history between the two teams, NorthEast United FC has struggled against Odisha FC, losing their last five encounters. However, they have a strong record at home this season, winning four matches at the stadium. The Highlanders rely on long balls from their defence to break down their opponents, showcasing a unique playing style that sets them apart.

Odisha FC will look to secure a win against NorthEast United FC to achieve a league double for the third consecutive season. The team’s attacking duo of Roy Krishna and Diego Mauricio has been instrumental in their success this season. Coach Sergio Lobera will aim to improve his record against NorthEast United FC, as he looks to turn around Odisha FC’s recent struggles away from home.

With an even head-to-head record of five wins each and five draws in 19 matches played between the two teams, the upcoming match promises to be a thrilling encounter. Both sides will be eager to secure a positive result as they look to end their respective seasons on a high note.

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