ISL 2021-22 Highlights SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC: Goals by Javi and Jonathas guides OFC to 2-1 win against SCEB

ISL 2021-22, SCEB vs OFC Score: Follow the Indian super league updates between SC East Bengal and Odisha FC from Tilak Maidan Stadium.

Javier Hernandez of Odisha FC celebrates after scoring his team's second goal, which turned out to be the winner.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights  of this evening's SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC  Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when Hyderabad FC meets ATK Mohun Bagan at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. Goodnight and take care.

Read match report: ISL 2021-22: Odisha FC climbs sixth after 2-1 win against SC East Bengal

Updated Points table: ISL 2021-22 Points Table: Odisha FC climbs sixth after 2-1 win against SC East Bengal  

 

7:15 pm: What are the coaches saying?

SC East Bengal head coach Mario Rivera on motivating the players given they are out of the playoff race: "It’s easy because the players are very professional. They want to win and give their best performance. They want to show everyone that they are good players and don’t deserve to be in this position. They are hungry to win and play. I need to motivate them only a little."

Odisha FC head coach Kino Garcia on SC East Bengal: "I think they improved after they changed the head coach. They improved a lot. I think that they are more solid. They are more compact. They are creating chances. We study the teams to know which are the areas we can exploit, I think that they are improving. If you see, maybe they are not winning matches, but they are not losing, they are the team with the most draws in the league. We need to think that this is going to be a tough game."

7:00 pm: Key player for each team!!

Darren Sidoel (SC East Bengal): In the last game, he provided the breakthrough, which helped SC East Bengal stage an unexpected comeback against a solid Chennaiyin FC side. SC East Bengal will hope he recreates the same in the upcoming match.

Jonathas de Jesus (Odisha Fc): Jonathas de Jesus has been involved in seven goal contributions this season. He has scored five and assisted twice. The Brazilian has scored in each of Odisha's last two matches and is expected to make the difference in the upcoming one.

6:48 pm: STAT!!

In the three matches played between these two teams, a total of 25 goals have been scored, at a rate of over 8 goals per match. In the last encounter between these two sides, 10 goals were scored, with the match ending 6-4 in Odisha FC's favour.

6:35 pm: Starting lineups are out!!

SC East Bengal: Sankar (GK); Huidrom, Adil (C), Franjo, Hira; Darren, Sourav, Wahengbam; Naorem, Perosevic, Marcelo

Subs: Arindam (GK); Raju, Ankit; Rafique, Hnamte, Sota, Kiyam; Subha, Rahul.

Coach: Mario Rivera.

Odisha FC:  Arshdeep (GK); Lalruatthara, Gaurav, Victor (C), Sahil; Paul, Isaac, Javier; Jerry, Aridai, Jonathas.

Subs: Kamaljit (GK); Lalhrezuala, Hendry, Sebastian; Liridon; Nandhakumar, Daniel. Redeem. Nikhil.

Coach: Kino Garcia.

6:16 pm: SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC has been a goalfest!!

 

6:00 pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!

SC East Bengal Predicted XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Adil Khan (C), Hira Mondal, Ankit Mukherjee, Franjo Prce, Darren Sidoel, Wahengbam Luwang, Sourav Das, Antonio Perosevic, Marcelo Ribeiro, Naorem Singh.

Odisha FC Predicted XI:Arshdeep Singh (GK), Lalhrezuala Sailung, Victor Mongil (C), Gaurav Bora, Sahil Panwar, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Nandhakumar Sekar, Javier Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Jonathas Cristian.

5:45 pm: Head-to-head record!!

In the three head-to-head matches played between these two teams, Odisha FC has won twice, while SC East Bengal has won the remaining tie.

MATCH PREVIEW

SC East Bengal will continue its search for winning form as it hosts Odisha FC in an ISL-8 fixture at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Monday.

The red and gold outfit would be seeking inspiration from its second half performance against former champion Chennaiyin FC, which it held to 2-2 draw after conceding two early goals in the previous outing.

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The result cheered up the slackening spirits of the side as it moved to 10th spot, after a long stay at the bottom of the table, with 10 points from 15 games.

The dominating show in the second half against Chennaiyin seemed to bring out the true potential of East Bengal, which proved to be an easy prey for its opponents dishing out thus far for its below par performances. The Kolkata giant would be looking to continue the fight with renewed vigour against Odisha and bag the second win of the tournament.

“The performance against Chennaiyin FC in the second half was one of our best. It will be right up the list, along with the first half of the last Kolkata derby. The players are professional, they are hungry to score more goals and win every match,” East Bengal coach Mario Rivera said.

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Odisha FC, which has not won a game in the last three matches, will be hoping to get back to winning ways to keep the semifinal hopes alive. Odisha is currently placed eighth with 18 points from 14 outings.

“There are still a lot of points to play for and we certainly have our chances. We are only focused on winning the match tomorrow,” coach Kino Garcia said ahead of the clash. For that Odisha will be looking at the way it prevailed over East Bengal 6-4 in an exciting contest in the first phase.

Where can you watch the match?

The SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC  match will start at 7:30pm and will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.