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Odisha FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC: Inter-Zonal Semi-Final AFC Cup 2023-24, Preview, Team Updates & Probable Lineups

Defeating Central Coast Mariners FC is a big challenge for Odisha FC.

Odisha FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC: Odisha FC will welcome “Central Coast Mariners FC (Australia)” for the second round of the FC Inter-Zonal Semi-Final match on March 14 at Kalinga Stadium, Odisha. The match will be played at 3:30 pm. Odisha FC lost 4–0 in the first round of AFC Cup qualification matches.

Preview

The first round match of the FC Inter-Zonal Semi-Final was played between Odisha FC and Central Coast Mariners FC at the Central Coast Stadium, in which Odisha FC lost badly 4-0. In this match, the players of Odisha FC had failed to score a goal, while Michael Doka of Central Coast Mariners gave the lead in the match by scoring goals in the first half (36′) and second half (77′).

In the second half, goals from Storm Rocks (52′) and Ronald Burkelos (89′) put Odisha FC away from the match. Central Coast Mariners had the home ground advantage and whenever they got a chance to score, they failed to score.

However, the players of Odisha FC created many such chances in which they missed the goal, Roy Krishna from Odisha FC was playing in a different form, in the 54th minute, Roy Krishna brought the ball into the infield and as soon as The pass went to Mauricio, his shot was deflected. Despite the opportunity, the ensuing corner was wasted. Because the ball hit the clearance bar and went upwards.

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Odisha FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC

Team Updates

Central Coast Mariners FC

Central Coast Mariners recorded a dominant 3-0 win against Macarthur FC at the weekend to maintain their seven-match winning streak and move to the top of the A-League table. So far 40 points have been achieved in 21 matches. If we look at the record of Mariners’ last 10 matches, they have won 8 out of 10 matches, only one defeat came against Sydney, one match was a draw.

Odisha FC

After losing 4-0 to Mariners FC, they are going to face Inter-Zonal Semi-Final Second Round at home on March 14. Odisha FC’s defensive camp looked weak in this match. Odisha FC needs to make changes in its defense, on the other hand, Roy Krishna and Diego Mauricio will showcase their skills in attack. Odisha FC’s performance in ISL has been amazing, so far they have played 18 matches and are in 3rd place with 35 points, winning 2 out of their last 5 matches, losing 2 while drawing one match, They lost their last match 2-1 to Chennaiyin FC.

Odisha FC can win this match because this match is being held at their home where they will get the advantage. Odisha FC will be a strong team against Central Coast Mariners as they have been a strong team at home and have won 3 out of the last 5 matches while drawing 2 matches.

Predicted Lineups

Odisha FC (4-4-2)

  • Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh
  • Defenders: Carlos Delgado, Mourtada Fall, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Jerry Lalrinzuala
  • Midfielders: Isak Vanlalruatfela, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Princeton Rebello
  • Forward: Aniket Jadhav, Roy Krishna

Central Coast Mariners FC (4-4-2)

  • Goalkeeper: Danny Vukovic
  • Defenders: Storm Roux, Brian Kaltack, Dan Hall, Jacob Farrell
  • Midfielders: Ronald Barcellos, Mikael Doka, Miguel Di Pizio, Ángel Torres
  • Forward: Jing Reec, Josh Nisbet
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