The Kalinga Warriors face Owen Coyle's Chennaiyin FC at home in their #ISL10 opener.
Sergio Lobera's men will be aiming to start their Indian Super League 2023-24 season with a win at home following their defeat to MBSG in our AFC Cup opener earlier this week.
OFC possesses a decent home record against the Marina Machans with 2 wins at the Kalinga Stadium. A last-minute finish by Nandha last season saw Odisha steal all three points against CFC at home last season.
Find out everything you need to know ahead of today's clash...
HOW TO WATCH AND FOLLOW THE GAME
The match kicks off at 17:30 IST and will be broadcast live on Sports 18, Sports 18 HD, Sports 18 Khel, VH1, VH1 HD, DD Bangla, and OneFootball for international coverage (select regions). JioCinema will livestream the game on its platform.
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Match Trivia: CFC has never won a game in their seven away trips to Odisha FC. The Marina Machans have only won against them at neutral venues (both in 2021) since 2016.
Sergio mentioned at the pre-match press conference that the squad is fully fit and there are no injury concerns ahead of today's game. He said that the players are ready and want to prove themselves at the start of a different competition.
Carlos shared Sergio's thoughts on the same explaining that the boys are hungry and want to redeem themselves in their first home game of the season.
Narender and Aniket will miss this game as they are currently on National Team duty in China for the #19thAsianGames.
Owen Coyle returns to CFC for the second time, he previously led Chennaiyin to the ISL semi-finals the first time he was appointed as head coach. There are immense expectations from the fans this time around as they will want to see Coyle repeat the same heroics.
Chennaiyin brought Rafael Crivellaro back again this season. The 34-year-old midfielder will have the responsibility of leading CFC's attacking endeavors against the Kalinga Warriors.
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