In the fourth match of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21), Odisha FC will take on Hyderabad FC in their opening games of the season at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim,Goa on Monday.
After a sixth-place finish last season, Odisha will be keen to push for a playoff place with a new coach Stuart Baxter at the helm. On the other hand, Hyderabad has made some impressive signings in a bid to improve on its dismal 10th place finish.
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Baxter is likely to use a 4-4-2 formation given the squad at his disposal. Although he has favoured a 4-2-3-1 approach in his previous teams, the fact that he has an attack-heavy side might see him switch things up.
Here’s how the two teams could line-up.
Odisha FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)
Kamaljit Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Kamalpreet Singh; Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Marcelinho,…