While Odisha is at the bottom of the table, East Bengal hasn’t done much better and is ninth.
SC East Bengal players during a warm up. Sportzpics
Bambolim: Both SC East Bengal and Odisha FC will try in the lower half of the table to end their season in the Indian Super League at a climax when they meet here on Saturday at the GMC Stadium.
While Odisha is at the bottom of the table, East Bengal has not done much better and is ninth.
The end of the season with a convincing win could mean some relief for both groups of long-suffering supporters.
The team of Robbie Fowler has always been tied to the inability of their strikers to convert possession into goals.
Bright Enobakhare remains the only striker to score this season, and SCEB is at the bottom of the list of scorers Goals.
The club were also disappointed by the failure of their Indian strikers to score. Despite big names like Jeje Lalpekhlua, CK Vineeth and Balwant Singh, Fowler of the trio did not score any shots on goal.
Odisha had similar problems throughout the season. With the exception of Diego Mauricio, no other player joined the goal department.
Mauricio was responsible for 57 percent of the goals his team scored throughout the season.
Odisha coach Steven Dias believes that his Team learn from their mistakes and will come back stronger next season.
« When you have a bad season, there is always good to learn so many things from that bad season. That’s what we all do. This season is not so good for us, but there are so many things you can learn from this season. We can get better next season, « he said.
Odisha’s winless run is ten games now and they have too lost the most games and the fewest goals conceded.
Despite playing with two teams for which there is only pride, Dias believes that neither player will be lacking in motivation.
« They had not a good season like us either, « said Dias. I think they will come to win this game too. We want to win this game too so we can end better.
« I try to keep the guys motivated in training sessions and meetings. They look ready, we are ready. Hopefully it will be a very good game because both of them Teams will be on the lookout for a win that ends on a good grade. » We will give our best. «
February 27, 2021 10:19:42 AM IST
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ATK Mohun Bagan further consolidated its position at the top with 39 points from 18 games.
The 4-0 defeat by Hyderabad FC at Vasco on Tuesday sealed the fate of the Spaniard at the top of the club.
The team that is at the top of the table after the league phase will be crowned League Shield Winners and will receive direct entry into the prestigious AFC Champions League in the group phase next season.
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