Northeast United started their campaign with a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC whereas Odisha FC suffered a 1-2 defeat against Jamshedpur FC. As the two are set to lock horns with each other tonight at Guwahati we pick five such players from two sides who we feel will be crucial in deciding the fate of the match.
1.Asamoah Gyan (NEUFC) :
NEUFC have made a confidence boosting signing in the form of the Ghanian star and the former captain of the Ghanaian national team.
The former Premier League star has a lot of experience and he will be looking forward to help NEUFC to claim their first victory of the season after a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC.
Xisco Hernandez (Odisha FC) :
Xisco had the most assists for the champions Bengaluru FC last season and with his arrival to the club Odiisha FC, will be looking to expect the same magic from the winger like what he did last year. Xisco along with Tebar
And Sanatana will be a trio to look out for against NEUFC.
Marcos Tebar (Odisha FC)
Two seasons with Delhi Dynamos FC, one season with FC Pune City and now with the Odisha FC, Tebar is one of those players who has a lot of experience when it comes to playing the ISL and with his midfield skills and experience in stock he has also been made the
captain of Odisha FC this season and he will be looking forward to get their first victory of the season.
Aridane Santana (Odisha FC) :
Aridane will look to strengthen the attack of Odisha FC this season and his partnership with Xisco is one to look out for. Along with Tebar, Jerry and Xisco, Aridane will be looking for their first victory of the season and he will need to hit the target for the ISL newcomers to set the tone of the campaign in the right way.
Martin Chaves (Northeast United FC) :
The 28-year-old Uruguayan forward Martín Chaves is known for his strong shooting ability and great presence in the penalty area and he along with Asamoah Gyan can create the magic what Northeast United FC need after losingout their star player from the previous season Bartholomew Ogbeche to Kerala Blasters. Chaves and Gyan will need to fire at their home tonight for the Islanders to rope anything positive tonight and steady the ship.