During a normal season, this fixture would have been one of the most heated clashes in the league due to the passionate rivalry between the two sets of fans.
ISL 2020-21: East Bengal maintain unbeaten run after Scott Neville's injury-time equaliser against Kerala Blasters
Jordan Murray put Kerala ahead in the 64th minute before Neville's stoppage-time equaliser (90+5) ensured that SCEB extended their unbeaten run to six games.
The match saw both teams failing to convert clear-cut chances. That Odisha had three shots on target while Chennaiyin managed just two exemplified how much both sides cancelled out each other.
Jamshedpur FC are placed fifth with 13 points from nine games and a victory against Kerala Blasters could push them to the third spot.
Diego Mauricio's second-half brace (50', 60') then settled the tie in favour of Odisha. Gary Hooper (79') scored a consolation for Kerala, but it proved to be not enough to spark a comeback.
Odisha are yet to win a game and it could be Kerala's best chance to get three points for the second time this season.
ISL 2020-21: Adam Le Fondre, Hugo Boumous on target as Mumbai City FC beat Kerala Blasters to reclaim top spot
Kerala created chances and showed their desire to get back in the game but the Mumbai defenders were an equal match to their opponents.
ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City hope to maintain unbeaten run, eye top spot with win against Kerala Blasters
Mumbai City have been on a six-match unbeaten streak, with victories on five occasions, and are currently second on the points table
ISL 2020-21: Kibu Vicuna's tactical changes work as Kerala Blasters beat Hyderabad FC to register season's first win
Vicuna rang in five changes to the side that drew against SC East Bengal while Hyderabad made two changes with Liston Colaco returning to the starting eleven.
Both sides have played six matches so far with seventh-placed Hyderabad FC sitting just two places above Kerala Blasters on the table, but with a difference of six points.
The 19-year-old Jeakson Singh headed the ball out of Debjit Majumder's reach to score an equaliser with less a minute left before the final whistle.
While East Bengal are at the bottom of the 11-team standings with just one point, Kerala Blasters are no better as they occupy the ninth spot with two draws.
ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC beat Kerala Blasters in six-goal thriller; NorthEast United continue unbeaten run
The teams were tied 1-1 at the break with Rahul K P (17th) giving Kerala Blasters a surprise lead which was cancelled out by Cleiton Silva (29th)
ISL 2020-21: Lack of creativity hurting Kerala Blasters, Sunil Chhetri scores at last and other talking points from matchweeks 3 and 4
Here are the talking points from the third and fourth matchdays of ISL 2020-21.
A brace from Igor Angulo and one from Jorge Ortiz Mendoza ensured Juan Ferrando picked up his first win as FC Goa head coach.
Both sides find themselves in the bottom half of the table with just two points each. And there is a lot to worry about for both the coaches as they head into this contest.
The CFC coach has said that his team would play high-intensity football this season and going by the way the two-time champions started, the 'Men in Blue' will look to carry on in the same vein.
The draw ensured that NorthEast United FC remained unbeaten after two games.
ISL 2020-21 Podcast: Kolkata derby preview, Gerard Nus' impressive debut, Chennaiyin FC's attacking start, and more
In the latest edition of More Than A Game, we continue with our coverage of ISL 2020-21, previewing the first-ever Kolkata Derby of the league. We also discuss Kerala Blasters' playing style under new manager Kibu Vicuna, Jamshedpur FC's unimposing start under Owen Coyle, and more.
ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters face 'tough challenge' against NorthEast United as Kibu Vicuna's men eye first win
Kerala Blasters currently occupy the tenth spot, while the NorthEast side, that shocked Mumbai City FC in their opener and impressed many by their defensive resilience, are placed fourth on the points table.