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ISL Fantasy 2017: Tips for Jamshedpur FC vs ATK

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592   //    01 Dec 2017, 09:51 IST

ATK are yet to get their first win this season. (Photo: ISL)
ATK are yet to get their first win this season. (Photo: ISL)

The 13th match of ISL 2017 sees Jamshedpur FC take on ATK at home. Both the sides are yet to taste victory in ISL 2017 and also have struggled for goals with Jamshedpur FC yet to score, while ATK have also scored just one goal, that too, via a free kick.

Goalkeeper:

Subrata Paul: Jamshedpur’s custodian has played a big role in helping them keep 2 clean sheets in as many matches. He has proved to be a reliable last line of defence for Jamshedpur making crucial saves when required. With ATK’s attack struggling to click Subrata Paul has a good chance of making it a hat-trick of clean sheets.

Defenders

Keegan Perreira: The experienced left-back has been the best of the bad bunch of ATK defenders. Keegan has done well defensively and offensively. He has made 7 interceptions, the most by an ATK player. He has also made the most crosses by an ATK player, showing his offensive potential.

Tiri: The experienced Tiri has played a key role in Jamshedpur, keeping 2 clean sheets in as many matches. The 26-year-old has been a calming presence at the back. His aerial prowess means Tiri can also score attacking points to go with his clean sheet points.

Andre Bikey: The tough-tackling defender has bags of experience under him, and is set to take charge at the back for Jamshedpur FC, in the absence of the injured Anas Edathodika. While Jamshedpur have already been sturdy in defence, Bikey's inclusion could add an extra steel to theirbackline.

Prabir Das: The marauding right-back has impressed with his energy to run up and down the pitch. He has been decent defensively as well. The 24-year old has attempted 6 tackles, the most by any ATK defender. With Jamshedpur FC struggling to score Prabir has a chance to earn clean sheet points.

Midfielders

Zequinha: The tricky winger has been one of ATK’s brightest player going forward. The Brazilian has attempted the joint most shots by an ATK player so far highlighting his attacking potential. With ATK struggling to score and Jamshedpur FC possessing a resolute defence, it might take a moment of magic from Zequinha to break the deadlock.

Conor Thomas: The Englishman has stuck to his tasks well so far. He helps ATK take control of the match through his faultless distribution. The 23-year-old has attempted 140 passes, the most by an ATK player. He has also helped defensively making 5 tackles in 2 matches.

Trindade: The young Brazilian has been subdued so far in Jamshedpur FC’s first 2 matches. But the 21-year-old possesses the quality to help Jamshedpur FC break their goal-scoring drought. Trindade has attempted 3 shots so far, the most by a Jamshedpur FC midfielder.

Sameehg Doutie: The man with the most assists in ISL by a current player has been inconsistent so far and came off the bench in Jamshedpur FC’s last match, but was still a threat with his pace and crossing ability. With Jamshedpur FC playing at home and expected to go on the attack, Doutie is expected to start and make an impact.

Eugeneson Lyngdoh: The experienced midfielder has done well both offensively and defensively so far. The 31-year-old possesses a fierce shot and also has the vision to open up opposing defences. He has also contributed defensively, attempting 10 tackles, the most by an ATK player so far.

Forwards

Izu Azuka: The Nigerian has tried hard but the finishing touch has so far eluded him. He has impressed with his movement and his physical presence in the box. Azuka has attempted 6 shots in 2 matches but is yet to score. With ATK’s defence not in the best of shape, Azuka will fancy his chances to finally get his maiden ISL goal.

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