ISL 2017/18, Match 53: Jamshedpur FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC, Probable XI
Seventh-placed Jamshedpur FC will face bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos.
Jamshedpur FC are all set to host bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos FC in their 6th home game of ISL 2017/18 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur.
Jamshedpur FC is coming at the back of an impressive victory against Kerala Blasters in their previous game at the same venue. They are currently 7th in the table with three wins in 10 games and would like to register a victory in the first game of Super Sunday to increase their chances of making the playoffs.
On the other hand, Delhi Dynamos FC are also coming into the match at the back of an impressive win against the current table toppers Bengaluru FC. They finally broke their 8-game winless streak in their last game, which was also the longest ever losing streak in ISL history. They will look to continue the momentum going into the business end of the tournament.
Jamshedpur FC head coach Steve Coppell seems to be quite satisfied with the defensive performance of the side as they have conceded just seven goals so far this season. He accepted that keeping a clean-sheet is their first priority. Despite playing the bottom-placed side of the table, Coppell was not ready to take things lightly and urged his players to give their best.
Considering the busy schedule ahead, we are expecting him to replace Raju, Azuka and Jairu with Farukh, Belfort and Shouvik in the starting XI from the previous game. He might field his boys in 4-1-4-1 formation to keep a balance in attack and defence.
Jamshedpur FC Probable Starting XI: Subrata Paul, Souvik, Shouvik, Tiri, Bikey, Priori, Farukh, Memo, Biswas, Jerry, Belfort.
Delhi Dynamos FC
Delhi are coming into this match at the back of their best performance of the season against Bengaluru FC. More importantly, they also managed to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season. Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Portugal termed the win as a huge confidence booster for the side and was hopeful of a positive result tonight.
We are not expecting any changes in the winning combination from the previous game against Bengaluru FC. The Spaniard will continue playing his favoured formation of 4-1-4-1 to use the width to great effect. We might expect an early appearance from Guyon Fernandez as a substitute.
Delhi Dynamos FC Probable Starting XI: Arnab, Kotal, Cichero, Moya, Lumu, Vinit, Paulinho, Sekar, Romeo, Chhangte, Uche.
Jamshedpur FC 1-0 Delhi Dynamos FC
We are expecting Jamshedpur FC to continue their brilliant defensive form and take home all three points tonight against the Delhi Dynamos. Delhi might have to hope for a spot-kick to register a positive result in the game.