ISL 2018-19 today's match preview: FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC - Predictions, Live Streaming & Where to watch details
The football festival reaches back the beaches of Goa, with the encounter between FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium of Goa, this Monday. A match that can change the fourth position holder, will certainly prove exciting.
FC Goa had been following the usual custom of conceding many goals and scoring too many.
The Gaurs are still the top scoring team in the ISL with 27 goals but has conceded 17. The Spanish combos that have outshined at the Goan outfit have taken them way forward, executing Sergio Lobera's plans well.
FC Goa is currently placed fourth on the ISL table, with 20 points from 11 games.
Jamshedpur FC had been the show-stealers on numerous occasions. They have remained defensively sound, which has helped the team limit their defeats to one.
With seven draws in the account, Cessar Ferrando would be looking to convert their tight results to wins, to gain promotion in the points table. At present, Jamshedpur FC are fifth in terms of points, with 19 points from 12 games.
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Match Information
Date: 28 January 2019
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
Live commentary: FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC Live Score | Commentary and Updates
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Team News
Zaid Krouch, the Mexican midfielder has been a star signing at the Goan club. The 27-year old will be an additional injection to the midfield.
For JFC, Carlos Calvo is on a three-match suspension following racist remarks during a game. Michael Soosairaj and Sergio Cidoncha, who were earlier injured are learned to be match fit and back for selection.
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Probable Lineups
FC Goa (4-2-3-1): Muhammed Nawaz, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Muhammed Ali, Mandar Rao Desai, Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Hugo Boumous, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Ferran Corominas
Jamshedpur FC (4-2-3-1): Subrata Pal, Robin Gurung, Tiri, Yumnam Raju, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Mario Arques, Sergio Cidoncha, Malsawmzuala, Michael Soosairaj, Tim Cahill
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Form Guide
FC Goa: W-L-D-L-W
Jamshedpur FC: W-D-D-W-L
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Head-to-Head
FC Goa: 2
Jamshedpur FC: 1
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Key Players
One player that Jamshedpur FC should never let roam free on the pitch would be Ferran Corominas.
The Spaniard has been displaying his quality at the Indian soil yet again scoring 10 goals and providing five assists from 10 matches. With an excellent goal conversion rate of 36%, Coro would be the spearhead of the Goan attacks in this final phase too.
Jamshedpur FC has carved out a magician in the midfielder this season, in the form of Michael Soosairaj.
The former Chennai City FC player has caught attention from every angle, doing wonders on the field.
In a midfield with lots of experience, Soosairaj has taken the additional responsibilities and flared well scoring three goals.
FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC: Predictions
The match is crucial for both the teams as the winner can climb up the points table. Though it is FC Goa who has been the premium goal scorers, it was Jamshedpur FC who won the previous outing, by 4-1.
Hence, it is evident that stats and records can't be trusted upon and the team's form altogether will find the winner. A closely fought match at the Fatorda might see both the teams sharing points if the Gaurs can keep the 'Steel Challenge' restricted.
Predicted Score - FC Goa 1-1 Jamshedpur FC