ISL 2018-19: Jamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to Watch Details
The heat will be on at Jamshedpur as Jamshedpur FC play hosts to NorthEast United in a game that will tell the story of the 3rd position on the table.
Jamshedpur FC are currently placed at the 4th position with 3 wins, 5 draws and 1 lose. From the 9 matches, they have acquired 14 points. Cesar Ferrando’s team came back to the winning ways after the match against Chennaiyin FC (3-1), as they had to winless outings prior to that. The good player combinations they have had so far will be a big helping hand to the Men of Steel.
NorthEast United is not looking back from their way to the semifinals. Currently at the 3rd position, the Highlanders have 17 points from 8 fixtures. The 5 wins and 1 draw has helped them in being back at the table top with just one win. A win would give them the much-needed confidence booster the halfway mark of the season.
Date: 1 December 2018
Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST
Live Stream: Star Sports Network and hotstar.com
Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur
Cesar Ferrando is expected to go in with the same playing XI. It has to be seen whether the manager opts for his rotation policy.
NorthEast United are currently not in need of a change. The coach wouldn't want to disturb the good combinations developed by the midfielders, with Ogbeche. No injuries are reported so far.
Jamshedpur FC(4-3-2-1): Subrata Paul, Robin Gurung, Raju Gaikwad, Tiri, Dhanachandra Singh, Mario Arques, Memo, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Carlos Calvo, Pablo Morgado, Sumeet Passi
NorthEast United(4-2-3-1): Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Mato Grgic, Keegan Pereira, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogeche, Juan Mascia
Jamshedpur FC: W-L-D-W-D
NorthEast United: W-W-L-W-D
Jamshedpur FC: 1
NorthEast United: 0
A useful, but silent presence at Jamshedpur’s midfield is Mario Arques. The Spaniard has been a consistent and regular performer for Ferrando and scored his second goal of the season in the last outing. An average pass rate of 63 per match makes him the last, but best hope of the club.
Bartholomew Ogbeche will be the key point yet again. With Eelco Schattorie continuing the attacking tactics, the French-based will be of good use. Ogbeche has scored 8 goals from the 8 matches changing the fortunes of the club with a single season.
A 3rd straight victory would be what NorthEast United wants at Jamshedpur. With the form their players are in, overcoming Jamshedpur at their fortress does not look a gigantic task, which might get them the 3 valuable points.
Predicted Score: Jamshedpur FC 0-2 NorthEast United