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ISL 2019-20: Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United match prediction, preview and where to watch

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30 Nov 2019, 15:55 IST

In Piti
In Piti's (middle) absence, Castel and Farukh will have to drive the Jamshedpur attack (Image: ISL)

High-flying Jamshedpur FC host still-unbeaten NorthEast United in an important ISL clash on Monday, with both sides looking to cement their places within the top four.

Jamshedpur will be high on confidence after a superb away win against FC Goa in their last game, when Sergio Castel's goal proved to be the difference in a 1-0 win for the Miners.

NorthEast, on the other hand, have alternated between wins and draws this season, with three stalemates in their five games so far.

The Highlanders drew their last game 2-2 against Mumbai City FC, with Panagiotis Triadis and Asamoah Gyan finding themselves on the scoresheet for Robert Jarni's side.


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United: Match Information

Date: 2nd December 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 PM IST

Live Stream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United: Team News

Jamshedpur are likely to still be without their talismanic midfielder Piti, who has been missing in action with a hamstring action. Narendar Gehlot and Jitendra Singh, who made their ISL bows in the win against Goa, are expected to keep their places, after both the former Indian Arrows youngsters put in impressive displays at Fatorda.

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CK Vineeth could drop to the bench, after a lacklustre display, with Isaac Vanmalsawma returning to the fold.

For NorthEast, Kai Heerings remains suspended for this game as well, which means Nim Dorjee Tamang will keep his place alongside Mislav Komorski at the heart of the defence.

Asamoah Gyan and Martin Chaves seem to have struck up a decent understanding, and with the likes of a red-hot Redeem Tlang and Panagiotis Triadis to support them, NorthEast have enough reason to be optimistic.


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United: Probable Lineups

Jamshedpur FC: Subrata Pal, Robin Gurung, Memo, Tiri, Narendar Gehlot, Jitendra Singh, Aitor Monroy, Noe Acosta, Farukh Choudhary, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Sergio Castel

NorthEast United: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Reagan Singh, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose David Leudo, Milan Singh, Redeem Tlang, Martin Chaves, Panagiotis Triadis, Asamoah Gyan


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United: ISL Form Guide

Jamshedpur FC: W-L-D-W-W

Bengaluru FC: D-D-W-D-W


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United Head-to-Head

Jamshedpur and NorthEast have faced each other four times in the ISL, with three draws in those fixtures. The only win has come for Jamshedpur, who won 1-0 in their home fixture in the 2017-18 season.

Last season, the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Guwahati followed by a goalless stalemate in Jamshedpur.

Jamshedpur FC wins: 1

NorthEast United wins: 0

Draws: 3


Jamshedpur FC v NorthEast United Prediction

With both sides being in good form, there is going to be little to separate them. In Gyan and Castel, both sides have gun strikers capable of changing games with a single moment of brilliance. It promises to be an exciting clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Prediction: Jamshedpur FC 2-1 NorthEast United

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