Matchday 9 of Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 will witness Bengaluru FC locking horns with Jamshedpur FC. The match will be held at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa.
Bengaluru FC Preview
Bengaluru FC have been one of the most consistent sides this season and currently occupy the third spot in the ISL 2020-21 standings. Over the course of seven matches, they have won three, drawn three, and lost one match, thereby garnering twelve points.
Harmanjot Khabra and Rahul Bheke have been impressive with their play on the flanks, contributing to both the attack and the defence. Dimas Delgado and Erik Paartalu have marshaled the midfield, controlling the flow and tempo of the game.
Sunil Chhetri and Cleiton Silva have been crucial for the Blues' attack, scoring three goals each in their seven matches. The skipper Chhetri will aim to net a few more goals as the season progresses.
Jamshedpur FC Preview
Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle will hope that his players recover from their loss against FC Goa. The Red Miners' unbeaten run of six matches came to an end when they lost 2-1 to FC Goa at the Tilak Maidan.
Stephen Eze opened the scoring for Jamshedpur FC but twin strikes from Goa's striker Igor Angulo saw them lose the advantage.
Nerijus Valskis has been their leading goalscorer this season but has been quiet in the last two matches.
Jackichand Singh, Aitor Monroy, and Alex Lima have been the creative midfielders for the Red Miners. The Indian youngsters, Aniket Jadhav and Isaac Vanmalsawma have impressed with their performances so far.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC Prediction
Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC have faced each other on six occasions in the last three seasons of the ISL.
The two teams are tied at two wins apiece in their head-to-head record. Two of the six matches have ended in drawn results. And the last encounter went the Blues' way.
Considering the current form of the two sides, we could be in for an exciting match at the Fatorda Stadium. The Blues have the advantage with a sturdier defensive setup and a plethora of attacking options, and should be expected to win.
Prediction: Bengaluru FC 2 - 1 Jamshedpur FCPublished 28 Dec 2020, 05:22 IST