Jamshedpur FC have 21 points from 18 matches and are currently seventh in the standings. The Red Miners have to win their two remaining matches and depend on other results to seal a playoff berth.
Jamshedpur FC have lost seven matches in the ISL this season. Only Kerala Blasters (8) and Odisha FC (10) have lost more games than them.
Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, have already booked their place in the playoffs. The Islanders are eyeing an attempt to overtake ATK Mohun Bagan at the top of the table as it will allow them to play in the AFC Champions League.
Mumbai City FC have let their foot off the pedal in recent games. With just two wins in seven matches, they currently find themselves five points adrift of league leaders ATK Mohun Bagan, who have played one game more.
Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC head-to-head
Jamshedpur FC hold the advantage over Mumbai City FC in head-to-head stats. They have won three matches against the Islanders, who have emerged victorious from the fixture twice. Two matches between the teams have ended in draws.
Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC team news
Apart from Nerijus Valskis returning to the starting line-up, Jamshedpur FC are not expected to make any more changes to their team. The back-four of Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, and Ricky Lallawmawma will be entrusted to guard the defense against Mumbai City FC.
Aitor Monroy, Alex Lima, and William Lalnunfela will marshall the midfield, while Farukh Choudhary and Seiminlen Doungel will attack through the wings. Nerijus Valskis is expected to play as the lone striker upfront.
With Hugo Boumous still suspended, Mumbai City FC might field an unchanged starting line-up. Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, and Vignesh Dakshinamurthy will help the Islanders build from the back, with Rowllin Borges and Ahmed Jahouh playing as the two holding midfielders.
The trio of Cy Goddard, Raynier Fernandes, and Bipin Singh will be deployed as attacking midfielders, who will try and feed balls to lone striker Adam Le Fondre.
Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC Predicted XIs
Jamshedpur FC: Rehenesh TP (GK), Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Aitor Monroy, Alex Lima, William Lalnunfela, Farukh Choudhary, Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis
Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Amey Ranawade, Rowllin Borges, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Raynier Fernandes, Raynier Fernandes, Bipin Singh, Adam Le Fondre
Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC Prediction
Jamshedpur FC have improved a lot since the arrival of January signings Farukh Choudhary and Seiminlen Doungel. With Mumbai City FC conceding seven goals in their last two matches, the Red Miners should back themselves to score a couple of goals.
The Islanders have found the back of the net seven times in their last three matches and are also expected to fire on all cylinders. Therefore, we predict an action-packed draw on Saturday.
Prediction: Jamshedpur FC 2-2 Mumbai City FC