After failing to register a single win in their last three matches FC Goa will be hoping to get back on the horse with a win in this match. They would also do whatever it takes to make it to the top four of the ISL standings when they host Jamshedpur FC on Thursday at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa.
Having made an electric start to the season which saw them notch 12 points in just five games, The Gaurs went off the boil and have just picked one point from their previous three fixtures. They lost to FC Pune City and North East United and managed to hold a lackluster ATK.
Jamshedpur FC are coming into this game after a pulsating 2-2 draw against Mumbai City which was the first time they scored more than a goal in one game. In fact, they have scored just the four goals so far in eight games, with creativity from the middle an obvious concern for Steve Coppell.
But the Englishman has made it hard for teams to break them down with his organisation in defense and midfield and looks for inspiration from the wings for goals. Izu Azuka, who scored a brace against Mumbai City FC will need to be clinical in front of goal in case Jamshedpur are to eke out a win.
League- Indian Super League 2017-2018
Venue- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, India
Date and Time- 8:00 PM IST on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Last six performances of both teams against others (All leagues and cups inclusive):
JFC – D, W, L, W, L, D
FCG – W, W, W, L, D, L
Paul (GK), Shouvik, Tiri, Bikey, Souvik, Memo, Trindade, Jairu, Farukh, Jerry M, Azuka
Kattimani (GK), Narayan, Ali, Pinheiro, Seriton, Bedia, Jahouh, Brandon, Lanzarote, Mandar, Coro
Manuel Lanzarote (FCG)
Trindade Goncalves (JFC)
Izu Azuka (JFC)
Seeing the last six performances of both the teams, it is expected that FC Goa, the home team will have the upper hand on Thursday’s game. FC Goa is the better team statistically on the sheets and on the ground however, their performance in this edition of India Super League has been so far a mediocre one given their reputation for football. Currently ranked 5th on the 10 clubs points table with just 13 points it was expected more of them. On the other hand the visiting team has only managed to register 2 wins of the 8 games they have played so far in this tournament with just 10 points. Our bet is on the home team as they would try to secure three more points from this game and try to break their victory less drought of three matches.
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