Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC will be looking to grab all three points as they play their third game of the season today at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.
The Nizams and the Men Of Steel had one of their best games in a long time as both the clubs defeated their opponents by scoring three goals in their last game. The Red Miners recorded a 3-1 win over FC Goa with a brace from Valskis and a goal from Jordan Murray. Jamshedpur players were all over the field, putting a lot of pressure on FC Goa, stealing the ball and creating plenty of chances in the final third.
Hyderabad FC had a memorable game as they embarked on a 3-1 win against the defending champions Mumbai City FC. Contrary to their first game, the Nizams didn’t control the ball for most of their match, creating chances when they got the ball and their goalscorers Joao Victor, Bartholomew Ogbeche and Rohit Danu took care of the rest.
Hyderabad FC will be without the services of Halicharan Narzary and Sahil Tavora for this game.
Owen Coyle will go into the game with a full-strength squad.
3 Indian Players to look out for
Komal Thatal was the most impressive Indian player in Jamshedpur’s last game. He was all over the field in his first start for his new club. He created plenty of chances for Jamshedpur from the left wing with his skills and dribbles. He will be a key player for Jamshedpur in this game against the Nizams who also have skilful fullbacks. Watching Komal Thatal and Asish Rai fighting for the ball will be quite an interesting affair.
The fans will be witnessing a lot of midfield battles in this game as both the clubs have clever midfielders who can move the game as they like. Hitesh Sharma will be kept busy by Jamshedpur’s midfielders Jitendra Singh and Alex Lima. Joao Victor and Hitesh Sharma will have a hard time keeping the Red Miner’s midfielders quiet.
With Halicharan Narzary getting injured in the first game of the season, Aniket Jadhav made his debut for Hyderabad FC in the last game against Mumbai City FC. He had a huge impact in the last game by feeding passes from the wings to the final third. His assist led to Ogbeche scoring his first goal for the Nizams. Aniket Jadhav will be equally impactful in this game against his former club.
3 Foreign Players to look out for
The former Golden Boot winner has found his form with Jamshedpur FC this season, scoring twice and assisting once in the first two matches. He will be aiming to win another Golden Boot this season with JFC. Hyderabad FC’s centre backs will have to keep a keen eye on Valskis to prevent him from adding another goal to his tally.
Jamshedpur FC’s star foreign signing who played last season under Steven Gerrard’s Rangers FC had a huge impact in his first two games. The two goals scored by Valskis were assisted by Greg Stewart. His playing style and clever passes have created a lot of chances for Jamshedpur and this will be a danger for Hyderabad FC if they don’t find a way to stop him in today’s game.
The Australian has been retained by the Nizams for one more season. Joel missed out on a few matches last season but had a huge influence in the games he played. He had one of the best shot accuracies in the league last season. He will be a crucial player for Hyderabad FC in this game too as Jamshedpur’s offensive tactics will be making the Nizams put a lot of work into both their defensive and offensive play where Joel Chianese gives his best form as seen last season.
Total Matches – 4, JFC Wins – 1, Draws – 3, HFC Wins – 0
The last encounter between the two teams ended in a goalless draw.
Both the clubs have won their last games by scoring three goals against their opponents. Hyderabad FC has never won a game against the Red Miners. The Nizams will fight till the end to record their first win over Jamshedpur FC to get the three points and move above in the table. It promises to be an entertaining match with goals from both sides. IFTWC predicts the match will end in a draw.
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