After a disappointing performance in the last season, Jamshedpur FC have been displaying tremendous style of football this time around, trashing Odisha by 4 goals in the last game. Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC who had a solid start to this season with a win against Northeast United, have failed to bag three points later on. After losing many games in a row, the Blues managed to get a draw against the mighty ATKMB.
Jamshedpur FC go into the game with a full strength squad. Meanwhile, the blues will miss the services of Leon Augustine and Price Ibara because of injury concerns. Wing-back Naorem Roshan will also miss the game because of suspension.
3 Indians to watch out for
Jitendra Singh, an u-17 FIFA World Cup star has impressed this season. He has been one of the key figures in Jamshedpur FC’s midfield and his performance against ATKMB was lauded by his captain Peter Hartley. The young lad has flourished under the Scottish Gaffer Owen Coyle. He will be one of the key players for Jamshedpur FC as they face Bengaluru FC.
One of the experienced players in Indian domestic football, Jayesh Rane is going to be a key player for Bengaluru FC. His presence in the midfield will help the blues to initiate a solid attack. He has also bagged a couple of goals and assists this season.
Another u-17 FIFA World Cup star Komal Thatal has started getting playing time in Jamshedpur FC, after being benched in ATK for almost 2 years. He opened his goal-scoring account against the league leaders Mumbai City FC. He would love to add more goals and assists to his name as they face Bengaluru FC.
3 Foreign players to watch out for
Greg Stewart broke the internet when he signed for Jamshedpur FC , after winning the Scottish Premiership with Rangers last season. The expectations were high, as he’s coming from a club of such a stature. Indeed he has lived up to the expectations and already has 4 goals and 4 assists to his name in just 6 games. He became the first player this season to score a hattrick. When they face Bengaluru FC he will look to register more goals and assists to his name.
Talismanic Brazilian midfielder Alex Lima will be one of the important players for the Red Miners. As a midfielder he plays according to the situation, scores goals and stops counter attacks. He is the engine of the midfield for Jamshedpur FC.
Cleiton Silva, populary known as ‘Tagaru Silva’ has been the saviour for Bengaluru FC so far this season. The Brazilian attacker has been the most hardworking player for Bengaluru FC this season. Though Bengaluru FC aren’t in a very good form, he has been a standout performer for the team. He has already registered his name on the scoresheet for 4 times and has 2 assists to his name. Out of 4 goals two goals were scored from direct freekicks. Cleiton Silva will have his sights set on the back of the net as they face Jamshedpur FC next.
The Blues and the Red-miners have clashed for 8 times where Jamshedpur emerged victorious 4 times and Bengaluru FC 2 times. This fixture has been tied twice.
Jamshedpur FC are on a great run and will look to get 3 points against BFC. Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC who have lost a number of games and managed to draw against the star-studded ATKMB, will look to build upon that result and will be hungrier than ever to get 3 points. IFTWC predicts the result in favour of Jamshedpur FC with the scoreline of 4-2.
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