Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC Prediction | 28th Dec | ISL 2020-21
Bengaluru FC are all set to face the Men of Steel, Jamshedpur FC as they look to get back to winning ways as early as possible.
Bengaluru FC failed to beat ATK Mohun Bagan, due to a David Williams masterclass, and they are four points behind the Highlanders because of that. Jamshedpur too enter this game with a loss lately, but they were admirable in the way they played against FC Goa.
However, they were unlucky as Igor Angulo was there to the Gaur's rescue. The Men of Steel are not far behind the Blues, only two points and a victory here would put them above the Blues.
Bengaluru need some wins to ensure that they compete in the playoffs. They have been very vulnerable at the back, a concern that was not there at the beginning of the season but as teams have started to pick up with the pace of the competition, Cuadrat and co are getting exposed.
Bengaluru vs Jamshedpur Head to head
The head-to-head battle is pretty even with both the teams winning two each, while two have been drawn.
1. Jamshedpur FC goalkeeper Rehenesh TP has made the most saves this season till now (22).
2. India and Bengaluru FC keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has made 17.
3. Whenever either of the sides is involved in a game, the average goals per game by them is above two.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC: Team News
The team from Bengaluru will be without the services of Ashique Kuruniyan after a dreadful injury on his face. The rest of the team is fully fit and Carles Cuadrat has several big decisions to make.
For Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC, the XI that featured against Goa were too good and it is doubtful that Coyle would want to make any changes to the rhythm his side has. They are expected to start with the same line-up that featured against the Gaurs.
Players to Look For
Cleiton Silva (Bengaluru FC)
Silva has been very important for his side and there's no way Bengaluru can deny that. He had a tough time getting back his movement but it all seems sorted now. He can be the difference-maker in every game he plays, and against the Men of Steel too, he will be prominent.
Nerijus Valskis (Jamshedpur FC)
Valskis was brilliant against Goa and almost got them the points as his shot struck the bar. the ex-Chennaiyin FC attacker is getting better and better and hopefully, he will reach his peak form soon. his performance is very key to Coyle and co as they need to start picking up points in order to make it to the playoffs.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC Prediction:
Jamshedpur FC have a knack for troubling the big guns and this game is expected to be nothing different. Bengaluru FC have an exploitable backline and Nerijus would look to make the most of it as much as he can.
Bengaluru will look to make an impact early in the game as Jamshedpur can really take the game to them in the next half. Both the teams need the points very much and it will be an interesting game to watch.
Sportco predicts Jamshedpur FC to win.