East Bengal FC vs Jamshedpur FC Prediction: Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21
SC East Bengal is yet to win in this season's Indian Super League and their next game will be against Jamshedpur FC on December 10.
On the contrary, Owen Coyle's team is high on adrenaline after they were successful in taking down ATK Mohun Bagan, one of ISL's top contenders.
The Red and Gold will have to give their all as we have mentioned in the past as well as every loss from now on will cause more trouble to their journey in the league moving ahead.
The team from Kolkata will not only have to make changes in the offensive but they will have to beware of the Men of Steel's Nerijus Valskis, who is at the apex of the top-scorer charts.
East Bengal vs Jamshedpur: Head to Head
The teams have never played each other and this game will be their first.
SC East Bengal has made history by being the only side yet to register a win after playing three games.
Nerijus Valskis has been on a shooting spree, having fired seven shots on target this season, the most by any player.
Jamshedpur's defense also has some boasting to do, with their goalkeeper TP Rehenesh making the most number of saves (14).
East Bengal FC vs Jamshedpur FC: Team News
SC East Bengal will be without the services of their skipper Danny Fox. Aaron-Amadi Holloway will also not be fit to feature.
For the Men of Steel, defender Narender Gahlot is still a doubt, despite missing the previous game. David Grande and John Fitzgerald are also set to miss the game.
East Bengal vs Jamshedpur: Players to Watch Out
Anthony Pilkington (SC East Bengal)
The clever player did not have a start to this season as he anticipated. His on and off the ball movements are exceptional and not many defenses have an answer to stop him.
He is yet to score his first goal this season and it will be interesting to see how he manages to make way for a goal or setting up his team-mate.
Nerijus Valskis (Jamshedpur FC)
The leader of the race for the Golden Boot this campaign is on fire and Jamshedpur's maiden victory in the tournament means that he will do everything to keep up the form he has gained.
He is lethal during set-pieces, and his link-up play is phenomenal too. He is a clinical finisher and the Man of Steel would hope that he exploits the naive Bengal defense.
East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC: Prediction
Jamshedpur were not the clear favorites against ATK Mohun Bagan but still managed to get the maximum points from it.
Now that they face a side who have been struggling more, the Men of Steel will have a job in hand to prove themselves that they can reproduce their last game's performance repeatedly.
SC East Bengal will have to give their everything to stay alive in the tournament and it will be interesting to see which team clinches the win.
Sportco predicts Jamshedpur FC to win.