Former champion Bengaluru FC will be hosting the 41st match of the Indian Super League at Fatorda Stadium on Monday against Jamshedpur FC.
After a slow start to the season, Bengaluru are currently one of the top four teams as they sit third in the Indian Super League with 12 points from 7 games.
Whereas Jamshedpur are just 2 points behind at 6th position with 10 points from 8 ISL games. The Red Miners would try to win the match and get 3 points and move up the league standing.
Due to poor officiating in their last match they lost to FC Goa In their previous fixture. In that game, the referee denied counting the goal that crossed the line after striking the wood bar.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC Preview:
Bengaluru FC lost points for the first time while playing against the in-form ATK Mohun Bagan in their previous game. The Blues would try to get back to the scoring way. This match will be a very important match for the Blues to continue being in the top 4 list.
“We expect a difficult match on Monday. Jamshedpur deserves more points.”-Carless Quadrat
While Jamshedpur FC is still struggling their way in this season of Indian Super League. Jamshedpur faced FC Goa in their last match and lost 2 – 1.
The Red Miners will reach the top 4 if they manage to steal the game from the Blues.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC Team News:
The Blues will miss Ashique Kuruniyan as he suffered multiple facial fractures and is still recovering. Carless Quadrat can make a few more changes in his team to ensure they win the match. Quadrat would want his team to dominate the play and score against Jamshedpur.
Bengaluru FC Form: D D W D W W L
On the other hand, Jamshedpur does not have an injury in their past matches and probably will play with the strongest XI players on their team. This match will be very crucial for the Red Miners.
Even if they end up with a draw in the game they will be ranked up in the league standing. They have the 2nd most goal scorer Nerijus Valskis in their team and want him to score against the Blues.
Jamshedpur FC Form: L D D W D D W L
Predicted Lines-ups and Score:
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Pratik Chaudhari, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas, Erik Paartalu, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth, Udanta Singh.
Jamshedpur FC: TP Rehenesh, Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Aitor Monroy, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Alex Lima, Jackichand Singh, Nerijus Valskis, Aniket Jadhav.
Bengaluru FC 2 – 1 Jamshedpur FC
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