NEUFC vs JFC : In Indian Super League – 2020-21, NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) will be faced off against the team Jamshedpur FC (JFC) for the 32nd match of the league in Round-1. Today match prediction will be for the team Jamshedpur FC (JFC). It will be the seventh match for JFC in ISL – 2020-21. JFC holds the seventh position in the league standings, with 7 points in their account. So far, they played total of 6 matches, in which they have won one match, tied 4 matches and lost one match. The total goals for the team are 7 and against the team are 7. In the last match, they played against the team Mumbai City FC (MCFC) on December 14th, in which both the teams have managed to score one goal in each of their account, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Prior to this match, they played against the team SC East Bengal (SCEB) on December 10th, in which both the teams didn’t score any goals, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Their losing streak is one and winning streak is one. Their form in the last 5 matches is D D W D D. They should try to play well in the upcoming matches, in order to move forward in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
On the other hand, today match prediction will be for the team NorthEast United FC (NEUFC). It will be the seventh match for NEUFC in Indian Super League – 2020-21. NEUFC holds the second position in the league standings, with 10 points in their account. So far, they played total of 6 matches, in which they have won 2 matches and tied 4 matches. The total goals for the team are 8 and against the team are 5. In the last match, they played against the team Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on December 13th, in which both the teams didn’t score any goals, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Before this match, they played against the team Bengaluru FC (BFC) on December 8th, in which both the teams have managed to score 2 goals in each of their account, which ended in a draw for both the teams. Their form in the last 5 matches is D D W D D. They should keep up the winning streaks in the upcoming matches, and it will help them to move top position in the league standings of Indian Super League – 2020-21. Let’s see whether they will win this match or not.
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC – Key Players Team News
- Subhashish Roy Choudhury, who is a goalkeeper. He was a key player of last season as he made a lot of saves to keep them alive in many games. He was mostly up to the task, barring a few fumbles.
- Luis Machado, who is a forward player. The Highlander faithful had a lot of hopes on the Portuguese winger, will add quality to the attack.
- Kwesi Appiah, who is a forward player. Bullied the Mumbai City defense right from the word go and also scored NorthEast United’s first goal of the season from the penalty spot.
- Idrissa Sylla, who is forward player. He was introduced into the game to kill time but he did show glimpses of his class with some brilliant touches and turns.
- Benjamin Lambot, who is a defender player. He showed his class today with his impeccable timing and interception. He was one of the main reasons why NorthEast United won the previous match of ISL-2020-21.
Jamshedpur FC (JFC) – Key Players
- Stephen Eze, who is Nigerian defender player. He joins JFC to bolster the centre-back position. His potential to be “one of the best centre-backs in the ISL”.
- Amarjit Singh Kiyam, who is a midfielder, delivered some truly eye-catching performances for JFC last season. His ability to win the ball back and recycle possession.
- Peter Hartley, who is defender player. He is another new signing for JFC who is expected to form a formidable partnership with Eze at the back. He was instated as the captain of Jamshedpur FC by Coach Owen Coyle. He has played 418 matches in his career since his senior team debut in 2007, keeping 122 clean sheets and scoring 37 goals in the process.
- Nerijus Valskis, who is a forward player. He was the Golden Boot winner in the 2019-20 ISL league season. He linking up with Coyle again this season promises to be a nightmare for all the defences in the league. Last season, his score was 16 goals and also racked up 6 assists.
- Narender Gahlot, who is a youngest defender player. He was a mainstay in defence in the last ISL campaign for JFC. His presence will ensure that the Indian youngsters at the club continue to maintain their high levels performances.
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC
The 2020–21 NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) season will be the seventh season in the history of Indian Super League since their establishment in 2014. NEUFC is a football club which competes in the premier competition of Indian football – Indian Super League (ISL). It was a historic moment in Indian football as NEUFC became the first team in the world to have a representation by region instead of a city. NEUFC-team is nicknamed as ‘The Highlanders’. His performance has been disappointing so far in the ISL. Although the team recently qualified for the playoffs (in the 2018-19 season), it has finished bottom of the table twice. The team is coached by the newly appointed Spaniard Gerard Nus for the 2020-21 ISL season. He is the youngest head-coach in the ISL, and will be looking to make his mark in his first job as a head coach since leaving the Ghana national team in 2017. He has a lot of experience in his career as coach. Attacking midfielder Federio Gallego will continue for a third successive season while the management has roped in fresh six overseas faces, namely Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Khassa Camara, Luis Machado, Idrissa Sylla, and Kwesi Appiah. Striker Kwesi Appiah, who has Premier League and Championship experience from England, is the biggest signing for the new campaign. Idrissa Sylla and Luis Machado add depth to its attack. Britto PM and VP Suhair join NEUFC after a successful season with Mohun Bagan in the I-League. Mizoram-born Lalkhawpuimawia was among the goals at Churchill Brothers last season.
Jamshedpur FC Team News
For Jamshedpur FC (JFC) this season will be the fourth season. JFC home ground is also called ‘The Furnace’, but their performances last season did not end up well. They managed only four wins in the entire 2019-20 season of the Indian Super League and finished eighth in the league table with just eighteen points. JFC management announced Owen Coyle as their new head coach. Coyle took over the reins from Aitor Monroy. However, JFC team have Owen Coyle at the helm this season, who took Chennaiyin FC to the final after joining midway through the 2019-20 campaign. The experienced coach has added a number of new signings to bolster the JFC squad and with some key performers from last season chipping in, he can hope for a much better campaign this time around. Some of the club major signings is defender Peter Hartley, who arrives at Jamshedpur after a two-year spell with Scottish club Motherwell. The Englishman Peter Hartley, who spent nine years at Sunderland, has been named captain for the upcoming season – confirmed by the head coach Owen Coyle. Last season’s Golden Boot winner and former Chennaiyin FC striker Nerijus Valskis roping to JFC team. Other notable transfers to Jamshedpur FC include the arrivals of Brazilian midfielder Alex Lima, Nigerian defender Stephen Eze and Australian forward Nicholas Fitzgerald. Jamshedpur’s biggest Indian signing is Jackichand Singh’s transfer from FC Goa.
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC – Recent Form
NorthEast United FC: D D W D D
Jamshedpur FC: D D W D D
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC – Team Squad
NorthEast United FC (NEUFC):
Subhasish Roy, Gurmeet Singh, Nikhil Deka, Sanjiban Ghosh, Wayne Vaz, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Dylan Fox, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Rakesh Pradhan, Pragyan Gogoi, Khassa Camara, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Kwesi Appiah, Federico Gallego, Fanai Lalrempuia, Benjamin Lambot, Imran Khan, Lalengmawia, Britto PM, Rochharzela, Idrissa Sylla, Ashutosh Mehta, Suhair VP, Luís Machado, Lalkhawpuimawia, Mashoor Shereef Thankgalakath
Jamshedpur FC (JFC):
Pawan Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Raj Kumar Mahato, Vishal Yadav, Rehnesh Paramba, Narender, Joyner Lourenco, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sandip Mandi, Subhash Barua, Laldinliana Renthlei, Karan Amin, Manash Protim Gogoi, Peter Hartley, Jitendra Singh, Stephen Eze, Aitor Monroy, Alex, Amarjit Kiyam, Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Mobashir Rahman, Billu Teli, Nick Fitzgerald, Harsha Parui, Manisana Singh, Gaurab, Gorachand Mamdi, Sapam Kenedy Singh, Nerijus Valskis, David Grande, Aniket Jadhav, Bhupender Singh, William Lalnunfela
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC – Probable Playing 11
NorthEast United FC:
Gurmeet Singh, Dylan Fox, Benjamin Lambot, Gurjinder Kumar, Ashutosh Mehta, Khassa Camara, Luís Machado, Lalengmawia, Idrissa Sylla , Suhair VP, Ninthoinganba Meetei
Rehnesh Paramba, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma, Karan Amin, Aitor Monroy, Mobashir Rahman, Alex, Nerijus Valskis , William Lalnunfela, Jackichand Singh
NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC – Match Prediction:
The analytics shows that NorthEast United FC has clear supremacy over Jamshedpur FC. JFC-team has got a good head-coach Owen Coyle replacement of Aitor Monroy and also last season Golden Boot winner and former Chennaiyin FC striker Nerijus Valskis roping to Jamshedpur FC. So, it is a major advantage for JFC team. They have experienced foreigners like Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Alex Lima and Nicholas Fitzgerald to act as the spine of the side. But, the entry of new coach is disadvantage for both the teams, because his strategies could go haywire if the players fail to be in sync. On the other hand, NEUFC-team, every year there have been changes to their coaching staff and playing staff, which leads to a less settled side. Even in the goal-scoring department they didn’t look that good as they scored only 16 goals throughout the season. So, they will need to improve all over the pitch to find success. But, they had a main key player Subhashish Roy, who has made a lot of saves to keep them alive in many matches in the last season. They had a new signing of 2 overseas strikers Idrissa Sylla and Kwesi Appiah. So, they will expect to see more goals scored compared to last season. So far, NEUFC-team has a decent goal scoring with 8 goals in 6 matches. We expect NEUFC to win this match.