Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolin, Goa.
7:30 pm: Kick-off!
7:15 pm: The last time the two teams met, Jamshedpur FC won the match convincingly with a 3-1 goal margin in the first leg this seaon.
Follow the highlights of the match here: FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC Highlights
7:00 pm: Head-to-head - Jamshedpur FC and FC Goa have met nine times in the past and Goa has come out on top five times, while JFC has won thrice. Only one match has been a draw, which was on the same day three years ago!
6:35 pm: Starting Line-ups are out!
Jamshedpur Starting XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender Gahlot, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Alexandre Lima, Jitendra Singh, Boris Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Greg Stewart, Daniel Chima Chukwu
FC Goa Starting XI: Naween Kumar (GK), Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Anwar Ali, Aiban Dohling, Princeton Rebello, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Airam Cabrera, Devendra Murgaonkar
6:00 pm: Here's how we think the two sides would line up for the match:
Jamshedpur Predicted XI: Pawan Kumar, Laldinliana Renthlei, Eli Sabia, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawnmawma, Seimenlen Doungel, Jitendra Singh, Monashir Rahman, Koman Thatal, Greg Stewart, Daniel Chima Chukwu
FC Goa Predicted XI: Dheeraj Singh (GK), Saviour Gama, Leander D’Cunha, Anwar Ali, Aiban Dohling, Alexander Jesuraj, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Alberto Noguera, Jorge Ortiz, Airam Cabrera
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After two weeks without a game with its last two matches postponed with COVID issues, Jamshedpur FC will be hoping to to quickly find its form when it plays FC Goa in the Indian Super League at Bambolin on Friday.
“It will be a difficult match for a number of reasons. Of course, we have been in quarantine for such a long time and that will be a challenge mentally and physically for the lads,” said Owen Coyle, Jamshedpur FC's head coach.
“But we have managed to train at several stages. It is what is. The other challenge is we are playing a very good side in FC Goa.”
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Jamshedpur is in the third spot in the league table with 19 points from 11 matches and the arrival of Nigerian striker Daniel Chima from SC East Bengal in the January transfer window, should bolster the team's attack.
Meanwhile, FC Goa is way down in the ninth rung with 14 points from 13 games. It has just one win to show from its last eight matches and coach Derrick Pereira feels that the tough situation has put mental pressure on his boys.
“It's tough now. The results are not going our way. There’s a lot of mental pressure on the players and that’s why they tend to lose focus during games,” said Pereira.
“Our finishing touches in front of the opponents’ goal haven’t been good. And our defence has lost focus at times. We have to overcome all this by giving more than our 100%.”
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