ISL 2020-21, Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC: Predicted playing XI, fantasy 11, team news and formation

ISL 2021: Ahead of the match between Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), we look at the predicted starting XIs and possible formations for both sides.

Sahal Abdul Samad will be the key for Kerala Blasters when it faces Jamshedpur FC on Wednesday.   -  sportzpics

Kerala Blasters FC will look to pull off a league double over Jamshedpur FC when they square off in match 73 of the ongoing Indian Super League season (ISL 2020-21) at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Wednesday.

Kerala, which is ninth on the points table, has had a patchy run of form since the tournament began. Kibu Vicuna's side will seek to move up the table with another win after remaining unbeaten in its last four matches. The absence of Nishu Kumar in the backline could still hurt the team but the assured performances of Jeakson Singh in the recent games is a good sign.

Meanwhile, eighth-placed Jamshedpur has just one win from its last six matches and is undergoing its worst sequence of results since its introduction to the ISL. Despite the return of young defender Narender Gahlot in the match against Hyderabad FC, it still looked wobbly at the back.

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Kerala Blasters predicted XI (4-4-2)

Albino Gomes; Sandeep Singh, Bakary Kone, Jeakson Singh, Yondrembem Denechandra; Juande, Vicente Gomez, Facundo Pereyra, Sahal Abdul Samad; Rahul KP, Gary Hooper.

Jamshedpur FC predicted XI (4-3-3)

TP Rehenesh; Narender Gahlot, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Mohammad Mobashir, Alexandre Lima, Aitor Monroy; Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Farukh Choudhary.

Fantasy picks

Captaincy pick: Jordan Murray (KBFC), Vice-captain: Nerijus Valskis (JFC)

Combined KBFC-JFC XI

Albino Gomes (KBFC); Sandeep Singh (KBFC), Peter Hartley (JFC), Stephen Eze (JFC), Yondrembem Denechandra (KBFC); Aitor Monroy (JFC), Vicente Gomez (KBFC), Sahal Abdul Samad (KBFC); Gary Hooper (KBFC), Nerijus Valskis (JFC), Mohammad Mobashir (JFC).

Where to watch Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC?

ISL 2020 will be televised live on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.