ISL 2020-21 Highlights OFC vs JFC: Mobashir's strike sees Jamshedpur return to winning ways

ISL Live, JFC vs OFC Live Football Streaming: Get Indian Super League live score updates from the game between Jamshedpur FC and Odisha FC being played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

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Jamshedpur FC players celebrate taking the lead against Odisha FC in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Monday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Welcome to Sportstar's ISL 2020-21 highlights of the Odisha FC vs Jamshedpur FC clash being played at the GMC Stadium on Monday.

That brings us to the end of our ISL coverage for the day. We will be back tomorrow when SC East Bengal takes on Bengaluru FC [PREVIEW]. FC. Until then, it's goodnight from us!

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Mobashir Rahman's goal is all that separates the two sides as Jamshedpur FC beats Odisha FC 1-0. The win, Jamshedpur's first of the year, sees it leapfrog Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC to climb to the sixth spot.

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Odisha, on the other hand, fell to its eighth loss of the campaign and remains at the bottom of the table.

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7:25pm: The players are out in the centre! Odisha in black, Jamshedpur in its white away kit.

7:15pm: Jamshedpur’s last two outings have ended in goalless draws and the three games prior to that finished in defeats for Owen Coyle’s men. The side has not scored from open play in its last four games and found the back of the net just once during that time from a corner.

7pm: Owen Coyle makes two changes to his starting line up as well. Belgian centre-back Peter Hartley is back from injury and Mobashir comes on for Monroy.

IN: Peter Hartley, Mobashir Rahman| OUT: Ricky Lallawmawma, Aitor Monroy

Defenders Stephen Eze and Peter Hartley have been vital at Jamshedpur this season, offering solidity at the back and have contributed in attack as well. - ISL/Sportzpics

 

6:45pm: Two changes for Odisha FC as Bradden Inman, who joined the Kalinga Warriors from ATK Mohun Bagan last week, is given a start right away. Paul is the other change in the XI as he replaces Daniel.

IN: Bradden Inman, Paul Ramfangzauva | OUT: Cole Alexander, Daniel Lalhlimpuia

Brad Inman is all smiles during his first training session with Odisha FC.   -  TWITTER

 

6:30pm: Team news!

Odisha FC: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Gaurav Bora, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Rakesh Pradhan, Bradden Inman, Paul Ramfangzauva, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu.

Jamshedpur FC: TP Rehenesh (GK), Narender Gahlot, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Alexandre Lima, Mohammad Mobashir, Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Farukh Choudhary.

6:15pm: Kerala Blasters seemed to be coasting to a win against ATK Mohun Bagan last evening, but that was until Roy Krishna turned up the heat! The Fijian equalised from the spot and then found the winner in the 87th minute to steer ATKMB to a remarkable comeback win - ISL 2020-21 news: Krishna brace inspires ATK Mohun Bagan's comeback win over Kerala Blasters

6pm: Here's how we think the two sides will line-up today -

Odisha FC predicted XI (4-4-2)

Arshdeep Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Rakesh Pradhan; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Gaurav Bora, Vinit Rai, Daniel Lalhlimpuia; Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu

Jamshedpur FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Alex Lima, Mobashir Rahman; Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Farukh Chouhdary

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Match preview

With the Indian Super League season well into the business end, most teams are firming up plans to secure a top-four spot. However, for Odisha FC coach Stuart Baxter, this looks a distant dream. His side is rooted to the bottom of the table with just eight points, 13 behind the fourth-placed team. And as it prepares to take on Jamshedpur FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Monday, the path, rather than the destination, is what matters for Baxter.

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“We are not talking about the play-offs till about two to three weeks. We're talking about getting to the next game. And hopefully, we will get a victory — that's what we have been trying to do since the season started,” Baxter said.

The Kalinga Warriors have won just one game and have lost seven, managing just one clean sheet in this edition. But they did record two draws in the last two encounters against better teams. Baxter urged his side to step up and turn the things around. “At the moment, we need to start (turning) those good performances that ended in a draw to good performances that result in a win," he said.

The last time the two teams clashed, they split points in a four-goal thriller. Baxter anticipates another tough fixture on Monday. “Owen's (Coyle) team is usually very competitive. I've seen them play games where they don't give up and they've got some good players. So I don't expect anything less than a difficult game,” Baxter continued.

Jamshedpur finds itself in a similar situation. While Odisha has dropped points in its last four games, it's been five matches since JFC registered a win. JFC has also failed to score in three out of its last four games. With the top four looking ever so distant, coach Owen Coyle will be looking to turn his team's goalscoring form around. “The way for us is to try and win those games which can make a difference, from one point to three points. We showed last year that if you can win game after game, then that carries (teams) into those positions (top four). We have six massive games ahead of us but we will take each game at a time starting with Odisha. We want to try and win that game," he said.

“Odisha have some very good players. When you look at the forward players, they are capable of scoring goals. It will be an exciting game as both teams would want to win,” Coyle said.

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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.

The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.

ISL 2020-21 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.