BFC vs JFC Dream11: Bengaluru FC will be looking to move back to the top spot in the Indian Super League when they host Jamshedpur FC at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Thursday evening (IST). The reigning champions defeated FC Goa 2-1 in the last game, who are sitting atop the table following a 2-0 win over NorthEast United.
Carles Cuadrat's team has had its fair share of bad results. In fact, the two defeats that Bengaluru suffered so far this season came in the last four games. So there's definitely an element of inconsistency about them at this moment, something which an “out-of-form” Jamshedpur should take advantage of.
Talking about Jamshedpur, this is an important game for them. They lost the last two games, which stretched their winless run to five games. Another defeat will take them further away from the top-four spots, putting more pressure on already underfire Antonio Iriondo.
Host: Bengaluru FC
Visitors: Jamshedpur FC
Competition: Indian Super League
Match Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Match Timing: Thursday, January 09, @07:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Bengaluru FC to win: 1.55 (11/20), Probability to happen: 64.52%
Jamshedpur FC to win: 4.75 (15/4), Probability to happen: 21.05%
Draw: 3.80 (14/5), Probability to happen: 26.32%
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Bengaluru FC team news: The Blues are likely to have new signing Deshorn Brown available for this game. The 29-year-old Jamaican, who signed on new year's day, missed Bengaluru FC's 2-1 over FC Goa due to visa issues. He is likely to feature from the bench.
Sunil Chhetri will once again spearhead the attack for the Blues. He has been instrumental for the team this season, saving the team face in many games with his seven goals in the league this season.
“Sunil Chhetri is our top scorer but we are creating chances, but other players should also score. All the attacking players are working hard to score. I am sure they will help us during the next matches. We play in a good way and we create a lot of chances,” said Bengaluru goalkeeping coach Javier Pinillos.
It's good to have an in-frim striker in the team, but head coach Carles Cuadrat will be worried about the lack of production from the rest of the players, especially Indian wingers Udanta Singh and Ashique Kuruniyan, who have flattered to deceive at best this season.
That said, Cuadrat must be content with his defensive players, who have been hard to score against this season. The water-tight defence has let in just seven goals in the first 11 games.
Bengaluru FC key players:
Sunil Chhetri: 07 Goals.
Erik Paartalu: 01 Goal.
Albert Serran: 01 Goal
Jamshedpur FC team news: Key midfielder Piti remains out for Jamshedpur, but the visitors will hope to have their leading goal scorer Sergio Castel back available for this game. Castel has scored five times this season, and without him, against Bengaluru's defence, the visitors may lack the firing power.
Jamshedpur's new signing David Grande is in contention to start. The 28-year-old arrived from Spanish club Unionistas de Salamanca.
Jamshedpur FC key players:
Sergio Castel Martinez: 05 Goals.
David Grande: 09 Goals this season in Segunda Division.
CK Vineeth: 01 Goal.
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC predicted playing 11:
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Goalkeeper), Nishu Kumar, Juanan Gonzalez, Albert Serran, Rahul Bheke, Erik Paartalu, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Dimas Delgado, Ashique Kuruniyan, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri
Jamshedpur FC: Subrata Pal (Goalkeeper), Robin Gurung, Memo, Tiri, Narender Gehlot, Aitor Monroy, Mobashir Rahman, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Farukh Choudhary, David Grande, CK Vineeth
BFC vs JFC Dream11 teams:
Goalkeeper: S Paul
Defenders: A Serran, H Khabra, R Bheke, Tiri
Midfielders: D Delgado, E Paartalu, M Moura
Forwards: S Chhetri (C), C K Vineeth, D Grande (VC)
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