After starting the new campaign with a win, Jamshedpur FC will be looking to maintain a 100% start to the season when they entertain one of the new boys of Indian Super League (ISL) Hyderbad FC at JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Jamshedpur FC have had two 5th place finishes since coming to life in ISL, missing out on the playoffs by the barest of margins on each occasion. It's understandable to some extent considering the Man of Steel are still new compared to other teams in ISL.
But the change in management ahead of the 2019-20 season shows that the owners of Jamshedpur FC take the success achieved by Bengaluru FC in a very short period as a blueprint for progress. It also signals the intangible pressure new manager Antonio Iriondo will be feeling this season or will come under if his team deviates away from the intended path.
But the Man of Steel have made a winning start to the new season after beating Odisha FC 2-1 in the season-opener. It lays the foundation for the whole season, but what impressed during that win was the team's tenacity and discipline after the hosts were reduced to 10-man following Bikash Jaiuru's red card.
Hyderabad, meanwhile, come into this match off the back of a 0-5 thrashing at ATK. The visitors were completely outplayed by the two-time ISL champions, with star players such as Marko Stankovic, Marcelinho and Giles Barnes failed to inspire the team.
Head coach Phil Brown has a big job on hand to boost the morale of his players ahead of a daunting trip to Jamshedpur.
The La Liga match will be played between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at JRD Tata Sports Complex, in Jamshedpur, India. The ground has a capacity of 24,424.
The game will start at 07:30 PM (IST), on Wednesday, October 29.
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JFC vs HYD Dream11 Team News:
Winger Bikash Jairu is suspended for the home game against Hyderabad following a straight red card in the last game. Antonio Iriondo would love to replace Jairu with CK Vineeth who missed the last game due to lack of match fitness. If Vineeth is not fit to start, Isaac Vanmalsawma should get the nod here.
Another change could come at the back as central midfielder Aitor Monroy was shoehorned as a center-back in the last match. We expect a change here with either Jitendra Singh or Karan Amin in contention to partner Tiri at the back.
Besides the above-mentioned changes, Iriondo should stick with the same playing 11 which started the opening game.
Jamshedpur FC squad for the season:
Goalkeepers: Amrit Gope, Niraj Kumar, Subrata Paul, Rafique Ali Sardar
Defenders: Augustin Fernandes, Robin Gurung, Tiri, Joyner Lourenco, Narendar Gehlot, Jitendra Singh, Keegan Pereira, Karan Amin
Midfielders: Memo, Aitor Monroy, Noe Acosta, Mobashir Rahman, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Bikash Jairu
Forwards: Sergio Castel, Sumeet Passi, Aniket Jadhav, Piti, CK Vineeth, Farukh Choudhary
Phil Brown has a number of issues ahead of this game Not only he has to motivate his player following a drubbing in the last game, but a few key players are out injured.
Giles Barnes, Rafael Gomez, Bobo, and Ashish Rai are all on the sidelines while Spanish midfielder Nestor Gordillo is also unavailable as he serves a lengthy suspension.
“We don’t have too many quality players. The list of injuries to key players is fairly lengthy. We will be organized and hardworking and we know what Jamshedpur can provide,” Phil Brown said.
Rafa had a debut to forget and should be replaced by Marcelinho in the playing11.
Hyderabad squad for the 2019-20 season;
Goalkeepers: Laxmikant Kattimani, Kamaljit Singh, Anuj Kumar
Defenders: Gurtej Singh, Mohammad Yasir, Tarif Akhand, Asish Rai, Sahil Panwar, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Matthew Kilgallon
Midfielders: Adil Ahmed Khan, Sahil Tavora, Deependra Negi, Nestor Jesus Benitez, Rohit Kumar, Gani Nigam, Nikhil Poojary, Marko Stankovic, Shankar Sampingiraj, Laldanmawia Ralte
Forwards: Giles Barnes, Marcelo Leite Pereira (Marcelinho), Abhisek Halder, Robin Singh, Deyvison Rogerio Da Silva (Bobo)
JFC vs HYD Dream11 playing 11:
Jamshedpur FC: Subrata Pal (GK), Jitendra Singh, Narender Gehlot, Tiri, Keegan Pereira, Memo, Farukh Choudhary, Aitor Monroy, Piti, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Sergio Castel
Hyderabad: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Asish Rai, Matthew Kilgallon, Rafa Lopez, Sahil Panwar, Marko Stankovic, Adil Khan, Laldanmawia Ralte, Abhishek Halder, Marcelinho, Robin Singh
JFC vs HYD Dream11 Teams: