Jamshedpur hunt for second win of the season against Hyderabad
Jamshedpur FC will be eyeing to build on their home win against Odisha FC with another victory at the JRD TATA Sports Complex when they host Hyderabad FC in Match 10 of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 on Tuesday. Hyderabad, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back post a 5-0 defeat at the hands of ATK in their last match.
Antonio Iriondo's charges showed some excellent mental and physical fortitude against Odisha, especially after going a man down in the 35th minute. Despite having to play almost 60 minutes with the handicap, Tiri and Co. never really looked to be just hanging on. The focus surely was on a more measured approach, but the likes of Piti, Farukh Choudhary and Sergio Castel combined to worry the Odisha defence every opportunity they got and reaped the benefits with a late Castel winner.
Despite being early days, the Jamshedpur squad looked well drilled and the new signings like Piti, Noe Acosta, Castel and others seemed well in-tune with their teammates. Against Hyderabad FC, the hosts will look to replicate the same performance levels, if not improve upon them. Iriondo will be without Bikash Jairu for the match after the midfielder’s red card against Odisha.
Phil Brown and Co. had a forgettable outing against ATK and the focus will be on sorting out the defence. The backline looked quite shaky, especially after Rafael Lopez Gomez had to come off with an injury. The Spaniard's potential absence, along with Giles Barnes, who too picked up a knock in the last match, will be a big blow for Hyderabad.
In attack, too, Hyderabad offered very little against ATK going forward and the likes of Marcelo Pereira was kept uncharacteristically quiet by the ATK defence. The Brazilian had to come off at the hour mark against ATK and his influence on the match will again be key to Hyderabad's ambitions. One interesting stat about the Brazilian will, however, give Hyderabad fans hope. The 32-year-old has always been in the winning side in the matches he has been involved in against Jamshedpur (4 wins).
Jamshedpur FC: Subrata Paul (GK), Tiri, Joyner Lourenco, Memo, Keegan Pereira, Aniket Jadhav, Noe Acosta, Robin Gurung, Farukh Choudhary, Piti, Sergio Castel
Hyderabad FC: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Sahil Panwar, Matthew Kilgallon, Gurtej Singh, Asish Rai, Nikhil Poojary, Marko Stankovic, Adil Khan, Nikhil Poojary, Marcelo Pereira, Robin Singh.
Did you Know?
- Marcelo Pereira has always been on the winning side against Jamshedpur FC.
- In their last five home matches, Jamshedpur have won four and lost one.
- Since their admission to the league back in 2017, no team has conceded fewer goals than Jamshedpur (40).
Can Hyderabad FC bounce back against Jamshedpur after their 5-0 loss to ATK?
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