Match 15 Preview: Jamshedpur FC, Hyderabad FC look to to build on morale-boosting wins

Jamshedpur FC will face Hyderabad FC on matchday 14 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

The Men of Steel are unbeaten in this season having drawn their first game against SC East Bengal, and then winning their second one against FC Goa. New signing Peter Hartley has been spectacular in leading Jamshedpur FC’s defence while striker Nerijus Valksis has who ended his goal drought against FC Goa will once again pose a big threat to Hyderabad FC.

On the flip side, Hyderabad FC are fresh off a victory against Mumbai City FC - their first-ever against them in Hero ISL history - after a 1-0 loss against Chennaiyin FC in their opening game. Youngster Rohit Danu and striker Bartholomew Ogbeche have been shone for their side winning the last game for them.

Form Guide

Jamshedpur FC

Although they shared the spoils in their first game against SC East Bengal, Jamshedpur FC looked resilient and kept composure, dominating the possession in that match. The Men of Steel ran riot against FC Goa in their second game with a brace from Nerijus Valskis and a goal from Jordan Murray in the latter half of the game, eventually winning 3-1.

Hyderabad FC

Hyderabad FC were the better team in their first game against Chennaiyin FC, but they didn’t have their shooting boots on, and conceded a goal via a penalty in the second half of the game. Manuel Marquez’s men rectified their mistakes and eked out a win against current champions Mumbai City FC in their second game, winning 3-1.

Key Players

Jamshedpur FC

Nerijus Valskis: The 34-year-old forward has been on fire this season, having three goal contributions in two games already. A fox in the box, Valskis will be hungry for more goals against Hyderabad FC with support from Greg Stewart and Komal Thatal.

Peter Hartley: Hartley is the leader of the pack, keeping the Jamshedpur backline strong and composed. The defender helped his team equalise in the first match with a header in injury time in the first half.

Hyderabad FC

Rohit Danu: The 19-year-old Indian youngster has been lauded as the future of Indian football several times by Hyderabad FC coach Manuel Marquez. Surely, Danu lived up to the hype as he came off as a substitute in his last match and scored a goal against FC Goa.

Bartholomew Ogbeche: Ogbeche is one of the most experienced players in the ISL, and is already off the mark in the new season. Ogbeche’s clinical finishing is an intimidating factor for the opponent team, making him a valuable asset for the Hyderabad side.

Head to head record

Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC have faced each other four times with three of those encounters ending in draws. The Red Miners have one win to their name while Hyderabad FC are yet to taste victory against their opponents on Thursday.

Stats

Jamshedpur FC’s happy hunting ground: Jamshedpur have played 5 matches at this venue and are yet to suffer a loss. They won 3 and drawn 2 of their 5 matches at the Athletic Stadium, Bambolim. They are the only Hero ISL team yet to lose at Bambolim.

Intense second half: Hyderabad and Jamshedpur have scored a majority of their goals in the second half of their matches this season. Hyderabad have scored 2 of their 3 goals (67%) in second half and Jamshedpur have scored 3 of their 4 (75%) in the same time period.

Jamshedpur FC’s good starts: Jamshedpur have remained unbeaten in their first 3 matches of all their seasons in the Hero ISL apart from the 20-21 season.

Match Timings and Telecast Details

Match: Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC

Date: 02 December 2021

Venue: Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, Goa

Kick-off time: 7.30 pm

Telecast: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 regional channels - Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu

Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar, and JioTV.

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