Bengaluru FC will look to build momentum when they will face Jamshedpur FC in a high-octane encounter of Indian Football League tonight (9 Jan). The match will be played at Bengaluru’s home ground, Sree Kanteerava Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM IST. Bengaluru will be looking to continue their consistent run in the tournament and secure their spot for the semi-final. Jamshedpur at the same time will look to end their winless streak of five games.
Bengaluru FC began the new year with a 2-1 win over table topper FC Goa last week but it didn’t come easy. Goa kept Bengaluru on their toes in the first half before Chhetri's brace saw them through. The defending champions are currently five points behind the first-placed Goa and they will look to close the gap by winning this game.
Jamshedpur FC are winless in their last five games and injury to their key players have made the matter even worse for them. Antonio Iriondo’s side are sixth on the points ladder with 13 points and cannot afford another slip up in the decisive phase of the IFL. A loss can further increase the gap between them and the top four sides. Jamshedpur will have to show a lot more application in this match to breach in-form Bengaluru fortress.
Date: January 9th, 2020, Thursday
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Timings: 7:30 PM (IST)
Probable Playing Line-up
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan Gonzalez, Nishu Kumar, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri, Deshorn Brown.
Subrata Pal, Robin Gurung, Memo, Tiri, Narender Gahlot, Aitor Monroy, Mobashir Rahman, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Farukh Choudhary, CK Vineeth, David Grande.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu