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Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL 2023-24: JFC vs KBFC, Predicted Lineups, Preview, Standing, Team News, Prediction and more

Matchweek 20 of the Indian Super League begins on Saturday after two weeks.

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC
Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC: JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium is all set to welcome the match between Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters. Both the teams are going to face each other on Saturday to make it to the play-offs. This exciting encounter will take place on March 30, 2024 at 07:30 pm (IST).

Preview

Indian Super League is back in action after the international break. This weekend, the second match of the day in Matchweek 20 will be between Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters.

Before the international break, Kerala Blasters played their last match against Mohun Mohun Bagan at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in this match a total of 7 goals were scored from both sides, but Kerala Blasters had to face defeat in which Kerala scored 3 more goals. Mohun Bagan had scored 4 goals.

Jamshedpur FC played its last match against Mumbai City in which Jamshedpur FC lost 0-3 to Mumbai City while playing at its home JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Kerala Blasters have faced 5 defeats in the last six matches. The team’s last win came against FC Goa, it has been almost a month, since then the team is yearning for victory. Whereas Jamshedpur FC has won 3 in the last six matches while losing two and drawing one.

ISL 2023-24 Standings

In the ISL points table, both the teams are fighting for the play-offs, Kerala Blasters are currently placed fifth with 29 points. The Yellow Army has played 18 matches so far, out of which it won 9, lost 7 and drew 2 matches. Just above them is Odisha FC, which has qualified and has scored a total of 35 points.

On the other hand, Jamshedpur FC is at 8th position in the points table, having scored 20 points after playing 19 matches. Till now, the team has faced defeat in 9 matches while winning 5 and playing 5 draws. Beganaluru FC remain in seventh place with 21 points to make it to the play-offs.

What is at stake for both teams?

Jamshedpur FC: Jamshedpur has won three of the last five matches of Kerala Blasters while drawing one and winning one. Playing the last 10 matches at home, it has won 3, lost 3 and drawn 4.

Jamshedpur FC has been a team this season which has scored maximum 9 goals in 15 minutes. Although this is the strength of Jamshedpur, but Kerala Blasters will try their best to break this strength.

Kerala Blasters FC: Kerala Blasters have played very poorly in the last few matches, whether at home or away playing the last 10 matches at home, they have won 4, lost 5 and drawn one match.

The team’s head coach Ivan Vukomanovic has expressed hope of getting the team back on the winning track. Although in the team many players are suffering from injuries but the team is still expected to fight back.

Teams News

Many players in the Kerala Blasters team are injured, out of which the main player is Adrian Luna, who has played only a few matches till now. After Luna’s injury, there has been a significant decline in the team’s performance. All eyes will be on Dimitrios Diamantakos, after Luna, he is playing as the frontline for Kerala Blasters FC. He has scored 3 assists and 12 goals in the last 15 matches.

The team’s head coach Ivan Vukomanovic said at the press conference “We are developing the project for victory, every year we compete, so our main objective is to join the best teams of the country, and make it to the play-offs.”

On the other hand, Jamshedpur’s key player TP Rehenesh has left a different mark this season. He has helped keep five clean sheets for the team. TP Rehenesh has a high save rate of 71.2% and has saved one penalty so far.

The team’s head coach Khalid Jamil said in the pre-match conference, “Given the quality of the current players in our team, we deserve a place in the top six, we have played a good game so far and we have got the support of the fans, definitely we will qualify for the play-offs.”

Match Prediction

If we look at the current situation between these two teams, Jamdeshpur FC seems to be a stronger team because the key players of Kerala Blasters are injured. Till now both these teams have played each other 15 times in which Kerala Blasters has won 5 times while Jamshedpur FC has won thrice and 7 matches have been drawn.

Jamshedpur FC 2-1 Kerala Blasters FC

JFC vs KBFC Predicated lineups

Jamshedpur FC (4-2-3-1)

  • Goalkeeper: Rehenesh TP
  • Defenders: Provat Lakra, Pratik Chaudhari, Muhammad Uvais, PC Laldinpuia
  • Midfielders: Elson José Dias Júnior, Jérémy Manzorro
  • Attacking Midfielders: Imran Khan, Mohammed Sanan K, Rei Tachikawa
  • Forwards: Alen Stevanović

Kerala Blasters FC 4-4-2)

  • Goalkeeper: Karanjit Singh
  • Defenders: Sandeep Singh, Pritam Kotal, Milos Drincic, Marko Lešković
  • Midfielders: Mohammed Aimen, Vibin Mohanan, Daisuke Sakai, Rahul KP
  • Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Dimitrios Diamantakos
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