Odisha got off to a flying start this season, winning three of their four matches so far. They are in second place, three points behind table leaders Mumbai City FC.
People like Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Javi Hernandez, Aridai Suarez and Jonathas have underlined Odisha’s excellent foreign recruitment this time around as they have all shot in their respective departments so far.
“Our players have to be committed to the task and concentrate throughout the game because it’s going to be a tough game,” said Odisha boss Kiko Ramirez.
Jamshedpur lost 2-4 to Mumbai City in a thrilling game, but showed guts of the highest order as they came back from a 3-0 deficit within 24 minutes to make it 3-2 in the second half. The ‘Men of Steel’ are fourth on the table with eight points from five games.
In the pre-match press conference, Kiko Ramirez announced that Aridai Suarez is fit to play the upcoming match, but he will have to make a final decision about his inclusion in the team just before the game.
In the pre-match press conference, Owen Coyle informed the media that Peter Hartley suffered a strain in the last game, so the club will wait and decide if he is fit enough to play. As for Jordan Murray and Seiminlen Doungel, the coach said that both are back in training and competing for the match against Odisha FC. However, Mobashir Rahman needs time to recover, but he is making good progress.
Javi Hernandez: The midfielder has three goals and two assists in four games. Defensively, he made four tackles, two blocks, three clearances and two interceptions. The Spaniard has the ability to make pointed crosses from dead ball situations.
Jonathan de Jesus: The Brazilian scored the winner in the last game against NorthEast United. OFC looked a lot more complete with its introduction in the second half. He is crucial to the club’s attacking play.
Nerijus Valskis: The 34-year-old is a leader in the squad. He has two goals and one assist in their five games. The Lithuanian won the golden shoe in the 2019-20 season.
Komal Thatal: The winger has looked dangerous on the left wing. He almost inspired a JFC comeback in the last game thanks to a beautiful goal early in the second half.
Jamshedpur FC Three Shot Of Century
Jamshedpur FC is just three goals away from reaching 100 goals in Hero ISL.
Location is a good charm
Odisha FC has played all their matches at Tilak Maidan Stadium this season. They have won three games and lost only one.
Match times and broadcast details
Date: Dec 14, 2021
Event location: Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama, Goa
Kick-off time: 7.30 pm
broadcast: 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
Streaming Online: Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.
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