Date: 25 February, 2021
Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Tilak Maidan, Vasco da Gama, Goa
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Last of the ISL matchday will witness Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC on Thursday. Both the sides will not be able to make it to playoffs despite the result of the game, and will be playing only to end the season on a good note. While Jamshedpur will be entering on the back of a win, The Blues will take on to pitch after a loss. So, it will be interesting to see which club will give a better farewell to their fans.
Jamshedpur and Bengaluru sit close to one another in the points tally, with former on 6th, and latter on the seventh position in the table. A win for Jamshedpur will see no changes in the standings, while all the points for Bengaluru FC will see them ending the season on sixth position.
Owen Coyle will have everyone at his disposal for the game against Bengaluru FC. It will be exciting to see if he brings in some new players from the ranks, particularly the Indian youth prospects. However, one can also expect him to start veterans alongside newbies. A player to watch out will be side’s top scorer Nerijus Valskis.
Naushad Moosa will be handling his last game for the Blues with all players in ranks. The season for Bengaluru FC, has been underwhelming to say the least, and the fans will want to end it on a good note. One can expect Moosa to try some new experiments as well for the last game. Players to watch out for will be the skipper Sunil Chhetri and forward Cleiton Silva.
A clash of attacking powerhouses is always fun to watch in Indian Super League. While the Red Miners have expertise in building from back and burying their chances, the Blues are the best set-piece takers in the league this season. Expect midfield battle to be at its peak in the clash with defences having less role to play than forward line of the teams. One can expect contest to be an end to end one as ball transitions will have to be fast if one side wants to get an advantage over the other.
For fantasy team, it is recommended to have more attacking-minded players than defenders and have at least one defensive midfielder because the play-breaking in form of tackles and interceptions will boost points.
Probable Playing XI
TP Rehenesh (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley (C), Stephen Eze, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Seiminlen Doungel, Farukh Choudhary, Nerijus Valskis.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Erik Paartalu, Xisco Hernandez, Sunil Chhetri (C), Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Cleiton Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Parag Srivas, Francisco Gonzalez.
Goalkeepers: Rehenesh, Sandhu
Defenders: Eze, Hartley, Bheke, Gonzalez
Midfielders: Monroy, Lima, Paartalu, Hernandez
Forwards: Valskis, Singh, Chhetri, Silva
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