Chennaiyin FC are desperate to open the new year with a win as they travel to JRD Tata Complex to face a floundering Jamshedpur FC team.
The Men of Steels fell to a 3-1 loss to Kerala Blasters at Kochi on Tuesday while Chennaiyin FC lost narrowly to Mumbai City 2-1 on Christmas eve.
JAM vs CFC Match Details
Date: Saturday, 7 January 2023
Time: 17:30 (IST)
Venue: JRD Tata Complex, Jamshedpur
JAM vs CFC Match Preview
Jamshedpur FC failed to follow up their 2-2 draw with FC Goa last year with anything positive against Kerala Blasters after their 3-1 loss at Kochi. It was their ninth loss in the campaign and the Red Miners failed to narrow down the gap with East Bengal on the eighth. Their seven games losing streak was put to an end in the previous match but all hopes got drowned when Giannou, Diamantakos and Adrian Luna from the spot scored for the Tuskers and took the game away from the away side. Daniel Chima Chukwu finding the back of the net for the first time since October for the equalizer in the match mattered little at the end. Moving forward, Jamshedpur FC face all the teams sitting outside the playoff zones above them on the table in the next three games. All fixtures will be played this month in a crucial schedule. They hope to turn things around Chennaiyin FC first to build the necessary momentum for East Bengal and Bengaluru FC clashes next. Otherwise, bottom-placed NorthEast United will soon breathe on their shoulders if things improve on their end.
Chennaiyin FC ended the year 2022 with a defeat although narrowly to Mumbai City FC. Like in the reverse fixture, Petar Sliskovic gave the Marina Machans a shock lead in the 34th minute but it was cancelled by Lallianzuala Chhangte who scored against his old side just four minutes later. Greg Stewart then struck the winner in the second half. Despite the loss, Chennaiyin FC will have positives to take as they were one of the few sides not to have been outplayed by the Islanders. Certainly, a struck improvement from their 6-2 hammering in the earlier clash of this season. Since then, Thomas Brdaric’s side have only managed two victories and a draw in six games. Both of the wins came against the last two sides of the league. They faced Jamshedpur FC right after that loss and returned back to winning ways by claiming a 3-1 victory. The chance is now to do it again before making a treacherous trip to face Hyderabad FC at Gachibowli next week.
JAM vs CFC Team News
Jamshedpur FC have a fully fit squad available to them with head coach Adrian Boothroyd unlikely to make changes in the starting lineup that lost to Kerala Blasters in the last match. For Chennaiyin FC, goalkeeper Debjit Majumder is out with a groin problem while Abdenasser El Khayati still needs time to recover from his injury.
JAM vs CFC Predicted Lineups
JAM: Vishal Yadav; Pratik Chaudhari, Eli Sabia, Muhammad Uvais; Boris Singh, Phijam Vikash Singh, Rafael Crivellaro, Emmanuel-Thomas, Ricky Lallawmawma; Ishan Pandita, Daniel Chima
CFC: Samik Mitra; Ajith Kumar, Vafa Hakhamaneshi, Fallou Diagne, Aakash Sangwan; Julius Duker, Edwin Vanspaul; Prasanth K, Anirudh Thapa, Vincy Barretto; Petar Sliskovic
JAM vs CFC Dream11 Team Prediction
GK: Yadav (6)
DEF: A Kumar (7.5), Diagne (8), Sangwan (8.5), Ricky (8.5)
MID: Boris (8.5), Duker (8.5), Barretto (7.5)
FW: Chima (9), Sliskovic (9), Emmanuel (9)
Vice-captain: Julius Duker
Captain: Petar Sliskovic
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