Both Jamshedpur FC and Indian Navy team hope to get off the mark in the 2023 Durand Cup as they face each other on Thursday.
JFC vs IAN Match Details
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023
Time: 15:00 (IST)
Venue: Mohun Bagan Ground
JFC vs IAN Match Preview
The reserve side of Jamshedpur FC had to suffer a 5-0 thrashing from Mumbai City, playing with their main squad, in their Durand Cup opener. A Jorge Diaz’s brace within 15 minutes from the start and solo strikes from Alberto Noguera, Yoell Van Nieff and Vikram Pratap Singh cruised the Islanders to victory. The defeat also gives a huge disadvantage in terms of goal difference as well for the Men of Steel. With two games in hand, the young guns of the team hope to overturn the defeat and fight for a place in the knockouts. It will certainly require something extraordinary from them with the colossal challenge of facing the Indian Navy and Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting. Facing the former, Jamshedpur FC have to secure all three points or their journey in the competition will be over prematurely.
The football team of the Indian Navy is at a similar crossroads as their opponent on Thursday. They lost to Mohammedan 2-1 after holding them in the first half. David Lalhlansanga scored just five minutes after the restart and Remsanga added the other in the 70th minute to secure the win for the Black Panthers. Dettol’s sending-off made matters interesting but Britto’s stoppage-time goal proved too little too late. Indian Navy will wish to bounce back from the defeat against the reserve side of Jamshedpur FC. Despite the result, there were plenty of positives to look for and they will use that in their next match to gain the required result. A win will level them up with Mohammedan in terms and might overtake them in the group as well in second place at least momentarily.
JFC vs IAN Dream11 Team Prediction
GK: Vishnu (7)
DEF: N Singh (8), Sagayaraj (7.5) Sardar (7.5), Gurung (7)
MID: Mahata (8), Inayath (7.5), A Khan (6.5)
FW: Britto (9), Bastin (7), Jyoti (6.5)
Vice-captain: Pintu Mahata
Captain: Britto PM