Odisha vs Jamshedpur Predictions
Jamshedpur are on a bad run of form and are struggling for goals. This game represents a huge chance for Odisha, who can breath life into their season with a win.
- Odisha have lost 1 of their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
- Jamshedpur are winless in their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
- Jamshedpur are have lost 3 of their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
- Jamshedpur have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (Indian Super League).
Head to Head
These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in November when they last met.
Nerijus Valskis scored twice for Jamshedpur in the first-half before Diego Mauricio scored in the 77th and 93rd minute to earn Odisha a point.
Jamshedpur lead the head to head 4-1 over Odisha with two draws. Odisha are unbeaten in the last two clashes.
Odisha remain bottom of the table with eight points from 13 games, and it is now or never if they are to make a run for the finals.
The Kalinga Warriors have improved of late under Stuart Baxter, losing just one of their last five matches.
Odisha got their first - and only - win of the season with a 4-2 success against Kerala Blasters.
A 2-1 defeat to Chennaiyin was sandwiched by a 0-0 draw with the same rivals and a 1-1 stalemate with Hyderabad.
Last Sunday, Odisha also drew their most recent match 1-1 with Bengaluru. Diego Maurinco opened the scoring before Odisha conceded an equaliser with eight minutes remaining.
Odisha Team News
Stuart Baxter is likely to name an unchanged side.
Odisha have signed Australian Brad Inman from ATK Mohun Bagan, but the attacking midfielder may be on the bench on Monday.
Inman has replaced Marcelinho in the Odisha squad after he fell out of favour. The Brazilian midfielder has headed in the opposite direction.
Out of form Jamshedpur are winless in five games and have scored just one goal in their last four matches.
Owen Coyle's side made it back-to-back 0-0 draws when holding Kerala Blasters on Wednesday. That followed a goalless draw with Hyderabad.
The Men of Steel had lost three in row prior to the successive draws, and find themselves in eighth spot.
They went down 3-2 to Kerala Blasters, lost 3-0 to Goa and were on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat to Bengaluru.
Jamshedpur Team News
Owen Coyle threw all of his attacking weapons together against Kerala Blasters, but they failed to end the club's search for goals.
Will Jamshedpur name new boys Seiminlen Doungel and winger Farukh Choudhary along with Nerijus Valskis and Nick Fitzgerald again?
Eight-goal Valskis has run into a barren patch with only two goals in his last eight games.
Defender Peter Hartley missed the last game through injury. A late decision will be made on his fitness.
Spanish forward David Grande remains out, as does full-back Laldinliana Renthlei.