Match Preview: Jamshedpur FC v Mumbai City FC
A total of 100 days separated the two losses to FC Goa and in the midst, the Islanders went on a stellar 9-game unbeaten run. The only other team Jorge Costa’s side has failed to pick up any points against so far this season has been Jamshedpur FC.
Mumbai City FC are on the road for the first time in 2019, making the trip to the Steel City of India to face Jamshedpur FC tomorrow at 7.30pm here at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.
After FC Goa’s draw against Delhi Dynamos, Mumbai City FC find themselves sitting in second place two points ahead of Sergio Lobera’s side and four points adrift of league leaders Bengaluru FC.
Cesar Ferrando’s side sit fifth in the standings, three points behind NorthEast United FC who occupy the last available play-off spot. Jamshedpur FC have only lost twice all season, both on the road but have amassed an apalling 8 draws.
It has been a mixed bag of a season for tomorrow’s hosts but with the attacking quality of Sergio Cidoncha and Mario Arques coupled with a rock-solid Tiri at the back, the Red Miners will be raring to fire on all cylinders and mount a serious challenge for a play-off spot starting tomorrow.
Where to watch it:
The game will kick off at 7.30pm IST and will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Jio TV for all viewers in India. For our global fans, you can find your broadcaster HERE. You can also follow live action on our official Twitter account - @MumbaiCityFC.
Jorge Costa has confirmed of one player missing out on tomorrow’s action due to injury, but has not revealed the player or the nature of the injury.
For Jamshedpur FC, there are some major absentees for tomorrow’s clash. Tim Cahill will miss out as will winger Michael Soosairaj. Carlos Calvo will be watching this one from the stands, serving the final game of his three-match suspension.
Who said what:
Jorge Costa: We respect Jamshedpur FC and we know what we need to do tomorrow to maintain the pressure and bring home the three points.
Raynier Fernandes: We’ve been training well all week. The result against Goa is behind us and we want to get back to winning ways.
Souvik Chakrabarti: We respect Jamshedpur FC. We know it won’t be an easy away trip but we’re focused. Getting the three points will be difficult but not impossible.
4 Feb: Delhi Dynamos FC 0-0 FC Goa
6 Feb: Benglauru FC 2-2 Kerala Blasters FC (Udanta 69’, Chhetri 85’ Stojanovic 16’ P, Pekuson 40’)
Fixtures coming up:
7 Feb: NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos (Indira Gandhi International Stadium, Guwahati, 7.30pm)
9 Feb: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, 7.30pm)