Match number 20 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season will be Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan at Tilak Maidan, Goa. Antonio Lopez Habas’ ATK Mohun Bagan find themself at the top half of the table with a perfect record in the three matches played this season. On the other hand, Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur FC have been winless so far in the league and are looking to get their campaign up and running with a win. Here’s what you can expect from Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan.
Owen Coyle’s entry in the Hero ISL was a spectacular one last year. He took charge of Chennaiyin FC in the middle of the season when they were at rock-bottom and took them all the way to the final of the Hero ISL 2019-20 season. This year, he has switched alliances and now dons the red of Jamshedpur FC. His life as the Red Miners’ boss hasn’t been as pleasant as he would have hoped for. In three matches, his team have got two draws and have been on the wrong side of the result on one occasion. They were on course for all three points in their previous game against Odisha FC but had the goalkeeper TP Rehenesh sent off and then went on to concede a last-minute blinder. Midfield is an issue for Coyle to solve and his team is in for a tough test against ATK Mohun Bagan.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN
Antonio Lopez Habas’ men have been perfect so far in the Hero ISL. They have a perfect record of three wins in three matches with three clean sheets. They were all set for a draw in their previous match against Odisha FC but for a last-minute set-piece goal by Roy Krishna. They are the team to beat this season and look like a complete unit. The defensive partnership of Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri and Pritam Kotal is a formidable one. In Roy Krishna, they have a striker in form and workaholic midfielders in their squad.
Jamshedpur FC (4-3-3): Pawan Kumar (GK); Laldinliana Renthei, Peter Hartley (C), Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Amarjit Singh, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima; Issac Vanamalsawma, Nerijus Valskis, Jackichand Singh
ATK Mohun Bagan (3-5-2): Arindam Bhattacharja (GK); Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan; Prabir Das, Javier Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Jayesh Rane, Subhasish Bose; Roy Krishna, David Williams
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Last season’s Golden Boot winner, Nerijus Valskis has started this season yet again in top goal-scoring form. He is top on the goal-scoring charts tied with three goals in three games. He will be the danger man for the ATK Mohun Bagan defence.
Hero ISL’s Hero of the Month for November, Roy Krishna has been magnificent so far in the three matches of the season. He triggers the press for his team and loves to run behind the opposition defence. He will be the target man in this match as well and one to look out for.
WHERE TO WATCH JAMSHEDPUR FC VS ATK MOHUN BAGAN
The match between Jamshedpur FC and ATK Mohun Bagan will be broadcasted in India from 7:30 PM IST on December 7 on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, and their respective HD TV channels. You can also live stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV