Jamshedpur FC has lost three back to back matches, the team will be eyeing the win in their next scheduled match against Hyderabad FC on Sunday.
Hyderabad has been in decent form with 17 points from the same number of matches. On the contrary, Jamshedpur finds itself in a precarious position. Three defeats on the spin have seen them drop to eighth on the table.
In Owen Coyle, Jamshedpur has a coach who knows what it takes to get there. The Englishman masterminded Chennaiyin’s fairy tale run last season after taking charge midway, guiding them from the bottom of the table to the final.
Jamshedpur has bolstered their squad in the transfer window with the additions of forwards Seiminlen Doungel (loan) and Farukh Choudhary, both of whom could feature on Sunday.
Hyderabad, on the other hand, has been in good form, unbeaten in their previous four games. And one area they will be looking to capitalize on is Jamshedpur’s stuttering defense that has conceded eight goals in their last three games. Earlier, Coyle’s side had just conceded nine goals in as many matches.
But they are up against a side they have never managed to beat in their three meetings so far, allowing Jamshedpur to be optimistic about their chances as well. And Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez is expecting a difficult game for both sides.
With just four points separating both teams at the moment, there could be another close encounter on the cards.