Tonight in the Indian Super League, the newcomers, Jamshedpur FC take on the most lethal attacking unit of the tournament, FC Goa. Two desperate teams plotting to pull one over each other, we look at three things you can expect out of the tie.
3. More than Steel
Jamshedpur coach, Steve Coppell, has the best defensive record in the league. However, despite doing everything right at the back, they have always fallen short to do something explosive up top.
Coppell though has insisted they don't want to just be a defensive minded unit, they want to get goals and tonight, we could see a more adventurous Jamshedpur side.
2. Fix at the Back
FC Goa have the best attack in the league, but they have also leaked goals rather frequently. The coach has been often frustrated by the way they have let games slip but wishes to fix things at the back in the second half of the season.
In most of the games, they have lost focus in the dying moments of the tie, letting the opposition crawl back. Let's see if we see a more composed unit tonight.
1. The Classic Attack vs Defence
FC Goa are scoring at a rate of 2.5 goals a match, netting 20 goals in eight games. Jamshedpur, on the other hand, have just conceded four.
Goa, despite their formidable attack, are still placed fifth in the league, the reason largely being how frail they have been at the back. Jamshedpur are two places below, as they have also struggled to keep a steady flow, managing to score just four goals.
Two teams are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, and this has all the makings of being a juicy, unpredictable encounter.