ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City FC aiming for more records as they take on Jamshedpur FC to maintain their season dominance
A victory for the Islanders will put them seven points ahead of Hyderabad FC, who are not playing this week. As for the Red Miners, they have a chance to become the only team to remain unbeaten against Mumbai City FC this season.
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With a total of nine points and five games to play, Jamshedpur FC’s main objective will be to finish as high as possible. The Red Miners could have been level on points with East Bengal FC at this stage, but lost 3-0 to Bengaluru FC last week.
Scoring goals hasn’t been easy for Aidy Boothroyd’s men. However, last week was the first time in five games that Jamshedpur FC went blank. Over the past few weeks, the Red Miners have scored no more than two goals per game, ended their winless streak and picked up just a few points in the process.
Daniel Chukwu has scored just once after finding the back of the net against Mumbai City FC in the second leg three months ago. The Nigerian is expected to start the game against the Islanders but Ishan Pandita and Harry Sawyer will also be in contention.
“Jamshedpur FC, ATK
Bagan], and Hyderabad FC are the only teams to score against Mumbai. It’s a very difficult match against a well-trained team. It will be a tough game for us,” Boothroyd said. “We all love football, but games don’t always go to the team that is in good shape. We have a lot of respect for the opponent, but we want to try to win every game we play,” he added.
Mumbai City FC coach has made great preparations
Mumbai City FC head coach Des Buckingham has already traveled to Guwahati and Kolkata to study his previous two opponents, and will likely have another solid plan for his next game.
Buckingham’s unbeaten Mumbai City FC have been running like a well-oiled machine so far. Greg Stewart assisted fly-half Lallianzuala Chhangte in the reverse game. The Scot will be looking to add more goal contributions to his tally when he faces his former club.
“Last time we played them we lost two points against them at home. They are a good team playing under a good coach in Aidy. We have watched their last games and expect a tough challenge” , Buckingham said. “We are a very different team to what we were when we played them last time. We have shown our attacking football more often. It will be a very different game to last and we are looking forward to it,” he said. -he declares. added.
Including the reverse match, these two teams have met 11 times in the Hero ISL. The Red Miners have won five times, while the Islanders have won three times. Their last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw.
Source: ISL Media
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