Goa FC, nursing hopes and strengthening chances of their maiden Indian Super League title triumph, will take on hosts Jamshedpur FC today with the solitary aim of strengthening their lead atop the league’s points table.
The Goan outfit is far from a comfort zone as any failure to garner vital points can allow their closest rivals ATK to upset the table toppers. A mere three points separate Goa FC and ATK after both the team have played 17 matches apiece. If Goa fails today, ATK can steal the top spot with a win in their final match against Bengaluru FC.
Seventh-placed Jamshedpur FC will be playing for pride and salvage their reputation in front of home crowd.
Stake for the table toppers are higher than earlier as for the first time in five years, the ISL league leader will earn the right to represent India at the AFC Champions League.
Likely starting line-ups:
Jamshedpur FC: Rafique Ali (GK), Joyner Lourenco, Sandip Mandi, Memo Moura, Bikash Jairu, Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Kiyam, Noe Acosta, Aniket Jadhav, CK Vineeth, David Grande.
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Carlos Pena, Chinglensana Konsham, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Seiminlen Doungel, Jackichand Telem, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas.
The match at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur will start from 7:30 pm India time. Fans can catch all the action LIVE on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Bangla. The feed will also be streamed LIVE on Hotstar and JioTV.