League's most successful attack host most successful defence

FC Goa who have the most fluid attack take on the most stubborn defence Jamshedpur FC in tonight’s encounter. The Gaurs will look to come back to winning ways against newcomers Jamshedpur. FC Goa hasn’t tasted victory since they defeated Delhi Dynamos 5-1 on 16th December. FC Goa still finds themselves outside the top 4 after their defeat against NorthEast United.

Its bit tricky to digest that the team which has scored most number of goals is still to see themselves outside the top 4. This is due to their leaky defence who have let in goals at constant periods.A win in the previous game would have taken FC Goa into a playoff spot but they failed to capitalize on their chances as NorthEast United put them to the sword and condemned them to defeat.Lobera’s men will look to put up an improved performance against a team who have just conceded just 4 goals in the tournament.

The away team has just conceded 4 goals so far, but they have also scored just 4 goals.3 of the goals have come from their Nigerian striker Izu Azuka.It will be a return to Fatorda for former Gaur trinidade Goncalves who will be wearing a red jersey this season.Trinidade had scored the late winning penalty for the red miners against BFC at Kanteerava.Jamshedpur will sorely miss forward Mehtab Hossain who serves out the suspension.

Fan favourite “Coro” has so far has bagged nine goals and three assists but failed to deliver against the Highlanders last time around. He has troubled each and every defence that he has faced so far with his speed and clinical finishing, making it tough for any opponent to contain him.While the Nigerian Izu Azuka is his team’s highest scorer and scored both Jamshedpur’s goals in their last fixture against the Islanders. Strong and pacey, he is capable of outfoxing any defence and more often than not, wins his aerial duels. The 28-year-old has netted three goals this season.

Match Facts

  • FC Goa has scored the most number of goals so far and Jamshedpur FC have conceded the lowest number of goals.
  • Jamshedpur FC has scored joint lowest goals in the tournment so far.
  • Jamshedpur FC has a neutral goal diffrence.

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