Kick-off : 5:30 PM (Local)
Venue : Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Bengaluru are struggling this season of the ISL and are languishing at 9th place in the table with just 7 points. They have a goal difference of -6 and lost the last game to Kerala Blasters 2-3. They will hope to get things underway.
The Blues have shown defensive frailties and they need to avoid these to remain solid and defend. On the attacking front they will require more.
Manager Simon Grayson will go with a 4-3-3 formation.
On the other hand, Jamshedpur have had a dreadful season as well thus far and they are languishing at 10th with just 4 points from 9 games. They have a goal difference of -10. Jamshedpur lost their previous game to ATK Mohun Bagan 0-1. Things need to get underway.
The Men of Steel have been poor defensively and they will need to up their defensive game. Attack wise they demand more.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd might us a 4-2-3-1 system on Saturday.
Team news and possible lineups
Peter Hartley is suspended for Jamshedpur ahead of the weekend game.
As for the Blues, Udanta Singh is out injured.
Bengaluru XI : Sandhu, P. Das, S. Jhingan, Jovanovic, N. Bhutia, Suresh Singh, Farooq, Javi Hernandez, Roshan Singh, S. Chhetri, R. Krishna.
Jamshedpur XI : Vishal Yadav, Renthlei, Sabia, Pratik Chaudhari, Lallawmawma, G. Singh, Emmanuel-Thomas, B.S Thangjam, Crivellaro, R. Das, Chukwu.
It should a closely fought encounter between two of the lowest ranking teams in the ISL. But I expect Bengaluru to have an edge at home and it might culminate into a narrow 1-0 win.