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NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur: Preview and Predictions
Inconsistency has been the hallmark of NorthEast United in the past and they will be keen to make a good start to the new season against the new boys in the league Jamshedpur FC.
The United remain as one of the two teams that are yet to make it to the semifinals of the Indian Super League. But, they did come close to achieve this in last two editions by finishing 5th. Yet, it is a fresh start for the Highlanders with a new coach at the helm and a bunch of new players in the squad.
The Highlanders will be managed by Joao de Deus for the upcoming season whose latest stint was with the relegated Portuguese Primeira Liga club CD Nacional. The team do lack experience or bigger names like other clubs and are heavily reliant on youngsters.
Jamshedpur FC might be the new boys in town. But, they did announce themselves in to the foray by bagging the influential Kerala Blasters head-coach Steve Coppell along with his assistant Ishfaq Ahmed. They also roped in the key players Kervens Belfort and Mehtab Hossain who played a key role in the Kerala’s run to the tournament final last season.
This is not all, the team from steel city do have experience all around the park. In a nutshell, almost all players in the 23-men squad have some experience of playing in the Indian Super League.
NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur FC: Head-to-head
This is the first meeting between NorthEast United and Jamshedpur FC.
NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur FC: Predictions
The NorthEast are known for making slow starts to the season and this could happen once again with the team lacking in experience alongside a new coach at the helm.
Therefore, Jamshedpur have a slight advantage here, mainly due to Steve Coppell and the kind of players he has in his roster.
Predicted Full-Time Score: 1-0 win for Jamshedpur @ 9.00 odd with Jetbull.
NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur FC: Bet Tips
FT – Jamshedpur to win @ 3.40 is a value bet.
Under 2.5 full-time goals @ 1.62 is a potential banker.