2019-20 Indian Super League – Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin kick off? Monday 9th December, 2019 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin being played? JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur

What TV channel is Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India

Where can I stream Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Hotstar

Where can I get tickets for Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMSHEDPUR

  • Jamshedpur are within touching distance of the top spot and have only lost one match this season but frustratingly they have won only one of their last four matches having been denied the three points against NorthEast United when they conceded in the closing stages of the game.
  • They took the lead against NorthEast through a Sergio Castel goal in the 28th minute and had looked set to go top of the table with a win until Panagiotis Triadis equalised for the visitors right at the end of normal time.
  • Jamshedpur’s top scorer Sergio Castel picked up an injury and had to be taken off in the second-half against NorthEast, they are still assessing his fitness and if he is missing from this match it would be a big blow to the team as the Spaniard has scored five goals in six matches this season.

CHENNAIYIN

  • New Chennaiyin coach Owen Coyle will take charge of the team for the first time having replaced John Gregory at the helm with the team sitting in ninth place in the table with five points from their opening six matches.
  • This is Coyle’s first experience in the Indian Super League, though he does come with a wealth of experience with includes managerial jobs in England, Scotland and the USA.
  • Coyle takes control with Chennaiyin having picked up a win and a draw from their last two matches – they were denied consecutive wins by a late equalising goal against Odisha in their last match.

THE PREDICTION

Four points from their last two games was not enough to save John Gregory’s job at Chennaiyin, and so starts a new era at the club. The task for his replacement Owen Coyle in his opening match is a difficult one, against a Jamshedpur team who have only lost once this season. Jamshedpur are sweating on the fitness of Sergio Castel and if he is fit and available it surely increases their chances of getting the three points, though even without him Jamshedpur might just scrape to a close victory.

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