ATK vs JFC Dream11 : Struggling Jamshedpur FC takes on high flying ATK FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur.
Tiri will be badly missed by JFC getting into this tie against ATK FC. The Spaniard has been the backbone of the home team’s defensive unit; hence Coach Antonio Iriondo will have to take extra efforts to strengthen his defensive unit against a strong ATK attack. Considering the top-four spots, this is a crucial game for the home team. A win on Sunday can inspire their campaign for a play-off spot and loss might just draw down curtains on the home teams 2019-20 ISL edition.
In a close fought top spot race ATK FC will have nothing less than three points on their minds. A win on Sunday will take the Kolkata based side to the top spot on the basis of goal difference. ATK FC have been in prime form after winning four out of their last five games. David Williams’ return to the starting line up will make this team a ruthless attacking unit. The ATK FC midfielders and forwards have developed a telepathic transmission of thoughts in the field and be expecting to execute that against JFC on Sunday.
Key Facts JFC vs ATK
- JFC have lost 4 out of their last 5 games.
- ATK have scored 14 out of their 24 goals in the first half.
- JFC have conceded 12 goals in the last 5 games.
- ATK have scored 11 points in their 7 away games
- Last 5 Head-To-Head games ATK – 2, JFC – 1, Draws – 2
Arindham Bhattacharja and Augustin Iniguez are one of the best defending duo of the league, Bhattacharja has pulled of 32 saves with a 76% save percentage and Iniguez has made 143 successful clearances so far in 2019-20 ISL season.
Coming back from an injury David Williams is expected to start the game on Sunday.
JFC: Tiri (Rib injury) and Piti (doubtful)
ATK FC: Pronay Haldar (Shoulder injury)
JFC: Subrata Paul (GK), Narender Gahlot, Joyner Lourenco, Jitendra Singh, Memo Moura, Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh, Noe Acosta, Farukh Choudhary, Sergio Castel, David Grande
ATK FC: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Victor Mongil, Pritam Kotal, Jayesh Rane, Javier Hernandez, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, David Williams, Roy Krishna
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Jamshedpur FC vs ATK FC
Date & Time: 2nd February 2020, Sunday, 07:30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network, Hotstar and JIO TV
JFC: Sergio Castel, Aitor Monroy and Memo Moura
ATK FC: Roy Krishna, David Williams and Javier Hernandez
ATK vs JFC Dream11 Goalkeeper
With 8 clean sheets and 32 saves this season, Arindam Bhattacharja has turned out to be a Talismanic figure for ATK FC. His ability to maneuver his defensive unit has been incredible this season. With a strong and stable defensive unit I expect Bhattacharja to keep a clean sheet in the game.
ATK vs JFC Dream11 Defenders
ATK FC has been the second best defensive unit this season, they have conceded only 10 goals in their 14 matches so far. Since I expect ATK FC to maintain a clean sheet I have selected all my defenders for the ATK FC side.
The ATK trio of Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das and Agustin Iniguez have been in tremendous form for the visitors. Iniguez provides solidity as a centre back with his swift movement and excellent technique to negotiate through balls and aerial attacks.
Kotal and Das both have the ability of playing from either side of the pitch, the two defenders are a true definition of modern day fullbacks, who support the midfield with their cross from the wings and also fall back and defend. The ATK trio has contributed with 4 assists, 1 goal and 126 successful tackles.
ATK vs JFC Dream11 Midfielders
Jamshedpur FC will be heavily dependent on their midfielders to penetrate the strong ATK defensive unit and also to assist the JFC defensive unit against a strong ATK forward attack.
Noe Acosta provides a free flowing run from the left flank feeding the likes of Sergio Castel and David Grande. Acosta’s creativity in the midfield can be capable of creating panic situations in the opposition’s half. Acosta this season has scored once and assisted once for the home side.
Aitor Monroy and Memo Moura will be playing a supportive role for their defensive unit. With Tiri and Piti being out of equation the JFC duo will have added responsibilities in cutting down ATK’s posessional play. The duo collectively has scored 1 goal and assisted with 2 goals along with 126 successful tackles.
Javier Hernandez had an exceptional game against NorthEast FC, like a magician Hernandez assisted a goal in the dying moments of the game helping his side gain three important points. Hernandez has so far assisted 3 goals with a staggering 70 tackles and 21 inceptions in his 14 appearances.
ATK vs JFC Dream11 Forwards
The forward unit is a real powerhouse of this game. David Williams return is a big mental booster for ATK. The two ATK forwards David Williams and Roy Krishna offer swift movement and excellent positioning in the opposition’s half. Eminent control of the ball makes the duo stand out performers. The duo collectively has scored 13 goals and 7 assists so far this season.
24 years old, Sergio Castel is on loan from Atletico Madrid’s B team possesses a ruthless goal scoring ability. Castel has been accurate with his free kicks, scoring 3 out of his 7 goals from spot kicks makes him a dead ball specialist in the Jamshedpur team.
ATK vs JFC Dream 11 Power Players
Purely for their goal scoring abilities Roy Krishna is the captain and David Williams is his deputy for this game.
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
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