In the last game, Jamshedpur, once again, proved they are one of the best attacking set-pieces in Hero ISL 21-22, as they scored two goals from corners in their 3-0 win. Skipper Peter Hartley scored his third goal of the season, all coming from corners which augured well for the Red Miners in addition to the firepower they have in front. Greg Stewart missed the last game due to suspension and the Scotsman will only add to the team’s strength. Meanwhile, Odisha could not finish in the semi-final spot in Hero ISL 21-22 but there have been improvements from their disastrous season last time. The club scored more goals this season than any other season in Hero ISL with 30 goals scored. They have conceded 38 goals, 6 goals better than the 44 they conceded last year. In terms of clean sheets, Odisha FC has kept 3 clean sheets in Hero ISL 21-22, an increase of 2 clean sheets compared to the one clean sheet they kept in Hero ISL 20-21. Odisha started the 21-22 Hero ISL strongly winning three of their first four games, but inconsistencies wrecked their season apart, through the club’s unpredictable performances on both ends of the pitch. The Kino Garcia-coached side will look to end the season on a high, languishing at seventh place with 23 points from 19 matches.
Match: Jamshedpur vs Odisha
Event: Indian Super League
Date: Friday, 4 March 2022 Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: GMC Athletic Stadium.
Jamshedpur is in fine form leading into this fixture but their upcoming fixtures should prove to be a handful for the club and the results should prove crucial for them in sealing a spot in the playoffs.
They were last seen taking on Northeast FC, in a contest where despite blowing up a two-goal lead, the club was able to find themselves a winner in the 85th minute to seal a 3-2 win.
The result marked the four consecutive wins for the club. Dropping just three points in their last eight games, the club is now 2nd in the league table, a point behind Hyderabad, with a game in hand over them.
Odisha is set to wrap up their ISL season with this fixture on Friday. Having been mathematically out of contention for the playoffs, the club’s only motive for the fixture would be to finish the season on a high.
Their most recent game came against playoff contenders ATK Mohun Bagan, they managed to hold the fixture to a 1-1 draw and hurt their opponent’s chances of proceeding to the playoffs in the process.
Managing to gain a point on average from their last five ISL fixtures, the club is currently 7th in the league, eight points behind the 4th place team.
JAMSHEDPUR VS ODISHA HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Kalinga Warriors have defeated this opponent just once.
Both teams scored in six of their last eight duels.
Seven of those games witnessed three or more goals.
The Men of Steel smashed Odisha 4-0 in their clash last December.
JAMSHEDPUR VS ODISHA PREDICTION
Having won all but one of their previous eight league matches, Jamshedpur should have little to no issues taking all three points away from a club that has won just once in their last eight league matches.
The last five matches of the Red Miners have witnessed three or more goals while four of their opponents’ previous league matches have witnessed a similar scoreline. Therefore expect more than two goals in this game.