Matchweek 13 of the Indian Super League 2020-21 season sees Jamshedpur FC opening the round with a tough game against NorthEast United FC. Later, FC Goa welcome ATK Mohun Bagan at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday in a bid to leapfrog them in the ISL points tally.
Other fixtures include Chennaiyin FC's tussle with SC East Bengal, Hyderabad FC's game against the bottom-placed Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC at the GMC Stadium. With that being said, here we look at some of the key figures that might help you throughout the matchweek.
FC Goa vs ATK Mohun Bagan
Both FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan are heading into the fixture with a similar record, having won three of their last five games, while losing one and drawing one. ATKMB sure have one of the finest attacks in the league, yet they have managed to score a mere 10 goals in as many games, meaning they are averaging just one goal per game. Goa, on the other hand, are the second-highest scoring team in the league so far, having netted 16 goals in 11 games.
|FC Goa vs ATK Mohun Bagan 1st goal comparison (minute-wise)
ATKMB have set a vague pattern this season, as they have failed to score a goal in the opening 30 minutes of the game. In fact, nine of their 10 goals this season have come in the final 45 minutes, thus you can rightly expect them to net during the period. While their attack has relatively struggled, ATKMB have kept one of the meanest defences in the league this season, having conceded just four goals, while FC Goa have conceded 11.
Chennaiyin FC vs SC East Bengal
Robbie Fowler's East Bengal have endured a difficult start to their new life in the Indian Super League, having tasted victory on just two occasions in a whopping 11 outings. They have face another uphill battle, this time against Chenniyin FC, who have been utterly inconsistent.
|Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal goals conceded comparison
Despite East Bengal's poor form, the fact remains that they are undefeated in their last five games, having won two and drawn three. Chennaiyin, on their part, have drawn three, lost one and won one. One can truly expect goals from this fixture given how subpar East Bengal's defence has been this season. Chennai are tipped to find the net in the second period at least once as East Bengal have conceded 13 of their 16 goals in the final 45 minutes. As far as Chennai are concerned, they too are likely to concede in the second half as they have let in nine of their 12 goals during the period.
Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC
Kerala Blasters are desperately looking for a win, having won a solitary game in their 11 outings this season. They now face an inconsistent Bengaluru FC who sit sixth in the points tally, and need results to go their way if they tend to finish within the play-off spot.
|Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC head-to-head
|Kerala Blasters||Metrics||Bengaluru FC|
Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC head-to-head record outrightly favours the former, as they have won five of their seven meetings. The Tusker have registered a solitary victory. Unlike last season though, Bengaluru FC have failed to keep clean sheets, having conceded a whopping 14 goals in just 11 games. Kerala, on the other hand, have let in 20.
A look at the pattern of their scoring and conceding shows the Tuskers are likely to concede at least once in the second period, as they have let in 12 of their 20 goals in the final 45 minutes, while the Blues have scored nine of their 13 goals this season during the period.
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