East Bengal FC will lock horns with Jamshedpur FC in a league phase fixture of the Indian Super League 2022-23 season. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST on January 13, 2023.
Both teams are having an underwhelming campaign and are among the bottom three sides in the standings.
The Red and Gold Brigade have won just four of their 12 matches so far, losing the other eight to find themselves in ninth position.
On the other hand, the Men of Steel have emerged victorious just once in 13 matches, which is the joint-lowest alongside bottom-placed NorthEast United FC.
EBFC vs JFC Dream11 prediction for Indian Super League 2022-23
It is tough to separate the two teams as far as head-to-head matchups are concerned. The two sides have met on five occasions in the past with East Bengal winning twice while Jamshedpur have won once. Two games between the teams finished in ties.
However, analysing their recent form, the Stephen Constantine coached EBFC side can be backed to win this encounter.
Jamshedpur FC are winless in their last 10 ISL matches, a form which is in stark contrast to what they experienced in their Shield-winning 2021-22 season.
Moreover, East Bengal FC got the better of Jamshedpur FC by a 3-1 scoreline when the two teams met earlier this season and hence, they enter this match as the favourites to take all three points.
EBFC vs JFC Dream11 team tips for Indian Super League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Cleiton Silva (9.0 credits)
East Bengal FC’s Cleiton Silva is a straightforward choice among the forwards for your fantasy team. The 9.0-credit striker, who is among the leading goal-scorers of ISL 2022-23 with eight goals in 12 matches, is expected to continue his stellar form in front of goal.
Furthermore, he was on target twice against the upcoming opponents when the two sides last met earlier this season and he’ll be confident about finding the back of the net once again.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Alexandre Lima (8.5 credits)
EBFC central midfielder Alexandre Lima makes for an ideal pick among midfielders. The Brazilian, who has scored and assisted once this season, has been a key component of his side’s midfield, with the majority of his fantasy points coming from interceptions and tackles. Furthermore, the 34-year-old has been selected by over 90% fantasy players given his points tally of 57, 19, 36 and 26 in recent games.
Top tip: Best defender - Ricky Lallawmawma (8.5 credits)
Given the poor defensive records of both teams, it can be challenging for fantasy enthusiasts to pick the right player for decent returns. Nonetheless, Jamshedpur’s Ricky Lallawmawma is our recommendation from the defenders’ list.
Lallawmawma has been impressive at the back for JFC, with 47 tackles, 19 interceptions, 22 clearances and 22 blocks. He recorded his first assist of the season against Chennaiyin FC last time out and looks in great touch ahead of this match.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Kamaljit Singh (8.0 credits)
EBFC goalie Kamaljit Singh gets the nod among the goalkeepers for your fantasy team. Kamaljit registered six saves against a formidable Mumbai City FC line-up in his last match and will be hoping to produce a similar performance against Jamshedpur FC while eyeing a clean sheet.
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