Hyderabad will come up against Jamshedpur today in a game of the 13th round of the Indian Super League. The match will see the 1st-placed Hyderabad test their skills with Jamshedpur, who currently occupy the 2nd spot in the standings.
Their last match concluded in a 1:1 stalemate. The two opponents faced each other on the 2nd of December 2021. The last five head-to-head games proved to be unsuccessful for Hyderabad, as they have been on a streak without a win, claiming just 4 draws. In the last 5 direct clashes, being the host turned out to be very beneficial. The home squad registered 1 victory and did not suffer any losses in 5 out of 5. Most of the recent meetings resulted in a draw, with that being the result in 4 of the previous 5. The last five battles on the pitch ended with one producing over 2.5 goals and four witnessing goals at both ends of the pitch. In the meantime, Hyderabad managed to keep one clean sheet, while Jamshedpur has not conceded in one of the cases. Those matches finished with 10 goals scored in total.
Hyderabad recorded a 2:1 home victory when coming up against Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League encounter on February 23rd. The club is riding a streak of three sequential victories. During the most recent 10 meetings of Hyderabad, the squads involved were not affected by playing at home or away, as they ended in a total of 3 triumphs for the hosts and 5 wins for the visitors. Only 2 of the last 10 clashes for the outfits ended in a draw. Across their previous five games, all produced over 2.5 goals and four saw both sides netting goals. Hyderabad succeeded in keeping one clean sheet during these matches, whereas they netted at least one goal in all. The team’s previous 5 outings ended with quite the high scores, as there were a total of 19 goals.
Jamshedpur previously faced Northeast United on Friday and the final score was a hard-fought 2:3 victory away from home. At the moment, the club is enjoying a streak of four successive victories. The home crowd, usually referred to as the “12th player”, have failed to significantly impact Jamshedpur’s recent ten meetings, as they ended in 6 home victories and 3 away triumphs. Just one of those last 10 clashes were draws. All of the squad’s five last matches had over 2.5 goals and four witnessed goals at both ends of the field. Jamshedpur kept one clean sheet and they scored one or more goals in all of those encounters. Throughout the team’s previous five outings, the players netted 4.4 goals on average.
This is a magnificently timed top-of-the-table clash. With just a couple of games left for the top five teams and one game left for the majority of the rest of the league, this is a game that could decide the title. Hyderabad, having played 18 of 20 matches, sit on 35 points whilst Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur is behind them on 34 points in their 17 games. These are two sides that, ahead of the game, have won and lost as many as each other. Given that Hyderabad has averaged over two per game and Jamshedpur has averaged just under two per game, it is expected to be an entertaining and crucial encounter whereby both teams’ scoring appears likely.