Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa: 3 Gaurs to watch out for

posted in Match Preview by Sarthak Sharma on 17th February 2020

posted in Match Preview

by Sarthak Sharma

on 17th February 2020

Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa: 3 Gaurs to watch out for

FC Goa need just a point to finish top of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) standings before the playoffs begin, and their final challenge comes in the form of a Jamshedpur FC team with nothing to lose.

The Gaurs are flying high after four consecutive victories, and despite requiring just a draw to secure their place in the AFC Champions League, will be keen on taking all three points from the Steel City.

Individually, Hugo Boumous and Ferran Corominas have led the way for the Men in Orange, but these three Gaurs could certainly have a say in Wednesday’s big game:

#3 Mohammad Nawaz

FC Goa may have won 5-2 against Mumbai City FC last time out, but it certainly wouldn’t have been possible without the quick reflexes and athleticism of Mohammad Nawaz.

The custodian enjoyed a great game in goal for the Gaurs, pulling off three or four outstanding saves to ensure that the home side take all three points at the Fortress.

His goalkeeping brilliance may be needed once again as FC Goa take on Jamshedpur on Wednesday, and fans can certainly count on the youngster to come up trumps.

#2 Amey Ranawade

A big moment presents itself this Wednesday to Amey Ranawade in the absence of Seriton Fernandes at the right back position.

Seriton received his fourth yellow card of the season against Mumbai in the previous game, making him unavailable for the Jamshedpur clash due to suspension.

Taking his place, in all likelihood, will be Amey Ranawade, who is yet to start a single game this season for the Gaurs. Certainly proficient down the right, it is a huge responsibility for the Mumbaikar to ensure that the position is secure enough during the course of the game.

FC Goa need their entire squad to come together as the season comes to a close, and expect Amey to stand up and be counted against the Men of Steel.

#1 Seiminlen Doungel

Similar to the situation surrounding the introduction of Amey Ranawade, expect Len Doungel to start in place of the suspended Brandon Fernandes against Jamshedpur FC.

Len enjoyed a great start to the season, scoring in the first game against Chennaiyin FC, but has since had to remain content with a place on the bench for the most part.

The suspension of Brandon means an opportunity has presented itself to Len, and fans will be keen to see him fire before the semi-finals begin.

If he does play, the former Kerala Blasters man will need to make the left flank his own, and just might prove to be a handful in that position.