East Bengal, playing for the first time in the Hero Indian Super League (IAISL), will now face Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan after scoring a hat-trick of losses in their opening three matches. East Bengal would like to win their first match in their fourth match of the seventh season.
Coach Robbie Faller is well aware that if there is a fourth consecutive defeat to the team, then there will be no scope of mistake in this match. Despite creating several chances, East Bengal have not scored a single goal so far this season.
He has taken only 17 shots from inside the box (second-lowest in the league). However, Faller is not missing out on defending his strikers. East Bengal has scored seven goals in three matches in the season so far and will now face the challenge of stopping Jamshedpur star striker Nerijus Valsakis, who has scored five goals in four matches.
On the other hand, Jamshedpur’s team has stopped their victories by defeating defending champion ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 in their last match, winning the last three matches. This has increased the confidence of the players of coach Oval Kayle.
The team of Jamshedpur is a team which has secured a clean sheet in the last three matches. But Coyle believes the fight against East Bengal will not be easy.
Jamshedpur team will play their fifth match within the last 15 days. Jamshedpur has scored six goals in the last four matches, of which five were scored by Walsakis himself. At the same time, the East Bengal team will want to score the first point in the season by leaving behind the previous failures.