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NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur Preview: Back a stalemate between draw specialists

17 Dec 2020
Ramesh Jegatheeswaran 17 Dec 2020
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  • NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur tips for the Indian Super League clash from Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday
  • With 5 draws from 6 head to heads, and 4 draws each this season, the betting tips for NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur is for the game to end level.
  • Read on for our match preview and predictions.
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NorthEast United and Jamshedpur have drawn 4 of their 6 matches this season (Getty Images)

NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur Prediction

History points to NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur ending in a draw. Five of the six fixtures between the sides have finished level, and both have drawn four of their six ISL games this season.

  • NorthEast United are unbeaten in their last 7 matches (Indian Super League).
  • NorthEast United have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).
  • NorthEast United and Jamshedpur have drawn 5 of their 6 head to heads (Indian Super League).
  • Jamshedpur are unbeaten in their last 5 matches (Indian Super League). 
  • Jamshedpur have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (Indian Super League).

Head to Head

In six meetings between the sides in the Indian Super League, five have ended in draws. NorthEast United have never beaten Jamshedpur, who are the only side to taste victory with a 1-0 win back in 2018. The last four clashes have ended level, including 1-1 and 3-3 draws last season.

NorthEast United Form

NorthEast United remain unbeaten this season, but it is four draws in six games for coach Gerard Nus' side.

The most recent of the stalemates came courtesy of a 0-0 draw with Chennaiyin on Saturday. NorthEast have also drawn with Kerala Blasters (2-2), Goa (1-1) and Bengaluru (2-2) this season.

NorthEast did start with a 1-0 victory over current leaders Mumbai City, and have also beaten newcomers East Bengal 2-0 in the unbeaten run. 

Jamshedpur Form

Jamshedpur are also draw specialists with the latest coming in a 1-1 stalemate with Mumbai City. Nerijus Valskis took his tally to six in six games with a ninth minute goal, only for Bartholomew Ogbeche to equalise six minutes later.

Since losing the season opener 2-1 to Chennaiyin, Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur are unbeaten.

They drew with Odisha (2-2) and Hyderabad (1-1) before becoming the first side to defeat ATK Mohun Bagan this season with a 2-1 victory. They have drawn the last two against East Bengal (0-0) and Mumbai City.

Team News

NorthEast United forward Idrissa Sylla is likely to drop to the bench with Kwesi Appiah taking his place in attack. Midfielder Federico Gallego didn't feature against Chennaiyin, but could return.

Jamshedpur will without Spanish midfielder Aitor Monroy after he was sent off in the draw against Mumbai City. 


History points to a draw, as does this season's exploits. NorthEast United can claim a share of the points and set a new record unbeaten run of seven games without defeat.

NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur

Where can I watch the NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur live stream online?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur live stream online.

Where is NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur being played?

NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur is being played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama, India.

When does NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur kick off?

NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur kicks off at 19:00 on Friday 18 December 2020.