Premier League match preview: Brothers Union versus Sheikh Jamal

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Competition: Bangladesh Premier League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 10:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bangabandhu National Stadium

Struggling Brothers Union will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Sheikh Jamal in the upcoming league round. It’s 12th vs 3rd and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • Brothers Union have yet to win a game.
  • Sheikh Jamal has the most scored goals (25) in Premier League

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Brothers and Sheikh Jamal.

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Brothers Union form and stats

The story so far in the Premier League for Brothers Union at their home stadium (Bangabandhu National Stadium) is 0 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

J. Rahman was the last player to score a league goal for Brothers Union and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Brothers Union haven't scored in 259 minutes.

A defeat was the result before that one, 0-1 away at Abahani Chittagong.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Brothers Union, as the Premier League home game vs Arambagh is only four days away.

Brothers Union has huge difficulties finding the net and are scoring on average only once per two home matches in the league: 2 goals from 4 games. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Brothers Union defense is not exactly impregnable. 7 goals conceded from 4 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Sheikh Jamal form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most scored goals (25) in Premier League, on their Premier League travels is 2 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats. The Sheikh manager S. Manik is a generous human being, having led his team to four draws in a row during the last 19 days. Two points from the last two away games for Sheikh Jamal, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Preceding that match was the 3-3 draw at home vs Baridhara.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Bangladesh Police was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today?

Sheikh are a potent attacking force on the road with their 10 goals in 4 league games. Sheikh have conceded 8 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - two - six (Brothers Union wins - draws - Sheikh Jamal wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sheikh JamalP. Jobe
P. Jobe
11 goals
Sheikh JamalS. Kanform
S. Kanform
5 goals
Sheikh JamalS. Sillah
S. Sillah
4 goals

Brothers Union missing players

Sheikh Jamal missing players

Brothers Union Sheikh Jamal
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
9 4 1 Played P 1 4 9
0 0 0 Won W 1 2 5
2 1 0 Drew D 0 2 4
7 3 1 Lost L 0 0 0
6 2 0 Scored S 2 10 25
16 7 2 Conceded C 1 8 14
89% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 89%
67% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 89%
44% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 89%
22% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 75% 67%
11% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 50% 56%
44% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 100% 78%
11% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 22%
56% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 11%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 1.2 1.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
4.9 5.2 7 Shots (avg) S ( 12 12.2 13.4
2.1 2.2 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 10 6.8 7.3
32% 22% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 37% 38%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Sheikh Jamal's away-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Brothers Union have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Brothers Union have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Brothers Union have yet to win a game.
  • Sheikh Jamal has the most matches over the total-line (6) in Premier League
  • Sheikh Jamal has the most scored goals (25) in Premier League
  • Sheikh Jamal has the most scored goals in the second half (14) in Premier League
  • Sheikh Jamal have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Sheikh Jamal have not yet lost a game.
  • Sheikh Jamal have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sheikh Jamal have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Sheikh Jamal have scored more than double the goals of Brothers Union.
  • Sheikh Jamal haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bashundhara Kings 10 9 1 0 24 4 5 5 0 0 16 2 5 4 1 0 8 2 20 28
2 Abahani 10 6 4 0 20 7 5 3 2 0 7 3 5 3 2 0 13 4 13 22
3 Sheikh Jamal 9 5 4 0 25 14 5 3 2 0 15 6 4 2 2 0 10 8 11 19
4 Sheikh Russel 9 5 2 2 14 9 5 3 2 0 9 3 4 2 0 2 5 6 5 17
5 Mohammedan Dhaka 9 4 3 2 14 11 4 2 1 1 6 4 5 2 2 1 8 7 3 15
6 Saif 9 4 1 4 13 14 5 1 1 3 6 8 4 3 0 1 7 6 -1 13
7 Abahani Chittagong 9 3 3 3 10 10 5 2 1 2 4 4 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 12
8 Bangladesh Police 9 2 3 4 11 12 5 1 3 1 8 8 4 1 0 3 3 4 -1 9
9 Rahmatgonj MFS 8 2 2 4 6 9 4 2 0 2 5 5 4 0 2 2 1 4 -3 8
10 Muktijoddha SKC 9 2 2 5 6 13 4 1 0 3 4 8 5 1 2 2 2 5 -7 8
11 Baridhara 9 0 6 3 15 20 4 0 4 0 9 9 5 0 2 3 6 11 -5 6
12 Brothers Union 9 0 2 7 6 16 4 0 1 3 2 7 5 0 1 4 4 9 -10 2
13 Arambagh 9 0 1 8 7 32 4 0 0 4 2 11 5 0 1 4 5 21 -25 1

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The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is the top level of football in this South Asian country. It was founded in 2007 as the B League, renamed Bangladesh League and then got its current name in 2012. It has 13 teams playing a season where each team play 26 fixtures to decide the final league table.