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ISL Race – Which Teams Will Fight For The Top Spot?

With just five teams still in the running for first place, things are getting interesting. This season’s Indian Super League (ISL) has been extremely competitive. While the race for fourth places is far from over, the battle for first place is heating up.

The final four teams in the ISL are vying for the League Winner’s Shield, which is awarded to the league winner. They are Hyderabad FC, Jamshedpur FC, ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC, and Kerala Blasters. Let’s take a look at these teams’ current standings.

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The ISL Race

At the top of the table we have Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur FC. They are both on 19 points, but Hyderabad has a better goal difference. Hyderabad has been in great form lately, winning their last three games. Jamshedpur, on the other hand, has been struggling a bit recently. They have only won one out of their last four games.

In third place we have ATK Mohun Bagan. They are on 16 points and they have a game in hand. Mumbai City FC is in fourth place with 15 points. They also have a game in hand.

Lastly, we have Kerala Blasters who are in fifth place with 14 points. They have two games in hand.

All of these teams still have a chance to win the League Winner’s Shield. Hyderabad and Jamshedpur are in the best position, but they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas. ATK Mohun Bagan is close behind and Mumbai City FC is not far behind either. Kerala Blasters still have a chance, but they will need to win their remaining games.

Whoever wins the League Winner’s Shield will be crowned the champions of the ISL. They will also get a spot in the AFC Champions League next season. It should be an exciting finish to the season!


FAQs about the ISL

How are the ISL league standings determined?

The ISL league standings are determined by the number of points a team has accumulated throughout the season. A team receives three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. At the end of the season, the team with the most points is crowned the league champion.

What is at stake in the final few games of the ISL season?

The race for the league winners shield is heating up with Hyderabad and Jamshedpur in close contention. ATKMB and Blasters remain in the hunt, but they will need to win their remaining games and hope for some help from other teams. The team that finishes in first place will receive a trophy and a cash prize. The team that finishes in second place will receive a trophy and a cash prize. The teams that finish in third and fourth place will receive cash prizes.

Who are the favourites to win the league?

Hyderabad and Jamshedpur are the favourites to win the league, but ATKMB and Blasters still have a chance. Hyderabad has been the strongest team throughout the season and they are currently in first place. Jamshedpur is in second place, but they could easily lose their lead in the final few games. ATKMB and Blasters will need to win their remaining games and hope for some help from other teams.It will be a close race to the finish.


Getting to know the top teams in the ISL

Jamshedpur FC (M-17, P-34)

Matches left – Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC, ATK Mohun Bagan

Owen Coyle’s squad has three games left and two of them are against teams that are in the running for first place. They’ll have their work cut out for them if they win at home to Hyderabad and ATK Mohun Bagan. If Newcastle United wins, it will move up to 96 points (29-1-0).

However, if they lose to Hyderabad, things will get complicated. Then the Nizams must hope that Mumbai City FC loses points against the Nizams. The winner of this round will be declared champion when both teams have 39 points each.

Hyderabad FC (M-17, P-33) 

Matches left – Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai City FC, ATKMB

The Sunrisers still have to play two direct rivals for the top spot. They will be confident of getting all three points against Jamshedpur, but they cannot afford to take things lightly against Mumbai City FC either.

A victory for Hyderabad in their final game in the ISL will see them crowned champions with 38 points. But if they drop points, then ATKMB can overtake them with a win in their final game (against Chennaiyin FC).

ATK Mohun Bagan (M-16, P-32) 

Matches left – Odisha FC, Delhi Dynamos, NEUFC

The Kolkata giants have the toughest run-in of all the contenders. They play two teams who are already out of contention and one against a team who are still in the hunt for a place in the playoffs.

But if they win all three of their remaining games, they will reach 37 points and overtake Hyderabad and Jamshedpur.

Odisha FC (M-15, P-31) 

Matches left – ATKMB, Chennaiyin FC, Jamshedpur FC

The Warriors will be hoping to cause an upset in their final game and deny Jamshedpur the title. But they realistically need to win all their remaining games and hope that other results go their way.

Even if they do manage to win all their remaining games, they will finish on 36 points, which might not be enough to finish in the top 4.

Chennaiyin FC (M-14, P-30) 

Matches left – NEUFC, ATKMB, Kerala Blasters

The defending champions have their work cut out if they want to make it to the playoffs. They play two teams who are still in contention and one against a team who are already out of the race.

But if they win all three of their remaining games, they will reach 36 points and overtake Hyderabad and Jamshedpur.

NEUFC (M-14, P-29) 

Matches left – Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin FC, ATK MohunBagan

The Highlanders still have a chance of making it to the playoffs, but they will need to win all their remaining games and hope for favourable results from other teams.

Even if they do manage to win all their remaining games, they will finish on 33 points, which might not be enough to finish in the top 4.

Kerala Blasters (M-13, P-27) 

Matches left – NEUFC, ATK MohunBagan, Mumbai City FC

The Blasters are in a must-win situation in their final game. They play two teams who are still in contention and one against a team who are already out of the race .

But if they win all three of their remaining games, they will reach 33 points and overtake Hyderabad and Jamshedpur.

Mumbai City FC (M-12, P-26) 

Matches left – Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC, ATK MohunBagan

The Islanders still have a chance of making it to the playoffs, but they will need to win all their remaining games and hope for favourable results from other teams.

Even if they do manage to win all their remaining games, they will finish on 33 points, which might not be enough to finish in the top 4.

The title race is heating up with Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur in close contention while ATK Mohun Bagan and Kerala Blasters remain in the hunt. Hyderabad FC will be looking to secure the top spot, irrespective of their result against Odisha FC. However, if they lose against Hyderabad, things will get complicated. Then they have to hope that the Nizams drop points against Jamshedpur, while they themselves win all their remaining games. 

This will give them a total of 38 points and the League Winners Shield. If Hyderabad doesn’t drop points, then ATK Mohun Bagan (who have to play Odisha FC and Delhi Dynamos) can overtake them with victories in both their remaining games.

Jamshedpur FC, on the other hand, can only win the League Winners Shield if they win all their remaining games and Hyderabad FC drops points in at least one of their remaining games.

With just three games left to play, the title race is heating up and it is still too close to call. Anything can happen and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.