Let’s look at the preview of a match which promises to be a thrilling encounter between two fierce rivals. It’s Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC – the southern derby.
Kerala Blasters are coming into this contest with a broken heart as they conceded a late goal which cost them two crucial points against SC East Bengal. Bengaluru FC on the other hand is coming into this contest with a draw against Northeast United. Both Kerala and Bengaluru are having problems this year and those are reflecting in their performances and the points table.
After a disappointing performance against Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters have managed to pick up 4 points from the next two games they played. After sacking Spanish gaffer Carles Cuadrat Bengaluru FC are desperate for results. Interim head coach Naushad Moosa has only managed to secure a solitary point from the two games he has been in charge of.
Kerala Blasters are in a better vein of form compared to Bengaluru FC coming into this fixture but the records are all with Bengaluru FC as they have got the better of the Blasters when having a look at the head to heads. The last time these locked horns, Bengaluru FC thrashed the Kerala Blasters 4-2. The Kerala Blasters will be aiming for revenge in this fixture and Bengaluru FC will be looking to beat the Blasters once again. A win is much needed for both sides as they find themselves in the bottom half of the table.
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Both Bakary Kone and Jessel have slight niggles it remains to be seen whether they make it to Kibu Vicuna’s Starting XI for the Game against Bengaluru FC.
Dimas Delgado left Bengaluru FC owing to a Family Emergency. Apart from that there is no new Injury Concerns or Suspension for Bengaluru FC.
KERALA BLASTERS FC
Starting XI: Albino Gomes, Nishu Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Costa Nhamoinesu, Jessel Carneiro, Jeakson Singh, Vicente Gomez, Facundo Pereyra, Sahal Abdul Samad, Gary Hooper, Jordan Murray
Starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Fran Gonzalez, Juanan, Parag Shrivas, Erik Paartalu, Harmanjot Khabra, Suresh Wangjam, Cleiton Silva, Kristian Opseth, Sunil Chhetri
This fixture promises to be an intense battle between two sides who are desperate for points. Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters FC matches are always exciting and intriguing this one should also be the same. The last three games in the Indian Super League have been draws but we expect this streak of draws to be over when the final whistle is blown at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim today.
Speaking of the match result, we expect the Kerala Blasters to pick up all three points