The forthcoming match between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC will be a tight contest. Both the teams would fight for every yard on the ground. Except for their rankings on the points table, both the teams are very much alike but also has a regional rivalry between them. Ranked 3rd on the points table with 12 points in their six matches Chennaiyin FC is assumed to dominate the game against their, Kerala Blasters FC, rivals who are currently ranked 7th with 6 points only in their five games in the tournament.
After beating Bengaluru FC in a very close game in their last match Chennaiyin FC would like to get back to hold their winning momentum in their home turf as well. However, the visiting team has drawn their first three games then losing out to FC Goa in a shameful manner, they picked themselves off from that defeat and rose to glory against North East United FC would want to bag their second win of the tournament.
This is going to be a nail-biting contest because none of the team would accept defeat easily. And the 2 points would be crucial for both of them as it would also affect their league standings on the points table. The stakes are higher for Kerala Blasters FC as they have they have won only one match. Chennaiyin FC would like to wrap things from the start as they would use all the advantage they can pull off from their home ground Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.
League- Indian Super League 2017
Venue- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, India
Date and Time- 5:30 PM IST on Friday, December 22, 2017
CFC – L, W, W, W, L
KBFC – W, L, D, D, D
Kerala Blasters FC, after having a mediocre start to this installment of Indian Super League (ISL) season, they tried very hard to get to their winning momentum. After drawing three matches in a row they faced FC Goa in their fourth match and they scored two goals against the league leaders, as of now, but also conceded five goals and after that, they put everything on the throttle and defeated North East United FC to register their first win of the tournament. They would now want to continue the same against Chennaiyin FC but after winning their last match against Bengaluru FC, the home team would not make it easy for the visitors.
Can we expect goals by either team on Friday?
As per the last match-
K Singh (GK), Sereno, Inigo Calderon, Mailson, J. Lalrinzuala, Raphael Augusto, Bikramjit Singh, F. Fernandes, D. Ganesh, J. Nworuh, J. Lalpekhlua
Seeing the last five performances of both the teams, it is expected that Chennaiyin FC will come out on top but as it is their home match against Kerala Blasters FC. It is expected to be a great contest. In this five months long league, it is too early to predict something but like every year, the fifth installment of the Indian Super League promises a rollercoaster of emotions going up and down with every match. Our bet is on Kerala Blasters FC on this game.
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