After a hard-fought win over the Delhi Dynamos, FC Goa will look to build up some momentum ahead of their crucial clash against Bengaluru FC when they take on the 6th placed Kerala Blasters FC on Sunday.
FC Goa sit at the top of the table with a point more than Bengaluru FC but have played a game more than their challengers. Bengaluru have been undefeated so far, dropping points only once, against Jamshedpur FC. This means FC Goa will have to garner three points from this if they’re to stay atop the ISL Points Table.
For Kerala Blasters FC, this is a make or break game in their campaign. A win will put them in close proximity of the top 4 and will keep their hopes of making it to the playoffs alive despite managing just a solitary win from their six games so far. On the positive side, they’ve lost just one game so far, but David James will be very well aware of the fact that draws won’t help his side anymore going forward. They’ll have to find a way to somehow win all three points at least in their next three games. Come FC Goa, and they know they’ll how to go out now with an all out strategy.
When and Where?
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala
Kick-Off: 07:30 PM IST, Sunday, November 11
Where to watch FCG vs KBFC Live?
The match will be available for live stream on Hotstar and will be broadcasted on Star Sports 2.
FC Goa: W L W W W
Kerala Blasters FC: L D D D D
FC Goa Won – 5
Kerala Blasters FC Won – 3
Drawn – 0
Kerala Blasters FC
Nawaz; Fernandes, Mourtada, Mohamed Ali, Desai; Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Jackichand Singh, Edu Bedia, Boumous; Corominas
Kerala Blasters FC
Naveen Kumar; Kali, Jhingan, Lakic-Pesic, Lalruatthara; Krcmarevic, Prasanth, Samad; Doungel, Stojanovic, CK Vineeth
India’s pillar in defence, Sandesh Jhingan has been the reason for Kerala Blasters FC losing just one game so far. Getting past him has been a difficult task this season for everyone alike.
The only game he missed out, FC Goa ended up getting drubbed at the hands of Jamshedpur FC. He returned in the next game and FC Goa returned back to winning ways. Already leading the scoring charts this season, Corominas is in the form of his life. He will be the biggest threat to Kerala’s much hyped defence.
FC Goa haven’t been razor sharp in their last couple of games and considering how badly Kerala need three points, it won’t be wrong to forecast a defeat for the leaders tomorrow. Our final scoreline prediction Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 FC Goa.