Kerala Blasters FC has finally found its lost confidence and it was seen on Sunday as well when they went to the Mumbai Arena and defeated the hosts who have comparatively been the better team statistically if we go by the season points. Now they are making the trip to the state of Jharkhand to lock horns with ISL debutants Jamshedpur FC.
Steve Coppell’s men are ranked eighth on the table with 10 points and a victory on Wednesday night could see them jump to the third position if all the three teams above them lose their current fixture.
ISL debutant Jamshedpur does not have an impressive record at home, having bagged only two points from a possible 12. While The Men of Steel will be hard to break down, Kerala will be confident of pinching another good result on the road after back-to-back away wins. Iain Hume, Courage Pekuson and Keziron Kizito have stepped their games up for the Men in Yellow and Steve Coppell will surely instruct his charges to pay them special attention.
It promises to be a tight battle on Wednesday like the stalemate in Kochi when these two teams locked horns earlier in the season. Can Steve Coppell get one over his former team or will David James’ positive run continue?
League- Indian Super League 2017-2018
Venue- JRD Tata Complex, Jamshedpur, India
Date and Time- 8:00 PM IST on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Last six performances of both teams in the Indian Super League 2017-18:
KBFC – W, D, L, D, W, W
JFC – W, L, W, L, D, L
Subhasish (GK), Lalruatthara, Brown, Lakic-Pesic, Jhingan, Hanghal, Kizito, Pekuson, Vineeth, Jackichand, Hume
Subrata (GK), Shouvik, Tiri, Anas, Souvik, Memo, Mehtab, Belfort, Trindade, Jerry M, Azuka
Trindade Goncalves (JFC)
Izu Azuka (JFC)
Iain Hume (KBFC)
Keziron Kizito (KBFC)
Courage Pekuson (KBFC)
Even the home side would start as favourites in their home ground but the visiting team is most likely to register a win in this fixture as well because after defeating Mumbai City FC in their last game they are riding high on confidence. Statistically speaking Kerala Blasters FC haven’t lost a single match in their last three games and managed to climb up to the 6th position on the points table with 14 points whereas the home team, failed to register a single win in their last three games and remained on the 8th spot on the points table with 10 points from the nine games they have played so far.
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