November 22, 2018
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By Kartikey Sharma

The NEUFC vs KBFC match preview –

In a game of the Indian Super League, North East United FC will be taking on Kerala Blasters FC on Friday.

North East United FC have been the dark horses to win the entire tournament this year. They have bounced back in some fashion after stuttering in the last place in the previous campaign. A lot of changes took place within the squad, and now this team is finally good enough to be able to compete in the Indian Super League. With the likes of Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche, they have genuine superstars in the ranks.

Meanwhile, Kerala Blasters FC have only won one game this year. That too was the first game the team played in the season. This has been a tough year once again for the team as they are struggling to close out games. Even though most of the times the defence has help up, the management will be cognizant about the fact that the goals are not coming from the forwards. Some changes have to made once again in next summer for them to be able to make a run in the finals of the tournament.

NEUFC vs KBFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Gangtok, India. The ground has a capacity of 23,850.

Where to watch North East United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC live?

The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on November 23rd, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Stats and Facts for Kerala Blasters FC vs North East United FC:

NEUFC vs KBFC recent form (Last five matches)

North East United FC – L W D W W

Kerala Blasters FC–  L L D D D

NEUFC vs KBFC Head to head

North East United FC Won – 2

Kerala Blasters FC Won – 5

Drawn – 1

NEUFC vs KBFC Team News:

North East United FC:

  • Even though the team lost no changes in the starting lineup are expected.
  • No player is injured or suspended for the team.
  • Pawan Kumar will be the goalkeeper for North East United FC.

Kerala Blasters FC:

  • CK Vineeth will be coming back into the starting lineup after being on the bench lately.
  • No player is sidelined for Kerala Blasters FC.
  • Naveen Kumar will be the safety net for the backline.

NEUFC vs KBFC Probable Playing 11:

Kerala Blasters FC –

Kumar (GK), Rakip, Jhingan, Edathodika, Laruatthara, Krcmarevic, Vineeth, Keziron, Stojanovic, Narzary, Poplatnik

North East United FC –

Kumar (GK), Singh, Leudo, Grgic, Lalthlamuana, Tlang, Khawlthring, Borges, Gallego, Mascia, Ogbeche

Players to look out for-

  • Matej Poplatnik

The Kerala Blasters FC striker was brought into the squad to score the goals that were missing from Kerala Blasters. That has not been the case as the output has been only one goal in seven games.

  • Bartholomew Ogbeche

The Nigerian forward has been sensational in just his first season in the Indian Super League. He has scored six goals in six games with double figures a realistic target for Ogbeche.

Gambling India Info Match Prediction North East United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC –

North East United need to win this game to be back near the top of the table and we back them to pull it off.

NEUFC vs KBFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-

Team 1:

The strikers, Ogbeche and Polatnik have to be taken as they are the only ones who score the goals for their team. Gallego is good winger and Leudo will be starting this game. Krcmarevic has been scoring goals from midfield, and that justifies his inclusion in the team.

Team 2:

Stojanovic and a Kerala Blasters defence is on the display here. Nothing else has been changed.

Kartikey Sharma

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