Kerala Blasters FC v Northeast United FC – ISL 2023-24
Kochi, Kerala : Kerala Blasters FC will square up against Northeast United FC in their fourth match of the Indian Super League 2023-24 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi later this evening.
The Blasters are currently placed fourth place in the League table with six points from three matches, while their opponent Northeast United FC is placed 5th on the table with 4 points in three games.
Following a loss to Mumbai City FC in their first away match of the season, the Blasters will be looking to bounce back to winning ways, whereas Northeast United, on the other hand, are coming off a draw in their away fixture against Punjab FC.
KBFC have a good record against Northeast United, having won eight of their 18 previous encounters. The last time the two sides met, Kerala Blasters FC beat Northeast United 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in an Indian Super League fixture on January, 2023.
Played – 18
Kerala Blasters FC – 8
NorthEast United FC – 4
Draws – 6
Kerala Blasters: The Blasters will be going into the fixture against the Highlanders without the services of some key players due to factors like injury concerns and suspensions, challenging coach Frank Dauwen to test out the bench strength of the squad, providing an interesting layer to the game on an tactical front as well.
Player To Watch
Kerala Blasters’ skipper and playmaker Adrian Luna will be the player to watch out for in this fixture. Luna who tends to feed off the energy and passion of the home fans put up two literally flawless performances in the first two home games, scoring two goals while also being at the forefront of creating chances, making him the key player in the game against the Highlanders to help his team acquire another three points at home.
Where to Watch
Live ISL action this evening will kick off at 08:00 PM which will be available on Sports 18 and Jio Cinema, with Malayalam coverage being on Jio Cinema, Surya Movies and News 18 Kerala.