MATCH DAY PREVIEW : EBFC vs KBFC
Kerala Blasters will be facing East Bengal FC in an away fixture at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. The Blasters will be aiming to assure their spot among the top six by claiming all three points.
Kerala Blasters are approaching this game after a home win against Northeast United FC. Diamantakos’s two quick goals gave KBFC a much-needed bounce-back win. The men in yellow are in the third position in the table with 28 points from 15 games.
East Bengal FC is coming after a defeat against FC Goa. They lost to the Guars for a margin of 4-2 and are placed in 9th position in the table with only 4 wins from 15 games and a tally of 12 points.
Both these sides have met each other 5 times in the league. Blasters have an upper hand with 2 wins and the other three games ended in a stalemate.
In the reverse fixture where both these sides played in the inaugural match of this season, it was KBFC who emerged as the best out of the two. KBFC won 3-1 courtesy of Luna’s opening goal and a brace from Kaliuzhnyi. Alex Lima scored the lone goal for EB.
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT
Dimitrios Diamantakos is in form as his brace helped KBFC to register an emphatic win against NEUFC. His two goals in the late period of the first half were crucial for the team to gain confidence and march towards victory.
Bryce Miranda, who got his first-ever HeroISL start, had a very good day at the office. He continuously lit up the left flank, produced accurate crosses multiple times, and provided the assist for Dimi’s opening goal.
Adrian Luna never fails to impress us. He was pivotal in Blasters’ midfield and gave an assist for Dimi’s second goal with an accurate lob pass.
WHERE TO WATCH
The live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV, Star Sports Network, and Asianet Plus. The updates will be made available through Club’s official Twitter account also.