The Men in Yellow will be locking horns with the highlanders today in search of the first victory in the 8th edition of Hero ISL. In the inaugural match, Kerala Blasters had a downfall against ATKMB with a scoreline of 4-2 in favor of the hosts at the fartoda stadium Goa. Sahal and Diaz found the net and opened their account for Kerala Blasters this season. Khalid Jamil (Northeast united FC head coach) following a loss against Bengaluru FC will be keen for a win.
Rahul KP was subbed off owing to an injury in the last game against ATKMB, will be out of action for recovery. Initial observations suggest a partial tear of the groin muscle injury. Delightful news was Bijoy V debuted in the Indian super league, moreover, he was promoted from reserve team to the senior squad based on his performances in Kerala premier league and pre-season matches. The team is prepared to find their rhythm against the northeast United FC. Moreover, the coach and the whole team are confident about the game. This is the exact time to rectify the mistakes from the previous game.
HEAD TO HEAD
The previous meeting between these two teams was on November 26, 2020, at the GMC Stadium in Goa when they played out a 2–2 tie. Overall in the Indian super league, Kerala Blasters oversee the fixture with five victories.
KEY PLAYERS IN THE LAST MATCH
Sahal Abdul Samad scored his first goal for Kerala Blasters in ISL 8 season which undoubtedly will boosts his confidence.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz marked his first goal for Kerala Blasters. Diaz also performed well in the last pre-season matches. Assuming that he can score numerous goals for Kerala Blasters in this season, he will be the one to watch out for.
Aridan luna contributed his first assist for Kerala Blasters last match. The Uruguayan wizard who plays as an attacking midfielder made his debut for Kerala Blasters and created a great impact on the field.
WHERE TO WATCH
Online Streaming: Disney+Hotstar JioTV and Asianet plus.