MATCH DAY PREVIEW : RoundGlass Punjab FC V KBFC
Kerala Blasters will take on RoundGlass Punjab FC for the first time since the later got promoted as an ISL team, at Kozhikode’s EMS Stadium. Both teams will be playing their first game of the campaign and would like to kick-start their tournament with a victory to their name.
KBFC squad for the tournament despite missing a few key players, remains a good mix of young homegrown talent along with experienced campaigners both domestic and foreign, which gives KBFC a mix of players to put an exciting combination on the pitch.
RoundGlass Punjab being the newest entrants within the ISL mix, would be keen to measure themselves against ISL teams during the Hero Super Cup. Players like Kiran Kumar Limbu, Juan Mera and Luka Majcen are most likely to lead the charge for their team.
Despite KBFC not playing their games on their home ground at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi. Kozhikode’s EMS Stadium is almost a second home for the team, with a large, vibrant football loving crowd expected to show up in big numbers to support the local team.
KBFC would be managed by Frank Dauwen during the Super Cup and his tactics and player management would add an extra dimension of interest, during the upcoming game.
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCHOUT
Dimitrios Diamantakos, the greek sharpshooter was KBFC’s highest goalscorer in the previous ISL season and his attack and accurate finishing should press RoundGlass Punjab’s defences.
Sandeep Singh grew as a cult hero for KBFC fanbase after his iconic late winner against Odisha FC during a home fixture in the last ISL, he suffered from an injury that later put him out of action through rest of the season, but after having made his recovery, he would be motivated to make a similar impact.
Prabhsukhan Singh Gill the golden glove winner from ISL 2021-22 is a crucial player to KBFC’ success, his dynamic reflexes and ability to improvise makes him a tough opponent for any opposition attack to get through.
WHERE TO WATCH
The live streaming of RoundGlass Punjab FC vs Kerala Blasters will be available on Fancode, whereas Sony Sports 2 will be showing the game live on television.The live updates of the game will be made available through Club’s official Twitter account also.