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ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan prediction, preview, team news and more

  • Nov 19, 2020
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The 2020-21 Indian Premier League (ISL) season kicks off at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa, Friday evening with the Kerala Blasters face off against ATK Mohun Bagan.For the "guest" team in this first match, this is the beginning of a new chapter, as the offseason saw the merger of the English international champion ATK, defending the English Premier League champions ATK, and defending first league champion Mohun Bagan.In this unparalleled season, to be played behind closed doors in Goa, the ISL has been raised by the engravings of two giants from Kolkata. Mohun Bagan merged with ATK, while East Bengal was purchased by Shree Cement and relocated to ISL.This match also has an interesting angle, on Kerala Blasters coach Kibo Vicuna. Last season, Spaniard led Mohun Pagan to win his first I-League title in five years, with a thrilling streak in which he lost just one game.On the other hand, Sandesh Jhingan, who signed with ATK Mohun Bagan in his off-season, is facing a team that he played for in ISL for five years. Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Pagan head to head onThis is the first match for ATK Mohun Bagan in its current form and it has been said that previous ATK FC records will not be carried over to this club.With the core of ATK Mohun Bagan being the same as ATK last year, it will be important to note that they lost their two league matches to Kerala Blasters last season.On opening day in Kochi, Bartholomew Ojpichi a double gave the Kerala Blasters a 2--1 victory as they won 1-0 at Salt Lake Stadium thanks to a goal from Halicharan Narzari. Kerala Blasters Team vs ATK Mohun Bagan NewsKerala Blasters is expected to rest four players throughout the season, with Nishu Kumar taking on a new role as right back. Giselle Carneiro has been named one of the team leaders, so he is sure to start as a left-back.Costa Namueno Baccari will accompany Connie in defense and is expected to protect the four Vicente Gómez at the back, in his role in defensive midfield.The connection between players such as Sahl Abdul Samad, Facundo Pereira, and Gary Hopper will be key to the Kerala Blasters season, and they will look forward to starting this game right away.For ATK Mohun Bagan, Antonio Lopez Habas is expected to maintain the order he played last year, with most of the same staff members from the title-winning ATK team.Terry and Sandesh Jingan will make up three at the bottom alongside Pritam Kotal, with Subhashish Bose and Prabber Das providing a view of the wings.The strike partnership between David Williams and Roy Krishna caused fear in the other teams last season, and those two teams will be keen to continue this year. Predicted XI Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan Kerala Blasters expected an 11th (4-3-3) to be Albino Gomes; Nishu Kumar, Bakary Kone, Costa Nhamoinesu, Jessel Carneiro; Vicente Gomez, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad; Facundo Pereyra, Rahul KP, Gary HooperPredicted Mohun Pagan XI (3-4-1-2 Arindam Bhattacharya; Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri; Prabir Das, Pronay Halder, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose; Javi Hernandez; David Williams, Roy KrishnaKerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan With the pre-season cut short, it wasn't very easy for Vicuña to train his methods on a new team as well, pretty much. ATK Mohun Bagan has the advantage of continuity in terms of his coach and a large part of his team. Therefore, we are expecting a sailor's narrow victory in this game.Prediction: Kerala Blasters 1-2 ATK Mohun BaganAlso Read: Brazil beats Uruguay 2-0 to stay top of qualifying group

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ISL 2019-20: Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Nov 26, 2020
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The second round is underway in the Indian Premier League (ISL) as the teams are slowly establishing themselves and trying to form the right groups from their teams. Kerala Blasters FC Northeast United are hosting the Goa Medical College Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday.The Kerala Blasters lost the first game of the season to ATK Mohun Bagan, 0-1. Blasters showed promise and quality, but ATK Mohun Bagan still outdid them. The lack of practice in the match was an indication that Kibo Vicuña looked out of cohesion.The Blasters played a friendly with Mumbai City Football Club behind closed doors after their first game of the season to work on their fitness. Although Blasters had many areas to work on, there were also some instances of silver lining. The defensive duo of Costa Nhamuinsu and Baccari Kuni looked strong, allowing Vicuña to focus only on midfield to provide enough balls for Gary Hopper.Meanwhile, Northeast United won their first meeting against Mumbai City FC with an unexpected 1--0 score. Mumbai City FC looked flustered and tired, allowing defensive duo Benjamin Lampot and Dylan Fox to be their prime. Gerrard Noss's squad absorbed all the pressure to keep the attack on the counter and surprise Mumbai City FC. The midfield crowd worked brilliantly for the Highlanders.A NorthEast United victory takes them to the top of the league, while a victory for Kerala Blasters will provide much-needed momentum for Kibu Vicuna to start the season.Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC - Everything you need to knowKerala Blasters FC and North East United have met 12 times in the last six seasons of the Indian League. The two teams met only in the regular league season. The two teams were very competitive with each other in their matches.Kerala Blasters has won five times, while the Highlanders have won three. Four matches ended in a draw. The last three confrontations between these two teams ended in deadlock, indicating the quality and competitiveness of the two teams. In fact, the last meeting between the two teams ended in a goalless draw.Results of the last five matches in ISL between Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FCNortheast United 0-0 Kerala BlastersKerala Blasters 1-1 Northeast UnitedKerala Blasters 0-0 Northeast UnitedNortheast United 2--1 Kerala BlastersNortheast United 0-1 Kerala BlastersThe top 3 scorers of last seasonKerala Blasters - Bartholomew Ojpichi (15), Messi Polly (8), Rahul KB (1)NorthEast United FC - Asamoah Jian (4), Redeem Tlang (3), Martin Chaves (3)Clean sheet from last seasonKerala Blasters - 3Northeast United - 3Also Read: Barcelona sack coach Quique Setien after UEFA Champions League exit