ISL 2016 is heading towards its business end as we have only a few matches left to be played this year. And one of those big matches is definitely going to be the Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter. We have only a few hours left before the kick-off of this match, and we look forward to bring the match preview, match predictions, TV details and online streaming details of the match in the following article.
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters Match Preview
The Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter is going to be held on the home ground of the Kolkata outfit which will kick-off within an hour’s time. The match is going to be a real humdinger as both the teams are locked in the same place in the table. Both teams have 18 points each, and a win for either could turn out to be crucial for in their bid to reach the semifinals.
ATK will have the home support which is definitely going to be one of the most important factors in the match because the fans of Kolkata have been one of the loudest crowds in the ISL 2016. However, Kerala, on the other hand, have players like Mehtab Hossain who is a Kolkata lad and knows the Kolkata grounds better than many other. And Mehtab has been a constant for the visiting team throughout the three season of the ISL. A lot will depend on him if Kerala Blasters have to win the match.
ATK will once again try to be a bit more cautious at the back as they conceded soft goals quite often this season. The forward line also needs to fire as there have been occasions in the ISL 2016 that the Atletico de Kolkata players have failed to find the back of the net.
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata Team News
Neither of the teams has too much of injury worries. ATK will be very satisfied the way in which Helder Postiga has played this year, particularly because of the fact that he has managed to keep himself fit enough to appear in almost all the games barring few. Sammehg Doutie is also back leaving the fitness which has seen him missing many games this season. And with Doutie and Ian Hume up front, Atletico de Kolkata will be a formidable side to be beaten, that too at home.
Kerala Blasters also don’t have too much injury concerns. Mehtab Hossain will definitely be the biggest bet against ATK. He holds the key for Kerala in the midfield. The recent 5-0 defeat at the hands of Mumbai City FC have left them a bit shattered but with the kind of incentive they have, if they manage to win this match, they will definitely be giving their best on the field.
Atletico de Kolkata (probable line-up): (4-4-1-1) Debjit, Arnab Mondal, Tiri, Robert, Pritam Kotal, Borja Fernandez, Pearson, Ruidas, Doutie, Postiga and Belencoso
Kerala Blasters (probable line-up): (4-2-3-1) Nandy, Hengbart, Hughes, Jhingan, Currais, Mehtab Hossain, Mahamat, Vineeth, Nazon, Belfort, Rafi
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters Match Details
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Rabindra Sarovar Stadium, Kolkata
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters Match Prediction
We predict a close fight between these two teams. A win will be enough for either team to secure their position in the semifinals. And in this current situation, we predict a close 2-1 victory for ATK with Ian Hume and Helder Postiga being the two scorers for the home side. Rafi might score the lone goal for the visitors.
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 in English and on Star Sports 3 in Hindi. The matches will also be available in various regional languages on other channels in the Star network.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter will be available on Hotstar.
Hope this article on the match preview, team news, match prediction, TV and online streaming details of the Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter in the ISL 2016 helps you in keeping track of the match. For more information on the ISL 2016 last round fixtures and semifinal fixtures you can go through this article.