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The ISL 2016 has almost arrived at its end with only one match to go. And the big match is still to be played – the title decider. Atletico de Kolkata, the most successful team in the history of the Indian Super League, will be up against Kerala Blasters with the biggest trophy in the Indian football at stake. Can ATK redo their heroics of the ISL 2014? Or will Kerala Blasters be able to take revenge for the loss they suffered at the hands of ATK in the final of the first edition of the ISL? To find the answers, you need to go through the TV guide and the live streaming details that we are providing in the following article. Also, there is a match preview and match prediction to aid you as we build up to the Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter in the ISL 2016 Final.
ISL 2016 Final: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters Match Preview
The ISL 2016 Final between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters is going to be a repeat of the final of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. ATK won that encounter through a last-gasp winner from Mohammad Rafi who headed in for Atletico de Kolkata in the dying minutes of the match. Kerala Blasters can never forget that for sure. And guess what they have got an opportunity to return the favours. And what better stage they could have got for such a rematch. Kerala Blasters will be playing in front of the home crowd who has been cheering the home crowd right from the very beginning.
Atletico de Kolkata will have a big job in hand in defying the support of the home crowd and get their job done like true professionals. Their owner Sourav Ganguly did sound confident about Atletico de Kolkata winning the trophy. But things might not be that much easy for the visitors. But with such a strategist like Jose Molina on the bench, we can expect Atletico de Kolkata to come out on top after the final whistle in the ISL 2016 Final.
In the two Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata encounters that we have had in the ISL 2016, ATK has remained unbeaten. They won the away match with a scoreline of 1-0 and drew the home match with a scoreline of 1-1. Both the matches have seen som,e entertaining end-to-end football and in the ISL 2016 Final, we cannot expect anything less than that.
ISL 2016 Final: Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata Team News
Both the teams will be looking forward to fielding their best possible eleven when Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters meet for one final time in the ISL 2016. No updates have been received as far as the Kerala Blasters team is concerned, and they are expected to be fielding the same playing eleven which they had in the semifinal against Delhi Dynamos.
But as far as Atletico de Kolkata are concerned they will be without the service of Arnab Mondal in the defence who has been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury which saw him sitting out of the semifinal encounters of the ISL 2016 as well. ATK will also be without the services of wing back Robert Lathamwuana because of the marching orders he got in the second leg of the semifinal against Mumbai City FC. Also, it is expected that Molina will be bringing back a number of first team players like Helder Postiga, Ian Hume and Sameehg Doutie back in the side whom he dropped for the second leg in the semifinal of the ISL 2016.
Atletico de Kolkata (probable line-up): Debjit, Prabir Das, Tirri, Kingshuk Debnath, Pritam Kotal, Ruidas, Pearson, Borja Fernandez, Sameehg Doutie, Postiga and Ian Hume
Kerala Blasters (probable line-up): Stack, Josu, Hughes, Hengbart, Jhingan, Mahamat, Mehtab Hossain, Vineeth, Nazon, Rafi and Belfort
ISL 2016 Final: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters Match Prediction
We expect that Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter in the ISL 2016 Final will not go to the extra time, and we will get the champions within the 90 minutes. We predict that the match will be won by Kerala Blasters by a scoreline of 2-1 in front of their home crowd. Belfort and Vineeth will score for the home side while the lone goal for ATK will be scored by Helder Postiga.
ISL 2016 Final: Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata Match Details
Date: December 18, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kerala
ISL 2016 Final: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters TV Guide and Online Streaming
TV Guide: The Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter in the ISL 2016 Final is going to be telecasted live on Star Sports 1/HD1 & Star Sports 2/HD2 in English and on Star Sports 3/HD3 in Hindi. Commentary of the match in regional languages will be available on regional channels on the Star Network.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata encounter in the final of the ISL 2016 will be available on Hotstar.
The TV Guide and the live streaming details of Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters encounter will help you in keeping an eye on all the proceedings. We will be eager to hear it from you regarding what you think regarding the final result of the ISL 2016 Final. Who will lift the trophy? IS it going to ATK for the second or Kerala Blasters for the first time? Send us your thoughts. We will be extremely glad to hear it from you.