The ISL 2016 is all about to come to an end but we are still not sure about which team is going to make the semifinals of the tournament. We have three semifinal spots already booked, but the fourth, and the final spot in the semifinals are yet to be finalised. Either Kerala Blasters or NorthEast United FC will make the semifinals, and we can expect a mouthwatering encounter when these two teams face-off against each other in the last group game of the ISL 2016. As we build up to this encounter between Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC, we bring forward the TV Guide, live streaming details, match preview, team news and match prediction.
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Match Preview
The ISL 2016 is yet to live up to the expectations that the fans of India had expected it to be. But come the final match of the group stages, all are getting excited for the final group match between Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC will be decided who will join Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos and Atletico de Kolkata in the semifinals.
Both the teams have the chance of making the finals. But it seems things are much favourably poised for Kerala Blasters. A draw will ensure them the semifinal spot, while NorthEast United will have to win the match to advance to the final four. The match will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kerala which is going to be a real plus for Kerala for the home crowd will be right behind from the very beginning. NorthEast United have a daunting in their hand as they not only have to defy their poor not-so-convincing away performances but also one of the loudest crowds in the tournament.
It remains to be seen how the visitors handle the pressure of such a big game and make advancement to the next round. If they manage to do so, this will be the first time in the history of the tournament that they will be playing in the semifinals. Kerala Blasters had previously reached the semifinals but failed to win the trophy when they lost out to ATK in the final of the first season of the ISL. So it will be fascinating to find out who goes through to the semifinals – Kerala Blasters or NorthEast United FC.
ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters Team News
There is not much of an update regarding the injury concerns in both the teams. And the managers of either team will look forward to fielding the strongest possible playing eleven. Expectations are there that both the teams will be playing with their best possible playing line-up.
Kerala Blasters (probable line-up): Stack (GK), Jhingan, Hengbart, Hughes, Anto; Ahmed, Mahamat, Rafi, Nazon, Belfort, Vineeth
NorthEast United FC (probable line-up): Rehenesh (GK), Chettri, Alves, Zokora, Gurung, Borges, Seityasen, Yusa, Romaric, Velez, Alfaro
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Match Prediction
We are expecting a hard-fought encounter between Kerala Blasters and NrthEast United FC as the final semifinal spot of the ISL 2016 will be at stake when these two teams lock horns in Kerala. The previous encounter was won by NorthEast Unitedby a scoreline of 1-0 and they were playing on their home soil. So Kerala Blasters will look forward to turning the tables in their favours by giving their best. But we predict a 2-1 win for the visitors which will also see them going through to the semis for the first in the history of the ISL.
ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters Match Details
Date: December 4, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kerala, India
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings:The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1/HD, 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 Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC match on Matchday 56 in the ISL 2016 will be available on Hotstar.
Hope this article on the match preview, team news, match prediction, TV and online streaming details of the Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC 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.